Jackowiak Law Offices - Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries

The birth of a new baby should be a joyous celebration and wonderful occasion. Unfortunately, medical malpractice during delivery can result in permanent injury to the newborn. Every child should start life with the greatest potential for success, and that success should not be destroyed by the preventable negligence of a doctor or medical provider. It's hard to imagine something more devastating than to see a newborn child's life destroyed because of a serious birth injury that could have been avoided.

Commonly, birth injuries occur from trauma or when the flow of blood and oxygen is restricted during the delivery. When the mother or infant is not receiving adequate oxygen, the doctor must act quickly to increase oxygen. When the doctor is negligent and fails to correct the oxygen flow, permanent injuries may result. Lack of oxygen to the brain, known as hypoxia or asphyxia, can cause lifelong disability. If the physician or attending medical staff fails to act properly, they may be guilty of medical negligence. There are many medical techniques that can prevent long term damage to the infant.

The costs that are associated with the lifelong care of a child following a traumatic birth injury are usually in the millions of dollars including lost earnings, mental suffering and the humiliation experienced throughout the life of the injured person.

Contact an Illinois Birth Injury Attorney

Injuries to a newborn child are devastating physically and emotionally to everyone involved, and far too many birth defects are the result of medical malpractice. If you have a child with severe complications from birth, you need the best medical advice and the best legal advice. Proving a birth injury can be extremely complex and requires overcoming numerous obstacles. In cooperation with leading medical experts, our Illinois birth injury lawyers can help determine if your child has been the victim of an improper delivery. For a free consultation and evaluation of your case, contact us by email or call us at 312-795-9595.

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