The birth of a baby is a memorable event. You have been waiting nine long months to meet the newest member of your family. Now you realize that there is something wrong with your child. Here at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, our Chicago birth injury attorneys help parents like you seek financial compensation when medical professionals make mistakes.
We can conduct an investigation to look at every aspect of the delivery process, including the time it took for medical staff to notice something was wrong and the actions taken by them. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will then advocate on behalf of your child to prove that an error made during the birth resulted in the condition.
Attorneys for Erb’s and Klumpke’s Palsy in Chicagoland and Aurora
Two common birth injuries caused by medical errors are Erb’s and Klumpke’s Palsy. Erb’s Palsy causes arm weakness and loss of motion and it is often a result of stretching your baby’s neck to the side during a difficult delivery. Klumpke’s Palsy is a partial paralysis of the muscles of your baby’s hand and forearm, caused when a doctor pulls your newborn from the birth canal by an extended arm above your baby’s head.
In addition to Erb’s and Klumpke’s Palsy, there are several other injuries that can occur. These injuries include:
- Breech birth complications
- Nerve damage
- Brain injuries
- Developmental problems
- Brachial plexus injuries
Once a birth injury is established, it is then important to look at whether the condition is irreversible or will improve over time. We also look at the effects that the injury will have on your baby physically, emotionally and mentally.
Protecting Your Child’s Future
If your baby is severely disabled from a birth injury, you will need significant resources and support to provide long-term care. In some situations, your child will require a lifetime of treatment and attention. Our personal injury lawyers support your right to obtain compensation for the care that your child will need even after you are gone. A just settlement makes a difference in your child’s quality of life and that of your family. In addition to birth-related injuries, our experienced attorneys also handle cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, wrongful death, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability.
If you or your child sustained a trauma or injury during pregnancy, labor or delivery, contact our Chicago birth injury lawyers online or at 312.782.2525 for a free consultation.