Illinois Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Families and Victims of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries are distinct from birth defects in one key way: they are the result of accidents that occurred during the delivery itself. Generally these can range from the mild to the severe, including such self-correcting issues as forceps bruising, and such permanent disabilities as cerebral palsy, Erb's Palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury or paralysis. No matter what the severity of your injury, it is essential to seek an experienced attorney if you want to attain some measure of justice for a preventable harm.
Birth Injury Legal Assistance 312-425-1900
Finding a Chicago birth injury attorney for a medical malpractice lawsuit can be complicated. A birth injury may have been caused by a physician's failure to respond in a timely manner, a misdiagnosis, improperly read test results, or other types of medical negligence. For help protecting your child's legal rights and to have the circumstances around your child's birth reviewed, contact the attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group for legal assistance.
Prove the Case
State law dictates that an attorney must prove a logical line of consequences in any birth injury case, including establishing an appropriate standard of care and proving that it was ignored or misapplied. Cavanagh Law Group are experts in obstetric procedure, meaning we can recreate the events of your delivery and highlight precise moments where mistakes were made in medication, diagnosis, maternal care, or the delivery itself. If something has gone wrong, we will help a jury understand why and where that accident occurred.
Some of our recent successes include:
- Vlachos v. Hungerford, et al.
Resulted in a $14,000,000 Settlement — The Chicago family of a 5-year-old boy was awarded $14 million in a settlement after he suffered a severe brain injury during birth after hospital staff members allegedly mixed up his heart rate with his mother's pulse. The malpractice complaint against Northwestern Memorial Hospital contended the baby was not breathing when he was born and that emergency staffers were not prepared to resuscitate him because of the monitoring error. The seven-minute lapse without oxygen caused the child to suffer from cerebral palsy, leaving his arms and legs paralyzed, according to the complaint.
- Wiers v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, et al.
Resulted in a $2,500,000 Settlement — On November 30, 2003, a pregnant mother presented to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to induce labor and delivery. The attending obstetrician performed a forceps delivery that we alleged caused a brain hemorrhage to the newborn. The child was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy and associated physical and cognitive deficits. The case settled during trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Get the Help You Need
Our team of Chicago birth injury attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group offers unsurpassed experience in successfully pursuing financial compensation for clients who have suffered serious accidents due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has suffered birth injuries, contact an experienced Chicago attorney at Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 who can aggressively pursue your rights.
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Contact Cavanagh Law Group today at 312-425-1900, or by email.