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If you or a family member has suffered serious harm in Illinois because of a doctor's error (misdiagnosis, surgical error or prescription error, for example), an automobile accident, or from a serious injury due to someone else's negligence, our firm can help you through this difficult time, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Brain Injuries

A closed head injury can be one of the most difficult injuries to obtain adequate compensation for precisely because the serious damage is invisible to observers.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident or due to medical malpractice, contact Chicago brain injury lawyer Valerie Leopold to schedule a free consultation.

Insurance claims adjusters may insist that a concussion victim will improve with time, and that, therefore, the injury is relatively minor. However, head injury victims and their families know differently. A severe brain injury case often requires a lifetime of adjustments and rehabilitation.

Birth injuries caused by a lack of oxygen during labor and delivery may cause brain injuries resulting in physical disability as well as cognitive or affective defects. Lifelong learning disabilities and physical handicaps caused by medical negligence call for compensation, which will offer the child a fair chance at life despite the handicaps.

In an older victim, a brain injury caused by a car accident, surgical mistake, prescription error, or other personal injuries can cause memory loss and inability to work. The victim will need compensation to replace lost wages and pay for caretaking costs.

Illinois Head Trauma Attorney

I understand the many overwhelming practical challenges that you and your family face as well as the physical pain you or your loved one has endured after a head injury.

I have frequently been able to obtain million dollar results in cases that other lawyers rejected as having no liability. Let me review your case and see if we can help.

Examples: In one previously rejected case, over $6 million was recovered for a divorced father with an alcoholism problem, who suffered a brain injury when his pneumonia was improperly treated. Numerous experts were retained in this matter to demonstrate not only liability but to explain concepts, such as a persistent vegetative state and minimal consciousness.

Similarly, millions were obtained for a little girl from Waukegan who suffered a hypoxic brain injury at birth. Her mom had been treated by so many different clinic doctors that a mistake was made in determining when the baby was due. As a result, mom's bag of water was ruptured too early and the baby was born prematurely resulting in brain damage.

My track record speaks to my ability to help you obtain the maximum available compensation from any and all sources of liability through hard work and creative advocacy.

If you or a loved one suffered brain damage because of a prescription error, an anesthesia error, or a motorcycle accident or car crash, contact me, Chicago brain injury lawyer Valerie Leopold to schedule a free consultation.