Compassionate Attorneys For Birth Injury Victims And Their Parents
The birth of your child was no doubt long-awaited with anticipation and hopes for a happy family life to come. Now you have received the news that your baby has a condition such as the following:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Kernicterus (brain damage caused by untreated jaundice, allowing for excess bilirubin in the blood)
If you suspect that your child’s diagnosis with a disabling condition was possibly caused by a birth injury, you are right to be looking for legal advice. Our birth injury lawyers at Hofeld and Schaffner are here for you. We have helped many families find assistance and support through medical malpractice claims.
A Key Question Parents Seek Answers To: Why?
The first step is a thorough investigation and analysis to determine the cause of your newborn’s birth injury, such as:
- A delayed C-section
- A botched C-section
- An unnecessary C-section
- Faulty monitoring for insufficient oxygen during labor or delivery
- Undetected or untreated risk factors such as an oversized fetus, preeclampsia or eclampsia
- Failure to use well-known maneuvers to overcome obstructions in the birth canal
The term “birth injury” applies to any bodily harm or the stillbirth of a newborn child. If your medical malpractice team determines that OB-GYN or hospital negligence was a probable cause of your child’s illness or condition, a birth injury claim or lawsuit may bring financial relief to your child and your family.
With proper compensation, you may have the resources to pay for necessary medical treatments, therapy and other special needs related to the birth injury.
Let Us Explain How We Can Help
Many conditions fall under the umbrella term of “birth injury.” We will help you sort out your baby’s or child’s challenges and your birthing experience if you suspect there is a connection between them. Our law firm is a frequent source of legal counsel for parents in Chicago and beyond who are grappling with their babies’ injuries and looking for paths forward.
We welcome the opportunity to learn about your child’s challenges after birth and explain how we can help. We will let you know how we may go about pursuing compensation from negligent health care providers by:
- Reviewing medical records
- Consulting with medical experts
- Documenting your child’s condition and associated hardships