The miracle of birth is among the happiest occasions any parent can experience. Although mostly deliveries go smoothly, others do not. When a medical mistake results in a serious birth injury, the consequences can be catastrophic for both the baby and the family.
Birth injuries can occur at any point during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and immediately after delivery. Some injuries will resolve over time, while other will be permanent. At Kroot Law, LLC, our Chicago birth injury lawyers handle a variety of birth injury cases including those involving brain damage and cerebral palsy. Below you will find additional information on birth injury cases.
- brain damage
- cerebral palsy
- erbs palsy or brachial plexus injury
- nerve injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- fetal distress
- meconium aspiration
- maternal infection
- pre-term labor
- breech delivery
- nucal cord
- prolapsed cord
- failure to recognize or appreciate fetal distress
- failure to order a timely cesarean section
- inadequate suctioning of meconium / meconium aspiration syndrome
- improper neonatal resuscitation
- failure to recognize or treat preeclampsia / hypertension
- poor communication amongst the medical team
For most people, the only recourse is to consult a medical malpractice attorney to determine whether the child’s injuries resulted from malpractice. In that instance, the attorney can seek to recover compensation necessary to help ensure the child receives the best possible care for the future. If you believe your child may have sustained a serious birth injury as a result of medical malpractice, we invite you to contact the Medical Malpractice Office of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.