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After potentially years of preparation and nine months of nourishing and anticipation, you expected to bring a healthy, happy baby into this world. It was supposed to be the happiest moment of your life. However, because of negligence in the delivery room or negligence during pregnancy, your child will endure a lifetime of challenges. This is one of the most difficult realities a new parent can face. Seidman Law Offices can help you through this difficult time period.
While our sympathy and guidance cannot cure your child's birth injury, our attorneys can help you uncover answers and pursue justice. We hold negligent doctors and medical professionals accountable and recover compensation that will be necessary to provide your child with the healthiest, most normal life possible. Contact our Chicago, Illinois, law firm to schedule a free consultation.
Accountability for Medical Malpractice
Not all birth injuries could have been avoided. Your child may have suffered a unique birth defect which was not detected at earlier stages. However, when a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy or shoulder dystocia (erb's palsy), is the result of negligence, the medical professional may be held liable.
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate the time during pregnancy, prior to delivery, during labor and immediately following delivery. We look for instances of negligence or substandard care which may have cause the brain damage or other birth trauma. Medical negligence may involve:
- Delayed diagnosis of a breeched baby
- Failure to recognize the large size of a baby and perform a C-section
- Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
- Failure to recognize symptoms of hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the baby's brain)
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Failure to follow hospital procedure
- Inadequate hospital procedure
Because doctors fear medical malpractice lawsuits, many parents are given the brush-off or unintelligible answers to questions about their child's birth injury. However, our lawyers aggressively pursue the answers you need to know. We work with you one on one so that you can understand your child's injury and obtain truthful answers about what happened.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia or any other birth injury, contact our Cook County law firm today. We have the sensitivity and experience to help you through this traumatic experience. Free initial consultations, evening and weekend appointments and offsite visits are available.