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When medical professionals fail to diagnose, manage, prevent, or treat maternal health complications, a fetus or newborn is at risk for developing dangerous, potentially permanent birth injuries. If a medical professional fails to address a complication and the baby is harmed or injured in any way, it is medical malpractice.
The award-winning birth injury attorneys at Willens Law Offices understand the relationship between the most common maternal health problems and preventable birth injury. Without the proper care, they can result in cerebral palsy (CP), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), infant brain damage, and other dangerous birth injuries. These complications and health conditions include:
It is a medical professional's responsibility to ensure maternal medical conditions are promptly diagnosed and treated. If your child sustained a permanent birth injury as the result of a mishandled maternal health condition, contact our attorneys today.
Our legal team will provide you with a free case review, answer your legal questions, and inform you of your options. The birth injury attorneys at Willens Law Offices have decades of experience handling cases related to misdiagnosis, poor maternal health management, and other instances of medical malpractice.
You may reach our Chicago birth injury attorneys 24/7. Should we take your case, our birth injury lawyers will not charge you until they win or settle in your favor. Contact us today. Call our birth trauma law offices at (312) 957-4166, press the Live Chat tab, or complete the online contact form.
The plaintiff went to a Chicago hospital for delivery of twins via cesarean section. In the delivery room, a suspicious rash was recognized on one of the twins and later, fecal and urine cultures confirmed the presence of candida. She was started on prophylactic anti-fungal medicine and is healthy. The other twin was clear of any rash and though she was at risk for fungal infection, she was not treated in a timely manner. Later, a head ultrasound and MRI confirmed the diagnosis and damage to her brain. A lawsuit was filed on the plaintiff’s behalf. The case was vigorously defended by lawyers for the physician and the hospital that he worked for over 3 years. Eventually, a mediation took place at which time the defendants offered $3,000,000 to settle, which the plaintiff rejected. It was not until trial that the case settled for $10,000,000.
Birth injury cases are among the most complicated medical malpractice cases to litigate. With years of experience in birth trauma litigation our legal team has the skills, the resources and experience necessary to address and win a wide variety of birth injury cases. Our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for birth injury victims.
With decades of hands-on experience working with top healthcare professionals in labor and delivery, our legal team has access to some of the top medical professionals in the world. As in many types of medical malpractice cases, high quality expert are essential in obtaining justice.
Our firm was established to focus on the unique needs of our clients. We work with top medical, life-planning, and forensics experts to determine the causes and extent of injuries, prognoses of victims, and areas of medical negligence. Our passion for helping birth injury victims allows our attorneys to deliver unrivaled legal services for your family.
Willens Law Offices have helped the families of children across Illinois get the compensation they need for a secure future.
We strive to give the utmost personal attention to each child and family we represent.