When a child is born with a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, it can be a devastating experience for the family. Birth injuries can occur due to negligence by healthcare providers during delivery or failure to monitor the baby’s condition properly. In Illinois, families of children with birth injuries have legal rights and options for seeking compensation for their child’s injuries.
The first step in seeking compensation for a birth injury in Illinois is to determine the cause of the injury. This requires a thorough investigation by experienced medical malpractice attorneys and medical experts. Some common causes of birth injuries include:
1. Lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain during delivery
2. Improper use of delivery instruments, such as forceps or vacuum extractors
3. Delayed delivery or failure to perform a timely c-section
4. Failure to monitor the baby’s condition during labor and delivery
5. Failure to diagnose and treat medical conditions during pregnancy that can lead to birth injuries.
In addition to compensation for medical expenses, victims of birth injuries may also be entitled to compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering, disability, loss of normal life, and lost wages.
It’s important to work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Illinois who has a track record of success in representing families of children with birth injuries. An attorney can help you navigate the legal system, work with medical experts to investigate the cause of the injury, and ensure that your family receives the compensation that it deserves.
Birth injuries can have a significant impact on a child’s life and the lives of their families. If you suspect that your child’s birth injury was caused by medical malpractice, contact the attorneys at Mossing & Navarre, LLC to discuss your legal options.
At Mossing & Navarre, LLC, we have brought numerous successful lawsuits on behalf of our clients seeking compensation for birth injuries. To setup your free, fully confidential consultation, please contact us today www.mossingnavarrelaw.com or call us at 312-262-6700.