Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois
If you have been the victim of a medical negligence that resulted in a serious birth injury to you or your child, contact Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd. as soon as possible. We will carefully evaluate your claim to determine if legal recourse is an option for you.
When pursuing a medical malpractice claim for a birth injury, it is important to understand that the only form of justice available in most cases is pursuing a civil lawsuit. In the State of Illinois, you may seek compensatory damages, which are designed to reimburse you for both financial and non-financial losses, but you may not seek punitive damages designed to punish a doctor; punitive damages are prohibited in medical malpractice cases.
Compensation to which you may be entitled to receive includes:
- Medical bills
- Financial damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Medication costs
- Long-term care expenses
- Medical equipment expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
Assessing the true extent of harm you sustained and the lasting impact it may have on your life can be difficult. For this reason, it is imperative to seek counsel from an experienced birth injury lawyer to ensure you do not settle for less than you need and deserve.
Putting a value on non-financial damages can be difficult, but Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd. has over 30 years of experience assessing these types of damages. In fact, we have been able to obtain record-breaking settlements for our clients. To schedule a free consultation with our experienced Chicago birth injury lawyer, contact us today.