If the delivery of your baby resulted in a birth injury that caused hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, you might have the right to financial compensation. Support and guidance from our team can help you focus on your child’s health while we focus on your financial recovery. Our goal is to identify the at-fault medical professional and prove they are liable for your damages.
If a member of your health care team negligently caused an injury at birth that led to an adverse diagnosis, a Rockford hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer may help. Get started building your lawsuit today. Contact the client intake team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group by calling (800) 222-9529 to get a free review of your case today.
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Work with a Lawyer to Define Your Lawsuit’s Value
The financial aftermath of a birth injury can have far-reaching repercussions. Your infant might require long-term physical or cognitive care and support, and your family may experience a loss of income due to their ongoing needs. You might be able to recoup many of these financial expenses and losses by filing a birth injury lawsuit.
Per 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/2-1115.2, your recoverable damages may include:
- Your child’s medical expenses to date
- Future medical care your child may require
- Loss of parental wages and income
- Current and future physical pain and suffering
- Current and future emotional turmoil
The types and amounts of compensation you receive may depend on the severity of your child’s injury, the degree of your parental financial losses, and other factors unique to your case. Our team can assign an accurate and favorable value to your potential lawsuit.
Documenting the Severity of Your Child’s HIE
After receiving a comprehensive diagnosis, your child’s health care team may categorize the severity of the infant’s hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. We may request copies of your prenatal, labor, and delivery medical records. We may also request your baby’s complete medical file.
According to Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, potential long-term health challenges your child may experience include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Intellectual disabilities
- Vision challenges
- Limited physical control
Sadly, as many as 2% of all infants diagnosed with HIE may succumb to it by their second birthday. If your child was injured or fatally injured because of a birth injury, a lawyer might be able to help your family fight for financial compensation.
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What a Birth Injury Lawyer Can Do for You
When your child is experiencing health challenges, you want their care to be your primary focus. While you concentrate on the health and well-being of your baby, a Rockford hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer can help you:
- Define and document your recoverable damages
- Determine and comply with the statute of limitations
- Complete and submit required insurance forms
- Organize and submit evidence and proof of liability
We also help you weigh the feasibility of each settlement offer you receive and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. You do not have to undertake this challenge on your own.
Documenting Your Recoverable Damages
Regardless of how carefully your financial damages are calculated, the at-fault party’s representatives will request proof of their value. To document your losses, we may request parental income loss statements, medical and prognosis-related records and bills, and bills for any emotional or therapeutic services you and your child require.
Complying with Illinois’ Case Filing Deadline
You have a limited time to file a medical malpractice or birth injury lawsuit in Rockford. According to 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/13-212, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice action is generally four years.
The date of the birth injury, the date it was uncovered, and your child’s age can impact your statute of limitations deadline. You can ensure you comply with this deadline by involving our team early in your case. A team member can explain its full implication and importance.
Completing and Submitting the Required Insurance Forms and Other Documents
Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. When your focus is on your child and your family, our team’s focus is on your financial compensation. We even deal with insurance company paperwork, including:
- Claims forms
- Information requests
We also work hard to meet all filing deadlines, document all correspondence, and update you on all communications, including those with the insurance company and other involved parties.
Organizing and Submitting Evidence and Proof of Liability
To prove that a birth injury caused your child’s hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, we may ask a wide range of questions about your labor and delivery. We might also request the names and job titles of everyone who treated you and your baby. Our goal is to identify the at-fault party and prove their duty to provide you with an accepted standard of care and their failure to provide it.
We Can Help You Seek Financial Compensation After a Birth Injury
When you are ready to explore the value of your lawsuit and the financial compensation your child may be entitled to due to negligence, a Rockford hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer is here to help. Contact the client support team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group by calling (800) 222-9529 to start fighting for your child’s future today.