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.
A Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer You Can Trust
The team at Jackowiak Law Offices has years of experience fighting for families that have experienced a birth injury. Our attorneys will fight for you, until you get the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. Call us today at 312-795-9595 to schedule a free consultation with a birth injury lawyer, or contact us online now to learn more about how we can help you.