Cerebral Palsy & Erb’s Palsy

Illinois Birth Injury Lawyers

While the majority of babies are born without injury, a small percentage experience birth trauma resulting in injuries.  These injuries can range from temporary marks and lacerations to severe physical or mental impairment that lasts a lifetime.

Not only are birth injuries emotionally devastating, they can also pose enormous financial challenges for the family.  Caring for a disabled baby and child often involves steep medical expenses, including physical therapy, nursing care, and medical equipment.  In many cases, one or both parents must forego earning an income to provide the round-the-clock care their child needs.

Coping with the heartache of birth injuries

Birth injuries generally occur during labor and delivery due to the following causes:

  • Improper use of forceps
  • Excessive force by vacuum extractors or other delivery devices
  • Exceptionally prolonged labor
  • Failure to order an emergency C-Section
  • Low levels of amniotic fluid
  • Twisted, compressed or tangled umbilical cords
  • Macrosomia (baby too large at birth)
  • Placental abruption
  • Excessive bleeding

Cerebral palsy is a group of conditions or disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement.  Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that affects the signals sent from the brain to control the movement or functions of the body.  Damage to the brain of the newborn can cause the following medical conditions:

  • Seizures
  • Involuntary movement
  • Mental retardation
  • Impairment of sight, speech, or hearing
  • Muscle spasms
  • Mobility and gait problems
  • Abnormal sensation or perception

We fight for the compensation you need and deserve

If a medical mistake during delivery hurt your baby, it is vital that you seek the help of a well-respected Illinois birth injury law firm, such as 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.

When we bring medical malpractice cases, our Illinois birth injury law firm strives to prove that negligence or wrongful conduct on the part of the healthcare provider or hospital, or the lack of proper treatment, resulted in the disabling, crippling injuries affecting your child.  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 full and fair financial compensation you will need to properly care for your disabled child over their lifetime.

Contact us today

If you are looking for qualified Illinois birth injury law firms, 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 consultation with an Illinois birth injury lawyer about your case.