Illinois Brain Bleeding Injury Attorney
Blood vessels in the head are usually the last part of the body to fully develop in utero. As a result, premature infants, even those with no other health conditions, often develop intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Low-grade IVH, which is also known as germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH), is serious, but usually does not leave lasting effects. Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage, which is a high-grade IVH, often causes blood clots that block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid into the brain.
The symptoms of high-grade and low-grade IVH, such as apnea (breathing pauses), lethargy, and abnormal muscle movements, are similar. Additionally, it’s often difficult to tell the difference between intraparenchymal hemorrhage and GMH in ultrasound results. That’s especially true if the results were not 100 percent accurate to begin with. In either situation, an unnecessarily aggressive treatment could do more harm than good. At the other end of the scale, an unnecessarily tepid response could literally threaten the infant’s life.
Reckless medical shortcuts often adversely affect the outcome in IVH cases. In contrast, the dedicated Illinois brain injury attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman always take medical negligence cases one step at a time. We never rush and never make assumptions. This diligent preparation gives your claim a solid foundation. At the same time, we never unnecessarily delay your claim. We know what fair compensation means to your family, now and in the future.
Why Should We File a Birth Injury Claim?
The compensation in a medical malpractice claim usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Families need this compensation to pay what are often staggering and lifelong injury-related costs. Families deserve this compensation because the injury to the newborn was not their fault.
A medical negligence claim is about more than obtaining compensation. These claims force doctors to take responsibility for their medical mistakes. Illinois would be a much better place to live if we all accepted the consequences of our mistakes, instead of blaming others for them or trying to avoid responsibility for them.
On a related note, birth injury claims protect other babies and mothers who count on that doctor for proper treatment. Money is the only language that most large medical malpractice insurance companies speak.
If the settlement is large enough, the insurance company will have a long talk with the doctor and force the doctor to change the way s/he treats patients. If the settlement is negligible, the insurance company will write it off as the cost of doing business, and nothing will change. If no one stands up and says anything, the outlook for other families is even worse.
How Do We Find the Right Chicago Bleeding in the Brain Injury Attorney?
Speaking of insurance companies, at the first sign of trouble, a posse of attorneys usually begins defending the insurance company’s interests. Victims need an equally-determined legal advocate to level the playing field.
Belief in a cause is not enough. An attorney must have the necessary makeup as well. This makeup includes the right combination of experience, accessibility, and dedication.
Medical negligence is quite unlike any other area of law. Inexperienced attorneys are often lost. Accessibility is a delicate balance. Your legal representative needs the backing of a large firm and its resources. But your attorney should also be available to work with you. Finally, your attorney should be dedicated to injury victims. Without that passion, there is nothing to fuel the purpose.
Contact a Dedicated Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced bleeding in the brain injury attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.