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Birth Injury Attorney Chicago, IL

It is such an amazing and exciting time when you are having a baby and every parent hopes that their baby will be healthy.  Unfortunately, there are situations in which the baby suffer trauma or injuries before, during or after their birth.  If your child has suffered a birth injury, the devastation you are feeling will be incredible and you are likely to feel overwhelmed and devastated.  Kanuru Law Group is here to help you get compensation if your baby suffered a birth injury because of medical negligence. Contact us today at 312-801-2000 to get started with your claim. Although there is no amount of money that can ever take away the pain of your baby suffering a birth injury, it can provide you with the financial compensation you need in order to give your child the medical care they need.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are the result of the baby suffering trauma before, during or after birth.  A very unfortunate truth is that many birth injuries are completely preventable if the physician and medical staff are providing both the mother and baby with proper care.

There are several different causes of birth injuries and there are also ways in which these types of injuries can be prevented.  The most common causes of birth injuries are:

  • C-Section mistakes. There are many reasons why a mother may need to have a cesarean section, or C-section in order to have their baby delivered safely.  Unfortunately, there are cases of negligence and medical errors during C-sections and the two most common types of errors include not performing a timely C-section or performing a C-section incorrectly.  If the physician has been properly trained, both of these issues should be avoidable
  • Excessive use of forceps during labor and delivery. There are some deliveries that will require the doctor to use forceps to help the baby to be delivered, but if they are used improperly or too aggressively, they can cause harm to the baby’s head, shoulders or brain.  If the doctor has received proper and ongoing training of how to use forceps safely, the doctor should have the knowledge of how much pressure they should apply and how to use them safely and effectively
  • Failure to act in a timely manner. There are many different issues that can happen during a pregnancy and delivery that will require the doctor to act right away and when something comes up that threatens the safety and health of the mother or baby, the physician needs to take immediate action.  A C-section may be necessary or another type of procedure to give the mother or baby the attention they need, and failure to perform these procedures can cause the mother or baby to suffer from serious harm
  • Failure to notice and address fetal distress. Doctors need to be monitoring both the mother and baby during labor.  If the physician fails to notice that the baby is in distress and subsequently, perform a timely C-section, the baby can suffer from major birth injuries that could cause lasting harm
  • Improper monitoring of the mother and baby. The pregnant mother should be monitored throughout her entire pregnancy and the physician is being trusted to make note of any warning signs or irregularities.  If the physician does not provide the mother with proper monitoring, there can be problems with the baby that are not detected.  This can cause danger to both the mother and the baby.  The mother and baby should be closely monitored throughout the entire pregnancy
  • Oxygen deprivation. Babies can suffer from a brain injury if they are deprived of oxygen and if the physician is providing the baby with proper monitoring, they can be constantly checking to make sure the baby is not deprived of oxygen, and if they are, they will need to take immediate action to take care of the baby

Types of Birth Injuries

There are many types of birth injuries that baby can suffer from if there is a complication during the labor and delivery.  You may be eligible for compensation if the injury was the result of medical negligence. Contact us today at 312-801-2000 to get started with your claim.

Kanuru Law Group has represented clients who have had a baby suffer from all different types of birth injuries, including:

  • Bone fractures
  • Cerebral palsy
  • C-section mistakes
  • Erb’s palsy/ brachial plexus injuries
  • Fetal distress
  • Hypoxia (lack of oxygen)
  • Preeclampsia
  • Uterine ruptures
  • Wrongful birth of infant
  • Wrongful death of infant
  • Wrongful death of mother

Our birth injury attorneys have helped families who have had a baby suffer a birth injury because of negligence. Medical professional and hospitals are not likely going to admit when a mistake has been made, which is why you need to have an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney to help you to get the compensation that you deserve.

Liability for Birth Injuries

If your baby suffered from a birth injury, they may need to have lifelong care that can be incredibly extensive and expensive.  If your baby’s injury was the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation.  Kanuru Law Group’s proficient attorneys have the necessary skills and experience to determine who is responsible for your baby’s injuries and we will fight aggressively to hold them responsible for their negligent actions.

Even though doctors go through extensive education and training, there are still unfortunate cases of negligent actions that can have serious consequences.  If a hospital employee, including a physician, nurse, technician or any other member of the medical staff was responsible for your child’s injury, we will help you to hold them responsible for their wrongdoing.

There are many cases in which the doctors are not actually employees of the hospital, but are actually independent contractors.  The hospital may still be liable even if the doctor is an independent contractor.  By conducting a thorough investigation of what happened during the birth of your child, our attorneys will be able to determine who is responsible for your child’s injury and who should be held responsible for damages.

Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Suits

Cerebral palsy is a condition that is marked by impaired muscle coordination along with other disabilities and is usually caused by damage to the brain before or during birth. Cerebral palsy affects head control, muscle control, muscle tone, sensation, coordination, cognitive functioning and balance. This condition does range in severity from one baby to another.

It can be life changing to have your baby diagnosed with cerebral palsy and in addition to the worry you will have about your child’s health and future, there is also an incredible financial impact of the medical treatment your child will need. If your baby has cerebral palsy and it is the result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

There are about 10,000 children who develop cerebral palsy every year, and there are many cases that are the result of medical negligence. Kanuru Law Group has vast experience with representing clients who have had their child suffer from cerebral palsy because of medical negligence and we will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 312-801-2000 to get started with your claim.

There are a few different causes of cerebral palsy, and the most common causes are:

  • Failure to adequately monitor the mother or baby before and during childbirth
  • Failure to perform a timely C-section
  • Failure to address signs of fetal distress immediately
  • Failure to properly administer Pitocin
  • Infection during pregnancy
  • Prolonged bleeding in baby’s brain after birth

If you believe that your baby’s cerebral palsy is the result of medical negligence, contact our proficient birth injury attorneys right away so we can get you the compensation you deserve.

Erb’s Palsy Medical Malpractice Suits

Erb’s palsy, also referred to as a brachial plexus injury, is when the baby’s shoulder gets lodged in the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery.  This type of injury can cause the baby to suffer from permanent nerve damage, or they could have very limited use of their arm for the rest of their life.  Many cases of Erb’s palsy could have been prevented if the doctor took appropriate actions to minimize the risk of the baby suffering an injury.

If your baby suffered from Erb’s palsy as the result of medical negligence, you may be able to seek compensation.  Erb’s palsy is a permanent condition that can cause your baby to have partial or complete paralysis of thire arm because of damage to their shoulder nerves.  Kanuru Law Group’s medical malpractice attorneys are here to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact Chicago’s Birth Injury Accidents Lawyer

For more information on your birth injury accident case, contact Kanuru Law Group today at 312-801-2000. Our top birth injury accident lawyers are ready to speak with you, so please give us a call for a free consultation. We understand how to approach these accident cases and are ready to protect your rights and recover compensation for you.