Illinois Common Birth Injuries and TBI

Illinois Birth Injury and TBI

Common traumatic birth injuries

The birth of a baby is a special and momentous event for families.  But the labor and delivery process that precedes it can be chaotic, exhausting, and nerve-wracking.  Split-second decisions by the obstetrician or other health care provider can dramatically alter the health of the newborn and the prospects for that child to enjoy a normal life.

Birth injuries dramatically affect the well-being of the entire family and in particular the person who must serve as a caregiver to that disabled child, possibly for a lifetime.  Despite extensive medical training, doctors can make mistakes due to overwork and fatigue, confusion in the delivery room, or a prolonged and complicated labor and delivery.

Understanding how a traumatic birth injury can impact you

While the majority of babies are born without injury, a small percentage do experience birth trauma resulting in injuries such as the following:

  • Cerebral palsy or brain damage due to oxygen deprivation to the baby
  • Erb’s palsy, brachial plexus palsy, or Klumpke’s palsy, which cause nerve damage affecting movement of the hands, wrists and arms of the newborn
  • Birth asphyxia, when the newborn does not get enough oxygen to the brain
  • Shoulder dystocia, when the shoulder of the newborn becomes lodged on the pubic bone of the mother and manipulation is required for correct delivery
  • Kernicterus or jaundice in newborns

How we can help you

In the event that a medical mistake hurt your baby, it is vital that you seek the help of a skilled, experienced Illinois traumatic birth injury attorney, such as the advocates at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago.  We have a long track record of multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for all types of medical malpractice cases.

In medical malpractice cases, it is necessary to prove that negligence or wrongful conduct on the part of the healthcare provider or hospital, or the lack of proper treatment, resulted in harm to the patient, including disabling, crippling birth injuries.  Negligence could include failure to monitor the fetal heart rate or anticipate a breech birth, among other potential delivery complications.

Our Chicago birth injury lawyers are compassionate and dedicated to fighting for the financial compensation you need to cover such expenses as medical bills, physical therapy, and long-term nursing care.  We understand that without a full and fair settlement, you cannot adequately provide for the needs of your disabled child.

Contact us today

If you are looking for qualified Illinois tbi injuries attorneys, Phillips Law Offices provides high quality, comprehensive legal services to medical malpractice victims and their families.  Please call us at (312) 346-4262, or contact us online today for a free attorney consultation about your case.