Illinois Failure to Place a Cerclage Attorney
These stitches seal a mother’s cervix, so this procedure often prevents serious complications like late-term miscarriages and preterm labor. A cerclage is basically a preventative measure. It’s often a good idea for mothers with a high risk of cervical incompetence (cervix opens too early). Risk factors include a previous LEEP (loop electrical excision procedure) which cleaned the woman’s cervix, history of preterm labor or late-term miscarriage, and a previous cone biopsy. Cervical cerclage placement is usually a day surgery procedure and serious complications are rare.
Doctors have a rather narrow and early window to work with in these situations. Usually, the doctor must place a cervical cerclage between twelve and fourteen weeks of gestation. At this point, the mother’s prenatal care schedule is just beginning. So, doctors must accurately evaluate the available evidence, which often is not very much, and then make a fast decision. These areas are not strong suits for many physicians.
In contrast, a diligent Illinois cerclage placement failure attorney at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman know how to quickly evaluate evidence in a medical negligence case. Once we complete this review, we hit the ground running and immediately begin fighting for you. At the same time, we never make reckless or risky decisions when it comes to your case. Instead, everything we do is well-calculated to result in maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Why Should We File a Birth Injury Claim?
The consequences of cervical cerclage placement failure are often severe. This simple procedure could eliminate the risk of some extremely serious labor and delivery complications. The consequences of not filing a negligence claim in these cases could be almost as severe. It’s bad enough that your family must live with a birth injury. You do not want to add regret to the list.
Birth injury claims call attention to the issue. Legal documents are usually public records. No doctor, hospital, or clinic wants that kind of negative attention. So, insurance company attorneys are often motivated to settle these claims quietly before a legal filing occurs. These resolutions are usually on victim-friendly terms.
The result of a birth injury case is protective as well. Money is the only language large insurance companies speak. If a Chicago cerclage placement failure attorney obtains a large judgment, the insurance company will force the medical providers to change the way they treat patients. These changes benefit other families.
Incidentally, the doctor is not financially responsible for compensation in a birth injury case. The insurance company must pay damages, at least in most cases.
These damages usually include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are often available in these cases as well.
How Do We Pick the Right Attorney?
Illinois in general, and Chicagoland in particular, has one of the highest number of attorneys per capita in the country. Almost any of them could successfully handle a routine birth injury case. But most birth injury cases are far from routine.
Only a attorney with the right skill set should handle such cases. Experience, dedication, and accessibility spring immediately to mind.
The experience should include trial experience in this area. Furthermore, your attorney should be dedicated to this area of law. You do not want an attorney that handles medical malpractice cases as a sideshow. Finally, your attorney, and not a less-experienced associate or non-layer paralegal, should be available to answer your questions.
Work with a Savvy Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced cerclage placement failure attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. After-hours, home, virtual, and hospital visits are available.