Shoulder Dystocia Birth
Newborns in particular are among the most vulnerable groups of patients. During and immediately after birth, newborns require extensive care. If their needs are not addressed, the repercussions can affect the baby for a lifetime.
At Zayed Law Offices, we are one of the leaders in our industry in representing victims of hospital malpractice, physician errors and other situations resulting in medical malpractice such as birth injuries. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys are known for its ability to undertake complex cases and will act as your advocate at all times.
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- Shoulder Dystocia Birth
- Chicago Area Hospitals Are Not Immune to Medical Malpractice
- Zayed Law Offices Has the Experience You Need to Support Your Claim
- An Attorney from Zayed Law Offices Accurately Measures Your Damages
- The Insurance Companies Work for Profit, Not for You
- Your Medical Malpractice Attorney Supports You and Your Family
BIRTH INJURIES CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES: SHOULDER DYSTOCIA
Shoulder dystocia is an extremely serious and even life-threatening injury that can occur during the birthing process. If the baby is unable to pass through the birth canal and the shoulder becomes compressed, the baby may only have seconds before an injury occurs. Injuries can also occur because of the high level of pressure on the umbilical cord. If your child has been injured, we are here to provide the legal assistance your need.
Holding Doctors Accountable
In many instances, these injuries could have been prevented. Doctors and medical staff are held accountable for monitoring a fetus and ensuring that if the fetus is in distress, that the proper medical treatment is administered. Attorney Adam Zayed is very experienced Chicago birth injury lawyer in the area of medical malpractice law, specifically with birth injury cases. He has been successful in representing families in birth injury cases involving cerebral palsy, brachial plexus and shoulder dystocia. We will take an aggressive approach to representing you and your family through the legal process and work to secure the maximum amount of compensation on your behalf.
Chicago Area Hospitals Are Not Immune to Medical Malpractice
Chicago is home to many great hospitals, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem-Metro Chicago. Each of these institutions services a great many individuals in the Chicago area each year, and they have a growing number of respected practitioners across all fields of medicine.
Whatever your or your child's medical need, there are a great many service providers available to provide for your needs in the area. Hospitals across the United States have experienced supply issues, concerns with crowding, and other complications due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, when circumstances create scarce resources and overwork healthcare professionals, medical malpractice is more likely to happen.
Mistakes can take place even at elite Chicago hospitals, and when they do, the medical malpractice lawyers at Zayed Law Offices are not intimidated by the reputation of a physician or facility.
If you or your child has experienced a complication in a medical procedure or during birth, you may have encountered medical malpractice. Never accuse your healthcare provider of malpractice but instead come to our medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case.
The first thing you'll want to do is simply request your medical records, as you are entitled to do. We cover how you can do that below, and once you have your medical records, a medical malpractice attorney can assess your case and help to determine what damages might be available to you for your medical malpractice injury.
Zayed Law Offices Has the Experience You Need to Support Your Claim
The attorneys at Zayed Law Offices have the experience you need to achieve the total possible coverage for your medical malpractice injuries. Attorney Adam Zayed has a proven track record of success in medical malpractice cases, including various birth injury cases involving brachial plexus, cerebral palsy, and shoulder dystocia.
Our personalized approach to your case that best supports your rights sets our firm apart. We take an aggressive approach to representing you and your family through every step of the legal process, working to ensure that you receive the total compensation to which you are entitled.
The purpose of our representation in your medical malpractice claim is to “make you whole,” which is a legal term of art and the purpose of compensation - to put you in a position as though the injury had never happened. When it comes to medical malpractice, your child might not be able to fully recover from their injury, and the pain and suffering associated with it can be significant.
Being made whole after a medical malpractice injury can include payment for related medical bills, medication, treatment, and rehabilitation and any changes in earning ability and the capacity to enjoy your life. If you are unable to return to the same work that pays as well, you can be entitled to compensation to cover your loss in earnings potential from the time of your injury through your working life.
An Attorney from Zayed Law Offices Accurately Measures Your Damages
If you have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you might be unable to return to work not only in the short-term while you recover but also in the long term due to disabilities related to your injuries. Accurately measuring your damages requires that you compute the short and long-term medical costs associated with your injuries, in addition to the short and long-term impact of your injuries upon your occupational health and earnings ability.
If you cannot return to work or must return to a position that pays less, you experience economic damages that can make it difficult to support your family in the long term. Without an accurate computation of your damages, you may have to pay bills out-of-pocket in the future.
The insurance companies will be quick to offer you a settlement, hoping that you will take less than you deserve. Initial settlement offers might be attractive as they seem to cover related medical bills and even provide a bit extra, and the speed at which they arrive is also appealing. From the perspective of the insurance company, early settlement offers are hail Mary passes they hope you will take so that you sign away your rights to collect anything further in the future, leaving you to cover any additional costs.
The Insurance Companies Work for Profit, Not for You
In a medical malpractice claim, your lawyer will negotiate and communicate with the insurance companies for your healthcare provider and their healthcare institution. Insurance companies do not work for the persons seeking out coverage for injuries - they work for profits.
Like any other for-profit company, the goal of insurance companies is to make the most of their profit by maximizing revenues and minimizing their costs. Revenues are the premiums that the insurance company's customers pay, and part of the costs of an insurance company are the amounts they pay out to claimants.
Insurance companies minimize their costs by denying whichever claims they can and paying as little as possible on those claims that are approved. If they reject your initial claim, you have a right to appeal, although it is even more challenging to have a claim accepted on appeal.
The odds are stacked in favor of the insurance company as they have full-time teams of professional claim analysts and attorneys working to deny and reduce whatever claims they can. The insurance companies handle thousands of claims a year and know how to fight court claims.
A medical malpractice attorney on your side helps to even the playing field so you receive the compensation you deserve, not what the insurance company would prefer to pay you in support of their bottom line.
Your Medical Malpractice Attorney Supports You and Your Family
Having a personal injury attorney with a medical malpractice focus by your side as soon as possible will support the best possible outcome for you and your family in your medical malpractice claim. The healthcare professional who caused your injury and the healthcare organization they work for will each have an insurance company.
Insurance companies have full-time teams of claim analysts and attorneys whose job is to deny the claims they can and pay as little as possible for those claims they cannot deny. If you try to bring your claim yourself, they may deny malpractice, and you are effectively alerting the insurance companies of your intent, which can make it hard to collect the evidence you need in support of your case.
Read on to learn answers to some commonly asked questions about medical malpractice to learn more about what options might be available to you. As you'll see, working with a medical malpractice attorney to help on your case will support the best possible outcome and provide you the advocacy you need to focus on recovering from your injury while your attorney works to make the most of your compensation.
Your medical malpractice attorney steps into your shoes and handles all communications and negotiations with the opposing parties, removing the stress from your day-to-day lives.