Few things compare to the stress and anxiety of learning your newborn suffered a birth injury. If you are in this difficult position, our client support team is ready to advocate for you. We might be able to establish your right to financial recovery with:
- Your medical records
- Your child’s medical records
- Your recollection of events
- Interviews with your medical team
- Consultations with medical experts
Find out how hard our Des Plaines hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyers fight for injured clients to get the financial compensation they may deserve for an injury caused by negligence. Avoid speaking to the at-fault party’s insurer or accepting a settlement offer on your own. Contact our client support team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 today.
Get Compensation for Your Child’s Treatment Plan
Because hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy can lead to many complications, it can also lead to a costly, extensive, and potentially lifelong treatment plan. According to 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/2-1115.2, the cost of your child’s treatment plan may be part of the recoverable damages the at-fault party is responsible for.
In addition to past and future medical, rehabilitative, and therapeutic care, you might be entitled to the cost of your child’s past and future physical pain and suffering. Our team may also include the financial value of emotional pain and suffering for you and your child in your lawsuit. To safeguard your right to seek compensation, we file your lawsuit on time and avoid paying penalties for expired filing deadlines.
The Statute of Limitations
Per 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/13-212, the state generally allows four years for the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, in medical malpractice lawsuits involving children, the deadline to sue may be extended to eight years.
If your child suffered a birth injury that resulted in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a lawyer familiar with Illinois law from our firm may best clarify your filing deadline.
Long-Term Complications of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Can Be Costly
Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews highlights the numerous complications your infant might experience as the result of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. As a result of oxygen or blood deprivation to their brain at birth, your child may experience one or more of these temporary or permanent complications:
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Fatalities, typically before age 2
Longer periods of blood or oxygen deprivation might lead to greater degrees of disabilities. The Des Plaines hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer who helps you fight for compensation can consult with medical experts who may help prove the cause of your child’s injury and provide helpful information on their prognosis.
We can help you include the costs of these lifelong treatments in your lawsuit to ensure your family does not experience undue financial difficulty due to negligence on the part of a medical professional.
Get a Free Case Review from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group Today
We are committed to helping the families of children injured at birth. If you are prepared to hold the at-fault medical professional financially liable for your child’s current condition, our team is ready to help you get started. Contact a representative of the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529 for a free case review.