Birth Injuries and Pediatric Malpractice Lawyers
The birth of a child is such an emotional experience and is supposed to be one of the happiest moments in your life. While we know that medicine is not perfect, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals need to provide acceptable standards of care in order to protect the health and safety of children and birth parents. When that standard is not maintained, it can result in tragic birth injuries. At the law firm of Woodruff Johnson & Evans, in Illinois, our attorneys understand the emotional issues families are facing when they have to deal with their child’s injuries, in addition to all of the medical bills and stress that come with such a tough situation. Our firm provides legal representation that is compassionate and responsive in order to help families recover the full compensation they need for a lifetime of care.
Complications during pregnancy or during the birth process may result in serious birth injuries that include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brain damage, including traumatic brain injury
- Forceps injuries
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus injury
- Facial paralysis
- Other types of birth defects and injuries
Our firm works with experts to review medical records and testing that was done. Our intake process is fairly exhaustive. We will ask about the birth mother’s family history, pregnancy history, medical history, any unusual symptoms and other medical questions. Did the nurse consult with the doctor after seeing something unusual during the pregnancy? Was there early spotting present? Were there other signs of complications? We are committed to helping families recover maximum compensation in every birth injury case that we handle.
For a free consultation and case evaluation regarding birth injuries and medical malpractice, please contact our offices today. We have offices in Chicago, Aurora, and Champaign. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.