There are different types of hemorrhage that can occur, including:
- Subdural hemorrhage/hematoma – there is bleeding in the area between the dura mater and arachnoid, the outer and middle membranes that surround the brain.
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage – there is bleeding in the area between the arachnoid and the pia mater, the middle and inner membranes that surround the brain.
- Intraventricular hemorrhage – there is bleeding in the area of the brain that produces spinal fluid.
Medical professionals are responsible for monitoring the baby for signs of trauma and bleeding, and for taking prompt action to protect the baby’s health. Failing to do so is negligence and can result in serious harm.
Birth injury lawyers who fight for families
An intracranial hemorrhage can have significant physical, emotional and financial effects for newborns and their families. Children may suffer cognitive disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or problems with hearing, speech or vision. They may require lifelong treatment and home health assistance. The medical expenses can be overwhelming.
When the negligence of a medical professional caused a birth injury, they need to be held accountable. Medical professionals and hospitals typically deny doing anything wrong, and insurance companies are reluctant to pay claims because they know there is a lot of money at stake.
Our firm has been handling birth injury cases in Illinois, Wisconsin and other states for more than 40 years. We know how birth injuries can impact families. That’s why we fight to hold negligent medical professionals accountable and help families recover the financial compensation they need and deserve.
Strong cases, big birth injury results
We start by investigating what happened to get the facts. Our legal team gains access to medical records and other evidence. We identify and interview witnesses. We often consult with medical experts. Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that proves negligence led to an intracranial hemorrhage.
When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. We’re only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your child’s birth injury, as well as compensation for other damages.
If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we are prepared to fight them in court. Our firm has a long record of getting results for clients through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.
Learn more about how we can help you secure the financial compensation you need and deserve. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our birth injury attorneys.