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Birth Injury

The birth of a child is an exciting, exhilarating, and frightening experience all in one. As a parent, you’re not only anticipating the arrival of your new bundle of joy, you are also worried that there might be something wrong with your baby. Unfortunately, in many cases, the parents’ fears become reality and their baby suffers from a birth injury. Medical professionals often try to cover up birth injuries or treat the injury as an unpreventable accident when discussing their child’s condition with the parents. However, many birth injuries are preventable and are the result of medical malpractice.

Common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brain damage
  • Fractured collarbone
  • Other bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fetal distress
  • Medication overdose

Additionally, the mother can also experience birth injuries, such as unnecessary c-sections, hemorrhaging, tearing and uterine rupture. If you or your child have been the victim of preventable birth injuries, you are entitled to seek justice. Caring for a disabled child as a result of a birth injury is costly, and often, one or both parents of a child with a severe birth injury must stay home in order to provide around the clock care for the disabled child.

At the Injury Lawyers of Illinois, we have obtained millions of dollars in settlement funds for families who have been affected by birth injuries and injuries to the mother during labor. We are available to devote our time, effort and resources to your case to help you get the justice you and child deserve.