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Even when it goes well, childbirth can be a traumatic experience. But when a doctor or other medical professional is negligent in some way, the experience can be unimaginably painful for years to come.
Birth injury and trauma cases are some of the most devastating we encounter. We’ll do everything we can to get you the compensation you need, keeping in mind that many of these injuries can affect you and your child for life.
Work with a Chicago birth injury lawyer who has experience dealing with the medical world and the connections to the right medical experts to weigh in on your experiences. Your legal team at Lane & Lane, LLC will have the knowledge and compassion you need to get through this trying time.
What Are Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries and trauma happen to the mother or the baby before, during, or immediately after the birth of the baby. To recover compensation, the birth injury must be due to negligence, carelessness, or intentional actions by the doctors, nurses, hospitals, or any other medical staff or facilities involved.
The following are some examples of birth injuries seen in Chicago:
- Vacuum or clamp extraction damage
- Breech birth complications
- Shoulder dystocia
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy or neonatal brachial plexus palsy
- Klumpke palsy
- Brain damage
- Pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other infections
- Uterine ruptures
- Fetal distress
- Brain swelling
- Skull or bone fractures
- C-section mistakes
- Vaginal tears
- Inadequate suturing after an episiotomy or a C-section
- Death or trauma related to an incorrect dosage of medicine
- Wrongful death of the infant or mother
Birth Injury Compensation
Compensation for these injuries can be hard to determine. Whether it happens to the mother or the baby is one major factor. The other is how to determine the emotional toll on the family and estimate the future losses to the newborn.
Your Chicago birth injury attorney will work closely with medical experts to determine what is wrong and how it will affect your child or you in the future. Many of these injuries, such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy, are lifelong conditions.
Depending on the circumstances of your Chicago birth injury case, we may advise you to seek compensation for the following:
- Current and ongoing medical expenses
- Costs of therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost income for the mother and potential lost income-earning potential over the child’s lifetime
- Disability accommodations
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death
It’s hard to prove negligence in many of these cases because everything is so hectic and you don’t have your own personal advocate with you to observe and record the proceedings. That’s where a qualified lawyer can step in.
On top of that, the insurers backing the doctors, hospitals, and other involved parties will do everything they can to avoid providing you any restitution whatsoever. Fortunately, your birth injury lawyer in Chicago will know the kinds of tactics they’ll try to use and be prepared to stop them.
Consult with a Chicago Birth Injury Attorney
Your family has been through enough and deserves compensation for the injuries you and your child have suffered. But getting through the powerful groups in your way is nearly impossible without the help and resources of an experienced lawyer.
At Lane & Lane, LLC, we have the qualifications necessary to get the information and analyze the data so we can win your case in settlement negotiations or in court. Schedule a complimentary case consultation with a Chicago birth injury lawyer by calling 312-332-1400 or filling out the form below.