Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Prosecutes Birth Injury Cases
Medical malpractice attorneys asserting your baby’s right to compensation for negligent harm
Expectant parents have such high hopes for their babies, but hope can quickly turn to grief when a doctor’s negligence causes injury, disability or death. At the Arami Law Office, our hearts go out to distressed parents who must cope with an uncertain future due to devastating birth injuries. Compassion motivates us to work aggressively on behalf of your child to secure full compensation.
Common medical errors that lead to birth injury
Many injuries are the result of a healthcare provider failing to monitor a pregnancy properly and to diagnose situations that could create trouble during delivery. The size and position of the baby can cause complications leading to:
- Brain damage — Oxygen deprivation during delivery is a major cause of brain damage, which can diminish a child’s intelligence, speech capabilities and motor skills. Doctors must recognize when an umbilical cord is compressed, twisted or prolapsed before it cuts off oxygen to the baby. Failure to diagnose problems with the uterus or the placenta can cause the baby’s oxygen level to drop dangerously.
- Cephalohematoma — A large baby can get stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone, putting excessive force on the baby’s head during labor. This can result in hemorrhaging.
- Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia and cerebral palsy — Natural delivery has some risks, but when a doctor allows the labor to go on for too long instead of ordering a C-section, the situation can become dangerous. When doctors use vacuum extractors, babies can suffer torquing of the neck and shoulder area. This can injure the nerve clusters that control speech and muscle movement. Broken collar bones are also common, though these are impermanent injuries.
How an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help
Proving that healthcare provider negligence harmed your baby is a complex task that only an experienced medical malpractice attorney can accomplish. The Arami Law Office fights for injured babies and mothers who suffered because of botched deliveries. If successful, a medical malpractice lawsuit can provide compensation for:
Permanent injuries may necessitate a lifetime of care. At the Arami Law Office, we work aggressively to secure the maximum compensation possible.
Contact a proven medical malpractice attorney serving greater Chicago
For more than 10 years, the Arami Law Office has been helping injured parties recover damages for devastating injuries. If your baby was harmed during delivery, we can assist you with seeking compensation for a lifetime of special needs care. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today at 312-212-1399 or contact our Chicago office online.
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