Birth Injuries

Schaumburg, Illinois Birth Injury Attorneys

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Helping Victims of Birth Injuries from Offices in Wheaton, Schaumburg, and Chicago

While modern medicine has made the process of giving birth much safer than it ever has been in the past, mistakes made by careless medical professionals during pregnancy, labor, and delivery can have lifelong consequences when they lead to birth injuries. Common birth injuries that are the result of medical malpractice include cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, fractures, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and others. In many cases, victims of birth injuries are entitled to significant compensation, so it is important to have your case reviewed by a skilled attorney.

What Leads to Birth Injuries?

In order for a birth injury victim to recover compensation, he or she must be able to establish that their injuries were the result of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a specific type of negligence that happens when a medical professional does not use the degree of care ordinarily expected by a member of their profession. There are many forms of medical malpractice that can lead to serious birth injuries, including the following:

  • Failure to monitor fetal vital signs
  • Failure to recognize fetal distress
  • Failure to diagnose a condition in the mother during pregnancy
  • Improper use of medical equipment such as forceps and vacuums during delivery
  • Failure to order a cesarean section in a timely manner

Proving Your Birth Injury Case

It is important to understand that not every birth injury is a legally actionable matter and that these injuries can arise in the absence of medical malpractice. In order to successfully prove your case, you need to be able to establish that a medical professional deviated from the accepted standard of care, which often requires consulting with an expert in order to establish that negligence occurred. In addition, you will need to establish how the standard of care was not met in your case. Due to the complicated nature of birth injury claims, it is imperative for victims to retain legal counsel immediately.

Call a Schaumburg Personal Injury Law Firm Today

If you believe that you or your child has been the victim of medical malpractice during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, you should speak with an attorney as soon possible. In many cases, victims can recover compensation for their past losses as well as any future expenses they may incur as a result of their injury. At Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, offer free case evaluations and represent clients throughout Chicago, Wheaton, Schaumburg, Palatine, Oak Brook, Addison, Villa Park, Itasca, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Barrington, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Roselle, Niles, Bloomingdale, Schiller Park, Des Plaines, Norridge, Bartlett, Park Ridge, Elmhurst, Barrington, Downers Grove, Hoffman Estates, and throughout the northwestern suburbs. To schedule a free consultation, call our offices at 847-525-4008 or contact us online.

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