Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer
Over $450 Million Recovered On Our Clients' Behalf
Birth injuries are distinct from birth defects in that they are the result of accidents that occurred during the delivery itself. Generally, these can range from the mild to the severe - from forceps bruising to permanent disabilities such 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 birth injury attorney to seek justice for this preventable harm caused to you.
Protect your future! Call Cavanagh Law Group today at (844) 515-2223 to schedule your free consultation with our skilled Chicago birth injury lawyers. We've recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.
Identifying Causes of Birth Injuries
Any negligence on the part of a medical professional can lead to serious problems and future expenses for your family. While a child injured at birth may recover quickly, more severe accidents could potentially lead to lifelong problems or disorders and require significant medical treatment. These treatments could drain your family's finances unless you are able to obtain compensation from the faulty party.
With former insurance defense lawyers and seasoned injury attorneys on staff, we can help you determine who the liable party is and craft a compelling case on your behalf. Our leading Chicago birth injury attorney has been given an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, was selected to the Super Lawyers® list, and boasts a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo. As an award-winning team, we are ready to help protect you and your child's legal rights and well-being.
Medical Errors Cause Birth Injuries
Errors and negligence on the part of the doctor and other medical staff involved in birth can lead to birth injuries. Some of these errors include:
- Error in medication application or dosage
- Failing to respond to the mother's needs or requests during labor and/or delivery
- Miscommunication between nurses and doctors
- Neglecting to monitor the mother's and/or baby's condition immediately after birth
How Long Do I Have to File a Birth Injury Claim?
In the state of Illinois, birth injury claims fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice, therefore the statute of limitations, or deadline to file a lawsuit, is two years. The sooner our Chicago birth injury attorneys get started on your case, the better!