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Leading up to delivery, it is important that the fetus is in the standard vertex presentation and within the normal range for size and weight. This helps ensure the safety of both mother and child during labor. When the baby’s size or position is abnormal, physician intervention is warranted in most cases.
This may mean simple procedures to reposition the baby or, in many cases, a planned Cesarean section delivery. The failure of health care professionals to quickly identify and resolve complications related to fetal size, weight, and presentation is medical malpractice.
The Chicago, Illinois birth injury attorneys at Willens Law Offices have see many injuries caused by these complications related to abnormal weight, size, position, or presentation listed below:
The award-winning birth injury attorneys at Willens Law Offices have years of experience handling birth trauma cases. If you believe your child's birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. Our legal team is available to speak with you 24/7. Contact our Chicago, Illinois birth injury lawyers for a free case review today. We are happy to answer your legal questions and guide you through your available legal options.
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.