Birth Injury FAQ
How will my medical bills get paid for?
Using your health insurance, if available, is normally your best option. If you do not have health insurance, there are still other available methods to pay your medical bills. For example, if your injury involved a motor vehicle accident, some policies contain provisions just for medical bills. Also, in some cases, the medical provider will wait until your case is settled before seeking any payment. There are still other possible options, such as federally paid benefits as well as certain types of medical loans which may be available to you. We can better discuss your options after we know more about your case.
Do I pay up front to hire an attorney from your firm?
No, you do not. We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case.
My child was injured—do I have a case?
There are three essentials that must be evidenced to successfully resolve a birth injury case. First, the health care provider must have performed with negligence. This means that the physician or other professional did not follow the normal standard of care advised for your delivery. Healthcare providers include hospitals, midwives, medical doctors, and most other types of healthcare professionals. Second, you or your child must sustain an injury, otherwise known as “damages”. Third, the damages, or your injury, must be "proximately" produced by the malpractice. Our experienced Chicago birth injury attorneys can evaluate your situation to assess whether it meets these three essential requirements.
How long will it take for my case to conclude?
All cases are different and some require more time and expertise than others. The length of time it takes to resolve a case depends on, to name a few factors, the type of injury, liability issues, amount and quality of insurance, amount of damages sought, and strategies of the parties involved. You can be assured that our firm will handle your case skillfully and professionally.
What is the statute of limitations for my case?
Each state differs in the time period you have to file, however the statute typically begins to run from the date the injured person knew or reasonably should have known of the injury. Our firm can professionally walk you through any exceptions to this rule.
Can you represent me in any state?
Attorneys are able to represent clients in any state either through the reciprocity of a state's bar rules, court approval, or through local co–counsel. In 25 years, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has represented clients from nearly every state in the country.
More Questions? Call Our Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers: (800) 774-7120.
Since 1985, our Illinois injury firm has handled over 10,000 cases. Our Chicago birth injury lawyers have years of insight behind them and can travel throughout the U.S. to provide representation. We are here to capably answer any questions you may have, so do not hesitate to call us today.