The birth of your child is one of the most important events in your life. It is a time of joy and excitement. Yet, every year, many Chicago newborns come into this world with birth defects and birth injuries. Some of these birth defects, unfortunately, are the result of injuries caused by the negligence by a doctor, or a hospital and its staff.
If you decide to pursue legal action against those you deem responsible for the cause of your child’s birth injury or birth defects, the experienced birth injury lawyer’s at Abels & Annes, P.C. may be able to help you get maximum compensation for your family.
Contact Abels & Annes, P.C. today for a Free Birth Injury Case Consultation. No Fee Unless You Win.The medical personnel that are responsible for ensuring that your baby is born safely are expected to provide a standard of care called for by their profession. When a doctor or other health care provider deviates from this reasonable standard of care, causing an injury to the baby, they can be held liable for their professional negligence.
For example, prior to delivery, a doctor performs an ultrasound of a baby which shows that the baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around its neck, cutting off the flow of oxygen to the baby’s brain, and further, the doctor fails to take any immediate action to unwrap the cord. If the baby suffers brain damage or even death, the doctor can be held responsible for these injuries caused by the umbilical cord.
Birth injuries are devastating to a family. Most injuries involving the brain are irreversible. Examples of these are paralysis, cerebral palsy, learning disorders, and speech disorders. While a child will have to live with the consequences of a negligently inflicted birth injury, a family will have to learn to adjust to the needs of the child. Sometimes the life-long care required by an injured newborn is incredibly expensive.
Abels & Annes, P.C. is committed to the legal rights of your injured child; we will fight for your child’s proper treatment and the compensation you deserve. We know how frustrating and confusing the claims process can be. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling birth injury cases and have served a number of medical negligence victims in Chicago area.
If you believe your baby has been injured as a result of negligent conduct by a doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider in the Chicago, IL area, request a Free Case Consultation or call (312) 924-7575 to speak with a lawyer now.