Illinois Unnecessary C-Section Malpractice Attorney
Most surgical procedures are either proactive surgeries which are planned months in advance or reactive surgeries following an unexpected event, like a trauma injury. A C-section could be either one of these things. Doctors usually plan elective C-sections months before the mother’s anticipated delivery date. Doctors also often perform crash C-sections in response to a delivery room emergency, like a cord prolapse.
Medical negligence could affect both proactive and reactive C-sections. Like all surgeries, C-sections have certain risks. Many doctors fail to properly weigh these risks when they advise mothers to have C-sections. On a related note, some doctors do not fully inform mothers of the risks involved. If a crash C-section is necessary, the medical team only has three or four minutes to transition from vaginal to surgical delivery mode. When timeframes are compressed, mistakes are often made.
In contrast, the diligent Illinois unnecessary C-section malpractice attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman always carefully develop a plan of action and always anticipate unexpected problems. This plan of action is based on the evidence in the case and the applicable legal theories, as well as the family’s needs and goals in a particular case. Once the case goes to court, to our professional team, there is no such thing as an unanticipated problem. We have all our bases covered.
Why Should We File a Birth Injury Claim?
No one can alter an errant decision to perform surgery or any other past event. The best we can do is accept responsibility for the mistake, learn from it, and move on. These three things are the reasons families pursue birth injury claims.
If Julie hits an unoccupied parked car on her way to the hospital, she must pay for the damage she caused. If she hits a car and hurts someone, she must also pay compensation for personal injury. These same principles apply if she erroneously orders a C-section. Although she didn’t intend to hurt anyone, she must still accept responsibility for her mistake, just like the rest of us.
Furthermore, negligence lawsuits encourage doctors to take a step back and reconsider their approaches to patient care. If no one says anything, doctors won’t change. But if a Chicago unnecessary C-section malpractice attorney speaks up on behalf of a victim, the doctor will listen.
Finally, the financial compensation in a birth injury claim helps families move on with their lives. Instead of relying on governmental or charitable handouts, they can pay their own accident-related bills. Additional compensation for noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering, does not completely fill the emotional void. But, quite frankly, it helps.
How Do We Find the Right Legal Representative?
Medical malpractice claims are quite complex. Only attorneys with the right combination of accessibility, dedication, and experience should handle them.
Bedside manner is an important quality in a doctor, especially in matters like surgical decisions. Accessibility, a similar quality, is important among attorneys. Medical malpractice is a highly technical area. Your attorney should communicate with you in a language you understand, as opposed to Legalese or Medspeak.
On a similar note, medical malpractice law requires a great deal of dedication. Other injury claims, like car crashes and falls, are at least occasionally straightforward. Medical malpractice claims are always very complex.
Finally, your attorney should be an experienced litigator and an experienced negotiator. Litigation experience usually means trial experience. That’s different from simply pushing a case through the litigation process and looking for the easy way out. Previous settlement results are the best indicator of negotiation skills. You want an attorney with a successful track record in this area.
Reach out to a Savvy Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced unnecessary C-section malpractice attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. Home, virtual, and hospital visits are available.