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Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries

Medical malpractice is a term used to describe conduct that deviates from the applicable standard of care. A standard of care is a generally a minimum level of care that should be exercised by a health care provider. A standard of care requires healthcare providers to exercise the same degree of knowledge or care that a reasonably careful healthcare provider would use. Violations of a standard of care occur when a healthcare provider does something that a reasonably careful provider would not do or when a provider fails to do something that a reasonably careful provider would do.

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Birth Injuries

Joliet / Will County / Wheaton Birth Injury Lawyers

Almost nothing can be more devastating and traumatic than a birth injury to a child. In the United States, thousands of mothers suffer from complications during pregnancy and delivery that result in birth injury every year. Injuries can be temporary or permanent in nature. And not all injuries are due to neglect by a medical professional. However certain types of injuries suffered at birth can be more indicative of medical malpractice.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving the Greater Chicago Area

At Zayed Law Offices, our birth injury attorneys are experienced and qualified to litigate birth injury cases. Our attorneys will ensure that birth injury clients receive the compensation deserved and that the best quality of life is available for children suffering from these injuries.

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Birth injuries can be caused by natural complications. However, many birth injuries are caused because of mistakes made by medical professionals involved in the delivery. An experienced attorney should be consulted if you suspect that birth injuries were caused by medical mistake. It is also important that immediate action is taken if medical negligence is suspected. Thousands of birth injuries are reported every year, and most of the time no inquiry is successfully conducted as to the cause.

 

Medical malpractice is a term used to describe conduct that deviates from the applicable standard of care. A standard of care is a generally a minimum level of care that should be exercised by a health care provider. A standard of care requires healthcare providers to exercise the same degree of knowledge or care that a reasonably careful healthcare provider would use. Violations of a standard of care occur when a healthcare provider does something that a reasonably careful provider would not do or when a provider fails to do something that a reasonably careful provider would not do.

Once the doctor-patient relationship has been established, the healthcare provider must adhere to the applicable standard of care. A patient bringing a medical malpractice claim must show that the healthcare provider breached the applicable standard of care, that the breach caused injury, and that the breach caused the patient’s injuries.

 

Prosecuting a claim for medical malpractice can be time consuming, complicated, and costly. Contacting an attorney who has a proven track record of excellence is an essential part of bringing a successful medical malpractice claim.

Very often doctors undertake risky procedures without any guarantee of success, and a bad result alone is not evidence of medical malpractice. One of the most solid grounds for suspicion of medical malpractice is when the results of a procedure are widely unexpected. It is important to look into any suspicions of medical malpractice, and this is best done by contacting an experienced medical malpractice law firm. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will review the records of healthcare professionals and may order additional tests and exams.

In the event of medical malpractice, health care providers can be held responsible as well as the institutions they are affiliated with. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will be able to identify ALL parties who are responsible.

Two years is the general time limit for filing suit for injury or death in Illinois. However, there are many nuances that apply to medical malpractice statutes of limitation. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits is from one to seven years depending on the facts of the case. It is best to contact a personal injury attorney in order to consult with an attorney who will guide your case through the gauntlet of applicable statutes of limitations.

One of the most important things to do in the event of a suspected medical malpractice is to avoid outright accusations toward your healthcare provider. Make sure that you request your medical records and then consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney to review the records and provide guidance on your potential cause of action.

Signing a consent form means you have acknowledged that there are known risks associated with your medical treatment. A signed consent form does not mean that you have consented to medical treatment below the applicable standard of care owed by all healthcare providers to their patients.

Amounts recovered from medical malpractice lawsuits are generally not taxable.

All patients have a legal right to obtain a copy of their medical records. These requests should be made in writing and must include details like the patient’s social security number, address, date of birth, etc. Requesting medical records can be very timely and may require payment of fees to the records department providing the records.