Damages that Can be Sought Through a Birth Injury Claim
Following a birth injury, the child and his or her family can face substantial economic and personal damages. Depending on the injury your child sustained and its extent, you may be entitled to compensation for a few or all of the following damages:
Your child’s medical care. This can include any expenses related to the care your child receives to correct the damage caused by the initial negligence and any necessary medications or medical devices, such as a wheelchair;
Your child’s need for physical, speech, or any other type of therapy to address damage caused by the negligence;
Your lost wages as a result of having to quit your job or take on part-time work to care for your child;
Your child’s full-time caretaker, if he or she needs one; and
Intangible damages related to the injury, known as pain and suffering. This includes your own need for psychological counseling to work through the mental anguish caused by the injury and other issues that cannot be quantified.
Work with an Experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or your child have suffered an injury or a worsened condition as the result of negligence at the hands of a physician or another medical professional, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for your damages through a medical malpractice claim. To learn more about this process and about your rights as a claimant, set up your free legal consultation with Baizer Kolar P.C. Our team of dedicated medical malpractice lawyers is here to answer your questions and help you seek the money you deserve. Contact us today to get started with our firm.