Illinois Skull Fracture or Bone Fracture Attorney
Since a baby must glide smoothly down a mother’s birth canal during delivery, the baby’s bones are underdeveloped at birth. In fact, a child’s bones don’t fully develop until many years thereafter. So, newborns are extremely vulnerable to fractures. That’s especially true in their heads and extremities. A baby’s skull is usually soft and unable to withstand any external pressure. Furthermore, a tiny baby’s arms and leg bones are very vulnerable. The inside of each extremity is almost literally like a pair of toothpicks joined by a piece of chewing gum.
Usually, fractures and other such trauma injuries occur during the baby’s’ delivery. However, these injuries usually have roots much earlier in the process. Doctors often fail to identify or fully account for various risks. An underlying “I’ve got this” attitude usually causes doctors to miss the signs or not react appropriately. Confidence is a wonderful and necessary trait for doctors. Overconfidence is a reckless and dangerous trait, especially since the health and safety of a tiny newborn is at stake.
The compassionate Illinois skull fracture or bone fracture attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman understand the grievous pain and suffering that medical negligence inflicts on families. Many of the members of our professional team have endured such hardships. As a result, we feel passionately about the legal and financial rights of victims, as well as the chance every child should get to reach his/her full potential. This passion fuels our purpose. We always work hard and always proactively communicate with our valued clients.
Why Should We File a Birth Injury Claim?
This question weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of many families who have experienced a birth injury. A legal claim does not reverse what happened in the past. Usually, this hesitation is even stronger if the doctor or other tortfeasor (negligent actor) apologized and offered a reasonable explanation for the mistake.
These concerns are not entirely misplaced. At this point in the process, pointing fingers helps no one. That’s why, from a fundamental standpoint, a birth injury claim does not “blame” anyone for an injury. Blame is a criminal court concept. Compensation for injury, the purpose of a negligence action, is a civil court concept.
Incidentally, the tortfeasor’s insurance company is financially responsible for any damages awarded, as mentioned above. Most likely, the insurance company will hike the tortfeasor’s premiums or even drop coverage. But some adverse action was probably inevitable, lawsuit or no lawsuit.
So, a negligence action forces tortfeasors to accept responsibility for their mistakes. Birth injury survivors have a responsibility as well. The power to file a legal action gives them the power to alter a hospital’s care environment and protect other families.
How Do We Find the Right Chicago Nursing Negligence and Birth Injury Attorney?
As you meet with potential legal representatives, focus on the attorney’s experience, accessibility, and dedication.
Experienced attorneys usually have proven methods which produce life-changing results. Furthermore, they are typically able to quickly develop a vision for a case. Inexperienced attorneys are usually feeling their way through the dark.
Accessibility is almost equally as important. Your attorney, not a less-experienced associate or a non-attorney paralegal, should do most of the work on your case. Your attorney should be physically accessible as well. You should not have to drive across town with a disabled child just to see your attorney.
Finally, birth injury cases are quite complex. So, this area of law should not simply be a sideshow, or an area that a general practice attorney occasionally dabbles in.
Rely on a Dedicated Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced skull fracture or bone fracture attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. You have a limited amount of time to act.