The birth of a child is often a day of celebration for parents and their loved ones. After nine months of anticipation and preparation, parents envision leaving the hospital with their newborn child. Unfortunately, birth injuries and complications may arise during pregnancy, delivery, or various other reasons. In many cases, birth injuries are preventable and occur because a doctor, nurse, or other medical professionals was negligent.
When their doctor or nurses prove to be negligent or incapable, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Due to such medical malpractice, mothers and children can be injured or may even suffer wrongful death. The injuries sustained by a baby during the delivery process can affect the child for years. These injuries could often be permanent, affecting the child for the rest of their life.
During difficult times, Kasan Law’s Chicago and Illinois birth injury lawyers can help protect your legal rights, allowing you time to grieve without having to worry about securing evidence, witness statements, and meeting court deadlines.
Birth injuries typically arise from a doctor’s failure to respond accurately to a condition that occurs during delivery or a doctor’s failure to provide appropriate prenatal care. A doctor delivering a baby may fail to perform a necessary Cesarean section, may fail to respond to signs of fetal distress adequately, may improperly assess the baby’s health, or may misuse vacuums or forceps. Injuries to children during the birth process frequently form the basis for a special type of medical malpractice case.
Unborn or newborn children can also suffer serious injury if a doctor or nurse is negligent. Infants all too frequently suffer brain damage, respiratory problems, shoulder dystocia, or other injuries that have lifelong implications. A birth injury is not always manifested early in a child’s life and sometimes take years to appear. In an appropriate matter, our firm will accept a case and wait to see how the child develops.
Mothers can suffer from many different types of severe injuries because of medical negligence. During pregnancy, their physician could fail to monitor the mother or baby properly, which may result in complications and injuries. Preeclampsia is one example of such a consequence. Preeclampsia occurs when the mother develops high blood pressure and protein in the urine late in pregnancy or during labor. The mother could also suffer from vaginal tears, vacuum injuries, or a Cesarean section injury. Each of these injuries can endanger the life of the mother and might cause lasting damage.
A birth defect is any form of developmental abnormality, congenital defect, or health problem present in a baby at birth. For example, Down Syndrome, cleft palate, heart murmur, and affect any organ. In some circumstances, birth defects are caused by outside factors, such as pregnant mothers taking medication that are known to cause birth defects. In these cases, the medication birth defects could have been prevented had the physician not prescribed the medications during pregnancy.
A birth injury is any form of injury that occurs to the baby sometime immediately before, during, or after being born. Birth injuries, unlike defects, are preventable in many cases, depending on the specific circumstances of the birth process. The most common types of preventable birth injuries are due to:
At Kasan Law, our Chicago and Illinois birth injury attorneys handle various medical errors and injury matters, including:
At Kasan Law, we take pride in providing personalized legal services to each client that selects our firm. We take the time to fully understand your story, injuries, and how the incident has impacted your life. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there are no up-front costs, and you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical or professional negligence, you should take immediate action to protect your right to recover damages. Contact our Chicago and Illinois birth injury attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.