Many things can go wrong for a baby before and during birth, and not all of those things are due to chance. Sometimes a medical team can make a mistake that causes permanent injury to a baby. We’re here to help those victims.
Birth Injury Lawyers Group can put you in touch with a qualified Peoria birth injury attorney that can help you get answers about what happened to your baby. We can tell you if your case qualifies for a malpractice lawsuit and help you get compensation to pay for your child’s medical needs and more.
For a free legal consultation, call 1-800-222-9529
How Do I Prove My Baby Was a Victim of Malpractice?
Once you have a lawyer on your side, you don’t have to worry about proving malpractice. That’s our job. Hiring a birth injury attorney gives you space to take care of your baby while still pursuing justice. Here are some of the tasks we’ll do to help you:
- Investigate if your case qualifies as a malpractice lawsuit
- Identify all the responsible parties that harmed your baby
- Talk with medical experts to see what went wrong and what should have happened
- Handle all communication between you and the defendant, including their insurers
- Calculate how much your case is truly worth
- Negotiate with the insurers to get you the most compensation possible
- Take your case to court if they refuse to listen
Malpractice cases require sound evidence from experts because medicine is not perfect. Even the best doctor in the world can’t stop every injury from happening. However, there are standards all medical professionals must follow.
If we can prove those standards were broken and led to your baby’s injury, we can prove your baby was a victim of malpractice. The sooner you contact a Peoria birth injury attorney, the sooner you can get answers about whether you have a case.
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What Kinds of Birth Injury Cases Do You Take?
Some birth injuries are minor and heal completely. Your health insurance may cover these. You need a lawyer when the costs of caring for your baby far exceed what your health insurance will cover. Some birth injuries can bankrupt a family without help.
Many of the serious birth injuries we see in our cases need treatment throughout your child’s life. There may never be a possibility of full recovery. Some of the conditions we often see in our cases include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Birth asphyxia
- Infant jaundice
- Undiagnosed conditions that led to worse problems
Dozens of serious birth injuries could be eligible for a malpractice lawsuit. Not all may qualify, but you won’t know for sure until you speak with a birth injury lawyer. Call our offices now for a free consultation to get your case started.
How Do I Pay for Your Legal Services?
If you’re facing huge medical bills and time off work already for your child’s care, it’s no surprise if you’re worried about how you’ll pay for your lawyer. Fortunately, you do not have to pay anything to us unless you win compensation.
If we are successful, we take a percentage of the compensation as our contingency fee. We only get paid from your compensation, so you do not have to worry about our work affecting your financial situation.
When you speak with our birth injury lawyers in Peoria, we will estimate your chances of success and explain our fee structure. There is no obligation to hire us after a consultation, and you are free to speak with multiple lawyers in our group to help you find the best one for your child’s needs.
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Is There a Limit to Compensation in Illinois?
While some states limit how much you can win in a malpractice case, Illinois is not one of them. The Illinois Supreme Court struck down caps on non-economic damages in 2010, so there is no limit set by law for how much you could get for your child’s compensation.
Evidence must back all of our claims for compensation, and there may be other limits, like how much a malpractice insurer will cover, but you do not have to worry about the court limiting how much you could get.
If we win, your case will be eligible for both economic and non-economic damages to cover costs like:
- Your child’s medical expenses, both now and in the future
- Lost wages and economic opportunities from caring for your child
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medications and medical gear
In cases of extreme medical negligence, a court may also decide to award punitive damages. If we believe you’re eligible for these, we are not afraid to take your case to court and ask for them.
When Must I Start a Malpractice Lawsuit?
The rules about when you must start a malpractice lawsuit differ for children and adults. Normally you have two years from when you reasonably should have known you were harmed, plus another absolute deadline of four years since the malpractice happened.
For children in Illinois, we must bring the lawsuit within eight years of injury. Thus, for a birth injury, you must file before the child turns eight. Parents of children with birth injuries will likely file far before this deadline.
However, for any kind of malpractice case, it’s better to start sooner than later. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to get evidence for your claim. That’s why the court has deadlines. Beyond a certain point, it’s hard to get justice. Memories and records can disappear, and you can’t win without evidence.
Start Working with a Peoria Birth Injury Attorney Today
Don’t give up hope about how you’re going to care for your child. Call our birth injury lawyers in Peoria at the number on your screen or send us an email through our contact form. One of our representatives will contact you to schedule a free case evaluation.
The worst we can say is that you don’t have a case. All of our initial consultations are free and without obligation, and you will owe us nothing unless you win compensation with our help. Call today and get the answers you need from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group.