Unfortunately, doctors can make careless mistakes that lead to painful and potentially long-term injuries impacting a child. Although there are some situations that cannot be avoided even if a doctor is using the highest level of care and attentiveness, there are other times when medical negligence injures a patient. When this happens, it can be incredibly confusing for the parents.
The Cicero umbilical cord birth injury lawyers at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group have seen firsthand how painful and devastating a birth injury can be for a family. We want to help you figure out the best path forward during this situation and whether you may be entitled to compensation from the doctor who hurt your child. For a free consultation with our team, call (800) 222-9529 now.
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How the Birth Injury Lawyers Group Can Help You
A lawyer from our firm will take care of many different aspects of your claim, starting with an investigation to determine whether your medical providers made careless errors and owe you compensation. Your lawyer will also make sure that you file your case on time.
In general, if you do not file a medical malpractice lawsuit typically within two years from the date of your child’s birth injury, then you may waive your right to compensation, according to 735 ILCS 5/13-212. There may be exceptions in your specific case, so it’s best to check with your lawyer.
Your lawyer will also:
- Answer daily calls and emails about your case
- Attend court hearings on your behalf
- Collect evidence to prove your case
- Review any available insurance policies
- Negotiate for a settlement
- Prepare for trial
- Keep you informed
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When Doctors Are at Fault for Birth Injuries
There are some medical complications that can arise during a baby’s growth phase or delivery that are unforeseen. Medical professionals are not expected to prevent any harm from ever happening to their patients. But they are expected to use their training appropriately and to intervene when a situation does arise.
If a doctor caused your baby to suffer unnecessary harm that could have been avoided if the doctor acted appropriately, their actions (or lack of actions) may be considered medical negligence. A few examples include:
- Failure to monitor the umbilical cord
- Failure to diagnose an umbilical cord issue
- Failure to intervene when necessary
- Failure to monitor your baby’s vital signs and wellness
- Failing to order the right tests or diagnostics
- Administering the wrong medications
Other medical staff who provide you with care can also be held liable for medical negligence. This includes nurses, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, and others. And in some cases, there may be several individuals involved in a birth injury case.
Identifying Who Is Liable for Your Baby’s Injury
A Cicero umbilical cord birth injury lawyer from our firm can help you identify how your baby was injured and who is to blame. It is important to name all possible defendants in your lawsuit. If you do not name everyone who may be at fault, it may negatively affect your ability to recover compensation.
A few parties that may be involved in your case include:
- The hospital where you gave birth
- The doctor who treated you
- The nurses who treated you
- Surgical staff
- Lab techs
- Ultrasound operators
- Equipment and device manufacturers
To learn more about whether medical negligence was involved in your situation and who may owe you compensation, contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529. All callers receive a free consultation from our team.
Call an Attorney Today for Help
In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for all of the conditions related to your child’s umbilical cord birth injuries. To learn more about working with the Birth Injury Lawyers Group and your potential case, call us at (800) 222-9529 for a free consultation.