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There are a very wide range of factors that can contribute to an infant having a seizure. When a baby is born, medical professionals must follow strict standards of care in order to avoid a baby having a seizure after birth. It is necessary that both mother and baby be monitored during labor and delivery and that proper prenatal care was given.
If your baby was injured after birth due to a medical professionals mistake or sheer negligence, our attorneys have the experience to handle your birth injury case. We will help you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
A seizure is uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain that typically produces physical convulsions. Seizures are generally expressions from the brain indicating that something is wrong. The body's intention for doing this is to put all energy to the part of the brain that is having problems. However, a seizure may also reveal that there is damage in the brain that already exists.
A seizure after birth is often an indicator that a birth injury has occurred. When a newborn baby has a seizure, it generally means that something happened during or near the time of birth that caused damage to the brain. They may be the first, and sometimes only, sign that a baby has suffered a brain injury or disorder. In fact, babies that have been deprived of oxygen during labor and delivery, or within the first 24 hours of life, frequently have seizures.
There are numerous factors that can contribute to seizures in a newborn baby. Some of the conditions that happen near or during labor and delivery that can cause a seizure once a baby is born include:
To avoid seizures after a baby is born, medical professionals must follow a strict standard of care. When they deviate from this, it is know as medical negligence. It is important that both mother and baby be properly monitored during pregnancy up through and after labor and delivery.
If a doctor fails to monitor, detect or treat a baby that has a seizure, this can cause a birth injury.
At Willens Law Offices in Chicago, we have experienced birth injury lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. If your baby has been injured due to medical negligence, contact us now at (312) 957-4166 or fill out our online contact form.
Coping with the cost of a birth related injury can devastating. This financial burden is isn’t one you should have to carry. Receiving compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, and emotional stress are all damages you are entitled restitution for.
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.