No parent wants to hear that their child was brain damaged because of something that went wrong at birth, but it happens. An infant’s brain can get damaged when the brain cannot get enough blood to function. This is called brain ischemia.
Sometimes brain ischemia is caused by a doctor’s negligent actions. Our brain ischemia attorneys in Chandler, AZ, can find out if your case qualifies for a lawsuit. You and your child could receive substantial compensation to pay for ongoing care with the help of our lawyers.
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How do I Know if My Child Has Suffered Brain Ischemia?
Early treatment is crucial to get the best possible medical outcome after brain ischemia has happened in your baby. If your baby ever has a seizure, take them to the hospital immediately for a CT scan. This is the biggest sign of brain ischemia in infants. Other signs include:
- Extreme sleepiness
- Neurological impairment
- Weakness on one side of the body
- Trouble with feeding
- Breathing problems, especially apnea (breathing stops and starts)
Unfortunately, some babies do not show signs of brain ischemia until they miss developmental milestones or start exhibiting behavior and emotional issues. However, even if it’s been years, you can pursue a lawsuit about what happened, thanks to Arizona’s statute of limitation laws.
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How Long do I Have to File a Brain Ischemia Lawsuit for My Child?
In Arizona, the usual statute of limitations for personal injury is two years after the discovery of the injury. However, there is an exception for injuries to minors. Minors may not sue another party until they’re 18, so they have until their 20th birthday to sue.
As a parent, you may sue on behalf of your child. The money you could get from a lawsuit will pay for medical care that can help your child recover from brain ischemia and relieve the financial burden of this expensive birth complication.
You don’t have to take on all the financial burden yourself. Don’t give up hope if you believe malpractice may have caused your child’s brain ischemia. Talk with one of our brain ischemia attorneys in Chandler, AZ, and learn your legal options.
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How Will a Birth Injury Lawyer Help Me?
A birth injury lawyer gives you and your child the opportunity to see if your case qualifies as malpractice and get the compensation and justice you deserve. Malpractice insurers know they may have to pay millions of dollars to care for a severely disabled child. They will try to fight your claim if you do it on your own.
Even if your case seems cut and dry, they will probably try to pay as little as possible. But if you work with a birth injury lawyer, they know you have someone on your side who can take them to court. They cannot play their games anymore to trick you.
Your lawyer will serve as a shield against the insurers and other parties while you focus on caring for your child. They’ll also gather evidence for you, build a strong case, and negotiate hard with the insurers to get a fair settlement. And if they refuse to give one, we’ll take them to court.
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Possible Damages in Brain Ischemia Cases
To win your case, we have to prove that you were “damaged” by what happened to your child. Any negative consequence related to your child’s injury could count. The law divides these into economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages hit your wallet directly. Anything costs involved with your child’s medical care counts. This includes doctor visits, transportation, prescriptions, medical gear, and more. So does any lost wages you’ve suffered because you had to take time off of work to care for your child.
Non-economic damages are intangible consequences like pain and suffering, or loss of companionship. If your child has died because of brain ischemia, there are multiple non-economic damages you could claim as the grieving parent.
Is There a Cap on Damages for Brain Ischemia?
Arizona is one of the most agreeable states for plaintiffs in personal injury cases. There are no caps on the amount of money you can get from economic or non-economic damages. The state constitution forbids it!
Your brain ischemia attorney will seek every possible compensation avenue for your child. While there is no limit in law, we still have to prove all of our claims of damages and their value and work within the limits of the policies that apply to your case.
So you don’t have to worry about the state capping how much money you can get for your child’s care. Instead, worry about taking care of your child while we work to get you the most money we can.
Are Your Fees Expensive?
Birth Injury Lawyers Group works on a contingency fee basis. You will not have to pay us anything, including for your consultation, up-front. Only if we win will you owe us money for our services. If you lose your case, you pay nothing.
A contingency fee is a percentage of the total winnings. If you win a little, we will get a little, and vice versa. The percentage depends on the difficulty of the case, but it will be part of the contract you sign with your lawyer. You should clarify with them about the amount, so there are no surprises at the end of your case.
Contact a Chandler Birth Injury Lawyer
Hiring a birth injury lawyer with experience in infant brain ischemia can help you pay for your child’s care. Early care will give them the best opportunity for a healthy life. To see if your case qualifies, contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. Our team is ready to take your call.
We will connect you with a Chandler brain ischemia attorney qualified to take your case. For your free case evaluation and consultation, call us at the number on your screen or email through our contact page. We look forward to helping you with your birth injury case.
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