A birth injury occurs when a baby is born, and something does not go according to plan during the delivery process. Birth injuries are often confused with birth defects. A birth defect is harm to your unborn child that occurs before or during pregnancy. Many birth defects are genetic; however a congenital disability can arise if the mother is taking a medication during pregnancy. Birth injuries are the result of a doctor’s medical negligence and should have been prevented.If your newborn baby suffered a sudden birth injury, or died during delivery, you deserve to know what happened. If this tragedy could have been prevented, your birth doctor or hospital staff should be held responsible.
At Walner Law your birth injury lawsuit is not just about money, it’s about making sure that your child is taken care of for the rest of his or her life. Our Chicago birth injury lawyers are dedicated to providing you with personal service that goes beyond our office walls.
One of the most important issues surrounding birth injury litigation is finding the cause.
Overly aggressive delivery: In some cases, the doctor uses forceps or vacuum extraction methods unnecessarily, or simply pulls the child too hard during delivery, causing shoulder dystocia, brain damage or other physical injuries.
The doctor fails to monitor the mother and child during labor, which leads to injuries that include brain damage, hypoxia and cerebral palsy due to lack of blood flow or oxygen to the child. Fetal distress during labor and delivery, as well as infections and umbilical cord compression are other common birth injuries that result from doctor negligence.
If your child is the victim of doctor’s negligence, please call us at 312 -800-0000 to receive a free consultation on your case .