If your child’s birth injury resulted in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, we can help you hold the at-fault party financially responsible for the medical care and additional expenses caused by their negligence. A Cicero hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group may be able to help you recover compensation for your child’s ongoing medical needs.
On your own, it might be difficult to determine the at-fault party in a birth injury case. When our team represents you, we determine who to pursue, assign a value to your lawsuit, and negotiate for a settlement on your behalf. When you are ready to pursue financial compensation, contact the case review team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group by calling (800) 222-9529.
Do Not Wait to Start Building Your Case
When you involve our birth injury law firm in your potential lawsuit early, we have time to build a strong case for financial recovery. Early intervention means we have time to interview you and members of your health care team early. It also means we have time to identify and consult medical experts.
735 ILCS 5/13-212 generally allows four years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Illinois law may alter the statutory filing deadline to eight years because your case involves a minor. Illinois may also require additional filing and notification deadlines that we must comply with.
When you are ready to ensure your lawsuit is filed on time, a lawyer familiar with local laws from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can help ensure timely filing. Your lawyer might also help avoid the penalties of late filing that might prevent you from filing your lawsuit at all or legally compelling compensation from the at-fault party. Do not wait to involve our team in your hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy compensation case.
The Benefits of Hiring a Birth Injury Lawyer from Our Firm
Hiring a birth injury lawyer at this difficult time might help relieve the stress of the situation and put an objective set of eyes on your lawsuit.
In addition to focusing on your lawsuit so you can focus on your baby, our team can:
- Interpret Illinois insurance laws
- Handle insurance claims forms
- Read and review medical records
- Assign an accurate value to your lawsuit
- Update you on the progress of your lawsuit
One of our most important roles is to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. While the decision to accept or reject a settlement is always yours, we work hard to help you understand the value of your lawsuit and make an informed decision.
Assessing the Financial Impact of Your Child’s Birth Injury
Assessing the lifetime cost of your child’s hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy involves many variables. This type of birth injury might lead to complications, including:
- Developmental delays
- Short-term breathing support
- Mild to severe learning disorders
- Seizure disorders such as epilepsy
- Motor development disorders like cerebral palsy
The complications your child suffers, and the degree of their impairment, may determine the types and amounts of financial compensation that may be available to your family. Our team will assess the value of your overall recoverable damages based on these factors.
Your Child’s Recoverable Damages
According to 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.2, your child’s injuries may entitle you to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include the costs of their immediate and ongoing medical care. It may also include the cost of prescribed therapies, including:
If negligence caused your child’s hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, they might also be entitled to non-economic damages, including the physical and emotional pain and suffering they will endure now and in the future.
Your child’s diagnosis will have an impact on your entire family. You may be entitled to collect compensation for your economic and non-economic damages as well.
Your economic damages may include:
- Immediate loss of income
- Future loss of income
- Decreased earning capacity
Your non-economic damages may include the emotional pain and suffering you experience due to your child’s hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Concerns about their future may increase your emotional turmoil.
Find out how a Cicero hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer from our law firm can help assess the value of your lawsuit. Call (800) 222-9529 to speak to a team member at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today.
Defining the Cause of Your Child’s Birth Injury
Your potential right to financial recovery is based on the at-fault party’s role in the birth injury that led to their hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. To prove negligence, our team may help you establish its legal elements, including how the at-fault party:
- Had a duty to provide the accepted standard of medical care
- Breached their responsibility
- Caused your child’s birth injury
- Caused your financial damages
We may use medical records, conduct depositions, and consult with expert witnesses to establish fault in your case. After we organize an effective evidence file, we can present it to the at-fault party’s insurer and use it to drive settlement negotiations.
Get Help Pursuing Compensation for Your Child’s Birth Injury
The immediate and long-term medical care your child may require in the aftermath of a birth injury might be costly and extensive. When you are ready to assign financial liability to the at-fault health care professional, a Cicero hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer from our firm can help you build a strong case for financial compensation.
We take your child’s future seriously and help you fight for the monetary recovery they deserve due to negligence. Contact the team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group by calling (800) 222-9529 to learn more about how we can work for you.