The birth of a child should be a time of joy. Yet when preventable medical errors lead to birth injuries, families can face emotional and financial hardship. If you are in Illinois and your child has suffered a birth injury, know that support is available. Our team has extensive experience with birth trauma cases. We will listen with compassion, clearly explain your legal options, and fight tirelessly for you and your child. Though the road ahead may be difficult, you don’t have to walk it alone. Our Illinois Birth Injury Lawyers are here to support your family each step of the way toward justice and healing.

Illinois Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Legal Help

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Cerebral palsy is a condition that most often develops as the result of a birth injury. Sometimes the exact cause is unknown, but in many cases, it is the direct result of medical malpractice. If you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy was the result of medical malpractice birth injury, it’s important to make sure you consult with a cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer about your Illinois case for advice.

To discuss the facts of your case (as well as your legal options) with an attorney for free, call us toll-free at 1-855-833-3707.

Medical Mistakes and When to Speak with a Birth Injury Lawyer

Sometimes complications during delivery are unavoidable, but there are some instances under which they are more likely to happen. This usually includes labor and delivery complications such as the following:

  • Breech birth
  • Low birth weight
  • Multiple births
  • Baby born prematurely

Illinois Cerebral Palsy Attorney

 Illinois Cerebral Palsy Legal Help

There are still other preventable events that can lead to a birth injury causing cerebral palsy. Some of these events can be directly attributed to the failure of medical personnel to diagnose and treat the following:

  • Insufficient oxygen supply to the infant.
  • Changes or fluctuations in the fetal heart rate.
  • Exposure to lead, mercury, or other toxins.
  • Existence of jaundice or meningitis in a newborn.
  • Infections in the mother such as syphilis, measles, or chicken pox.
  • Appearance of maternal distress (high blood pressure, preeclampsia, elevation in heart rate, or blood poisoning).
  • Prolapsed cord (the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck cutting off the oxygen supply).
  • Seizures in the expectant mother or newborn.

Medical malpractice can also occur and lead to cerebral palsy if the medical staff fails to perform a C-section when necessary, or if a delivery doctor improperly uses forceps and/or vacuum extraction. The longer it takes doctors to take corrective action following a medical error, the more severe the birth injury will be.

Making the Right Choice in an Illinois Birth Injury Lawyer

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy caused by a birth injury, you and your child may be entitled to recover compensation to cover future medical care, mobility/accessibility expenses, and more.

To successfully bring a birth injury claim, you will need a tenacious and aggressive attorney working on your side. Luckily, our Illinois birth injury lawyers take cerebral palsy cases on contingency. This means that we work on your case for no up-front cost, and you pay us nothing unless we’re able to recover compensation in your case.

There are definite advantages to working with a qualified cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer. A lawyer is in a better position to negotiate the highest possible settlement or ensure the highest court award. The defendant is also more likely to fairly negotiate with an experienced birth injury lawyer because they’re afraid of losing their case in court.

If your child developed cerebral palsy because of a medical birth injury negligence, choose an experienced and nationally recognized cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer to help you receive the compensation you justly deserve. The award you receive will help you provide your child with the things he or she needs such as medical care, medical equipment, medications, therapy, and much more. Call us today at 1-855-833-3707.

More Information: Illinois Birth Injury Resources