If a doctor or hospital in Naperville, Illinois, acted negligently and caused your child’s birth injuries, you may have a medical malpractice case against them.
A Naperville newborn brain hemorrhage birth injury lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group may be able to represent your family during the claims process and secure the compensation you need to provide care and support throughout your child’s life.
Call (800) 222-9529 to get help now. We provide free consultations.
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Your Legal Claim Against the Doctor or Hospital That Hurt Your Child
Neonatal brain hemorrhages are serious medical conditions that require prompt diagnosis and emergency care. Without a diagnosis and treatment, they can cause catastrophic brain damage, including permanent physical impairments and intellectual disabilities.
Children who experience a significant brain bleed as a newborn often require:
- Continued monitoring and treatment
- Therapies and rehabilitation
- Additional support with daily life skills
- Assistance in the classroom or workplace
- Ongoing care and support
If we believe we can recover compensation for you based on your child’s injury, a Naperville newborn brain hemorrhage birth injury lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group will seek money damages for your family that may include:
- Hospitalization and care
- Diagnosis expenses
- Current and future treatment costs
- Ongoing care expenses
- Other related expenses and losses
- Your child’s pain and suffering
Since the firm’s founding in 2003, our team has fought for the best interests of families who struggle to overcome the challenges caused by a preventable birth injury.
We know what Illinois law requires when filing a medical malpractice claim and how to develop a strong case to show negligence and liability. We have a network of medical experts we can call on to testify, as well. Let us go to work for you. Your child deserves justice.
Call us today at (800) 222-9529.
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Negligence Causes and Fails to Treat Infant Brain Hemorrhages
Neonatal brain bleeds are relatively common, and not all of them are related to medical malpractice. According to Current Medicinal Chemistry, this type of complication occurs in three or four of every thousand births. In fact, it is the most common neurological issue seen in newborns.
Many of these babies are born early, usually before 28 weeks’ gestation. A doctor should monitor babies for brain bleed symptoms, especially if they are at an increased risk. This may allow them to diagnose the condition, conduct medical imaging, and act right away to slow or stop the bleed.
When this does not happen, it may be medical negligence. If your child suffered a newborn brain hemorrhage because of the doctor’s negligent actions, or if their condition was made worse because the doctor failed to act, you could have a case.
The three most common types of newborn brain hemorrhages include:
- Intracranial hemorrhages
- Intraventricular hemorrhages
- Subarachnoid hemorrhages
All three types of neonatal brain bleeds can support a medical malpractice case under certain circumstances. It is possible for doctors or other care professionals to cause the bleed directly. This could occur when:
- They use forceps or a vacuum extractor device improperly
- They drop the baby or cause other head trauma
There are also times when the doctor should have prevented the baby’s injuries but failed to do so, such as when they fail to recognize signs of cephalopelvic disproportion or allow the baby’s blood pressure to rise too high before calling for a cesarean delivery.
Failure to diagnose or treat are also common ways negligence can hurt a child. The doctor and care team have a responsibility to monitor the child for signs of a problem before, during, and after birth. If they do not do so, they may miss symptoms of a brain bleed.
During your free consultation with our team, the Birth Injury Lawyers Group will discuss your child’s delivery and care with you. We can usually make an initial determination at this time about whether you may have a valid medical malpractice birth injury legal claim or not. You can learn more about the next steps in proving your case during this complimentary case evaluation.
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Meeting Necessary Timelines Based on Illinois State Laws
In Illinois, 735 ILCS 5/13-212 sets a deadline for filing a civil action against the doctor or hospital. This law generally applies to victims of medical malpractice and gives them two years after the discovery of the malpractice injury to sue, but no more than four years from the date of the occurrence of malpractice to sue.
However, when the victim of medical malpractice is a minor (under the age of 18), this law may give them eight years to sue. A Naperville newborn brain hemorrhage birth injury lawyer from our firm can determine the timeline you need to follow based on the facts of your case.
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Speak with Our Team Today About Your Child’s Brain Hemorrhage Birth Injury
At the Birth Injury Lawyers Group, our team is here to help you. We can evaluate the strength of your case and answer your questions about medical malpractice birth injury claims. Our consultations are always free for families like yours who live with the challenges associated with a birth injury.
We want to discuss your child’s injuries, who was involved, and what we may be able to do to hold them responsible. Let our team review your potential medical malpractice case for free.
Call (800) 222-9529 now to talk to a member of our staff about your options for seeking justice for your child.