Can a Midwife Be Sued for Medical Malpractice in IL?

If you’ve experienced negligent medical care throughout your pregnancy, or if your child suffered a serious birth injury as a result of medical negligence by your midwife, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. A highly trained Illinois medical malpractice lawyer can assess your specific case in greater detail.

Continue reading to learn more about why you can sue a midwife for medical malpractice and how long you’ll have to get your claim filed.

Defining Medical Malpractice

A midwife is more professionally known as a certified nurse midwife (CNM). This means that they specialize in both nursing and midwifery. Midwifery is a focus on pregnancy, care of a newborn, birth, and postpartum care.

For this reason, when you become sick or experience pregnancy complications that could have been prevented if it weren’t for the actions of your midwife, you can bring a medical malpractice claim against them.

File Your Claim Before Time Runs Out

Once you’ve made the decision to move forward with your medical malpractice claim, you will want to make sure that you file your claim within the statute of limitations. For these types of claims, you’ll have two years from the date that you or your baby were diagnosed with a condition related to the medical negligence of the midwife in question.

This is critical because if you don’t file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, you’ll be barred in Illinois courts from having your case heard by a judge and jury.

Speak to an Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorney

To discuss your case in greater detail with an experienced Illinois medical malpractice attorney at Lane Brown, LLC, give our office a call at 312-332-1400 or fill out the brief contact form we’ve included below to schedule your free case review today.

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