Birth Injury Claims: Your Path To Justice
At Deratany & Kosner, our experienced Chicago attorneys are here to provide unwavering support for victims and their families. A birth injury can bring lifelong physical and mental challenges, even though most births occur in a hospital with medical professionals. These injuries are often a result of medical negligence or error, leading to conditions like cerebral palsy, oxygen deprivation, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s palsy and brachial plexus injuries.
Types Of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can leave you and your family frustrated and struggling. Unfortunately, with so many things going on during birth, there are many types of birth injuries. We can help you through a variety of injuries, including:
- Negligence during pregnancy: Negligence during pregnancy can lead to severe medical conditions, including excessive vaginal bleeding, placental abruption, gestational diabetes, excessively long labor and maternal hemorrhage.
- Negligence during childbirth: Complications during labor and delivery can result in various health problems for newborns. Birth injuries are often caused by operative deliveries and may involve oxygen deprivation, mechanical trauma, mistakes by delivery team members or improper prenatal testing.
- Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy, often due to head trauma during birth, affects motor coordination. It can result from premature birth or hypoxia during childbirth, leading to symptoms like facial tics, muscle spasms and posture problems.
- Erb’s palsy: Erb’s palsy is nerve damage from brachial plexus injury, usually due to a baby’s shoulder getting stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone. It can cause partial paralysis in the arm.
- Shoulder dystocia: This condition occurs when a baby’s head is out, but the shoulders are trapped inside the mother’s pelvis. It may lead to nerve damage, paralysis, oxygen deprivation or even death.
- Birth hypoxia and brain damage: Injuries during childbirth can jeopardize a child’s quality of life, impacting mobility, brain function and neurological development. Long-term complications often require therapy and surgery.
- C-section injuries: C-sections, when not performed correctly or unnecessarily, can lead to birth injuries for both the mother and child, including internal organ damage and infections.
Medical negligence, mismanagement of high-risk births, failure to diagnose conditions or mistakes made during delivery can lead to birth injuries. Failure to order necessary tests or manage complications correctly can also result in severe medical conditions.
Seeking Legal Recourse
If you or your loved one has been a victim of a birth injury, we can help you seek justice. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims against hospitals and health care providers. Contact us at 312-815-6231 or complete our online form to set up a free case consultation and discuss your legal options.
With our experienced team of attorneys by your side, you can pursue the compensation you need to ensure a better future for your family and your child. Don’t hesitate to reach out; we are here to support you on your path to justice.