Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys
Giving birth to a child should be one of the happiest experiences in a mother’s life. But for some parents, childbirth ends in heartbreak. Their newborn is left disabled for life due to critical errors made by the doctor or another member of the medical team. Then the parents must find a way to pay for their child’s mental or physical disabilities.
If you are the parents of a child who sustained preventable birth injuries during delivery, contact Martin Law, LLC. We are a personal injury law firm serving the Chicago area. As a family-owned law firm, we have established a reputation for getting results for our clients due to our extensive record of successful verdicts and settlements.
What Are Examples Of Medical Malpractice Causing A Birth Injury To A Newborn?
A preventable injury to an infant during pregnancy or childbirth can lead to a lifelong disability, such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy. Common examples of medical malpractice leading to a birth injury include:
- Failure to monitor the infant’s heart rate and oxygen levels
- Unreasonably delaying the decision to order a cesarean section
- Harming the infant with a surgical tool during C-section
- Anesthesia errors
- Brachial plexus due to not managing shoulder dystocia properly during the birth process
Any of these mistakes can occur when a doctor, an anesthesiologist, a nurse or another medical professional fails to give the mother and infant the level of care and attention to which they are legally entitled. Our team of dedicated lawyers will help you hold these professionals and the hospital where they work financially responsible for your child’s disabilities.
With our help, your child will get their medical care and everyday needs paid for, so you can focus on raising them and helping them thrive.
Find Out How Martin Law, LLC, Can Help You After A Birth Injury
If you or your child experienced negligence during the birth, pregnancy or post-natal care, timing is essential. Once a certain amount of time passes, which is called the statute of limitations, you may no longer be able to pursue your claim.
Call Martin Law, LLC, at 847-250-9355 to schedule a free consultation at our Arlington Heights office. We will discuss your birth injury case and your legal options.