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Family Awarded $14 Million

A family in Chicago was recently awarded a $14 million settlement from a birth injury that occurred back when their now 7 year old son was born in 2002. The mistake occurred when medical professionals at the hospital confused the baby's heart rate with the mother's pulse, and therefore was not properly monitoring the child. He was not breathing when he was born and due to medical staff not properly monitoring him, he was left without oxygen for 7 minutes. This resulted in cerebral palsy which left...

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Has negligent medical care of your delivery caused trauma to your infant? Medical malpractice in the area of child delivery is unfortunate, but occurs frequently. These medical mistakes can cause many birth trauma related problems such as, cerebral palsy, brain damage, paralysis and many other life term complications. If this has happened to you or someone you know, our birth injury attorney can help.

Pregnancy complications during labor can result in birth trauma from minor to severe or even death of the infant. When the physician does not take action to relieve patient’s distress during the birthing process and use a standard care to provide the best outcome of delivering during a complex problem, then the doctor is liable for their decisions.

Are you faced with your baby being mentally retarded from the doctor’s neglect during the delivery? If you or a loved one has had an infant that has signs of birth injuries or trauma, Contact a Birth Trauma Lawyer Today!

Some Common Injuries During Birth Delivery Process:

  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Forceps injury
  • Cerebral Palsy

During a stressful labor, an infant may suffer a lack of oxygen. One of the most severe birth injuries are the ones affecting the infant’s brain. Oxygen deprivation or bleeding within the skull has a devastating effects and may result in mental retardation, autism or epilepsy. This type of birth injury may have been the result of the doctor’s failure to respond in an efficient manner or possibility improperly delivering your son or daughter. Time, decision making and delivering your baby are crucial. Any of these factors neglected can lead to oxygen deprivation and brain damage.