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Cook County Birth Injury Attorneys

Park Ridge Birth Injury Lawyers

Lawyers for Victims of Medical Malpractice During Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery in Elmhurst and Park Ridge

Did you know that medical mistakes occur so often in this country that such errors are considered the third-leading cause of death in the United States? According to federal estimates, only heart disease and cancer are responsible for more deaths annually. Medical errors are problematic for all patients, regardless of their age, but they are often particularly dangerous when they occur during childbirth. When negligence by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional causes a birth injury, the newborn child could face a lifetime of future problems.

At the offices of Kaiser Hafezi Law in Bensenville, IL, our lawyers believe that medical professionals, including doctors, surgeons, and nurses, should be held accountable when their negligence results in birth injuries. We understand that serious complications can arise very quickly during childbirth, and those who work in the field of obstetrics generally work very hard to provide quality care to mothers and their babies. However, when a doctor fails to identify and address certain risks or uses techniques or tools that could injure the child or mother, that physician could be liable for any injuries that occur as a result.

Childbirth Malpractice Attorneys in Park Ridge and Niles

The lawyers at our firm understand that, in some cases, the attending medical staff can do absolutely everything right according to the prevailing standard of care, and a birth injury could still occur. In far too many situations, however, physicians in delivery rooms fail to recognize potential concerns until it is too late to manage them safely. Other times, a doctor might make a rushed decision, causing life-changing—or even life-threatening—injuries to the child.

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our skilled medical negligence attorneys help families whose children have suffered all types of birth injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial palsy
  • Erb's palsy
  • Brain damage due to hypoxia
  • Broken bones
  • Shoulder and joint injuries
  • Meconium aspiration

Injuries such as these are commonly caused by the attending physician utilizing tools, including forceps and vacuums, improperly or failing to order a C-section when the need for one arises. Depending on the situation, birth injuries can also be caused by a doctor's negligence during the mother's pregnancy. If your physician provided inadequate prenatal care, such as failing to order standard tests and fetal screenings, your child might be at risk for certain complications or problems.

Proving Medical Negligence in Birth Injury Cases

If your child was injured by a medical error during your pregnancy or during labor and delivery, it does not necessarily mean that medical malpractice occurred. In order to collect compensation for medical malpractice, you will need to show that the medical professional failed to adhere to the prevailing standard of care for his or her area of practice. Doing so generally requires the testimony of medical experts who practice in the same specialty as the professional in question. At Kaiser Hafezi Law, we maintain a vast network of medical professionals whose input is often critical in birth injury cases.

We are also prepared to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the birth injury. Our attorneys will review medical records, doctors' notes, hospital protocols, and any other details that could be helpful in building a case for compensation. We will also work closely with your child's current medical providers to gain a full understanding of how the injuries are affecting your child and your family as a whole. If medical negligence caused your child to suffer a birth injury, you can depend on us to fight the hard fight in pursuit of the justice that you deserve.

Speak With a Birth Injury Lawyer Today

To learn more about our firm and our approach to Illinois birth injury cases, contact our office. Call 630-233-9946 for a free, confidential consultation with a member of the team at Kaiser Hafezi Law today. We serve clients in Elk Grove Village, Bensenville, Elmhurst, Park Ridge, Niles, Northlake, Des Plaines, Franklin Park, Wood Dale, Melrose Park, Itasca, Addison, Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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