Chicago Birth Injury Attorney Serving Cook County and DuPage County
Seeking Justice and Compensation for Birth Injury Victims
The day your child is born should be one of the most joyful days of your life, not one marred by tragedy. You’re putting the life of your unborn child in the hands of your physician and the team of medical professionals assisting them, trusting that they will dedicate their full attention to the task of bringing your child into the world. When this trust is breached by doctors failing to adhere to good medical practices, or by hospitals committing grave communication errors, the lives of both infants and mothers may be imperiled.
Childbirth can go wrong in a moment
Babies are born every day, and many births occur without incident. Unfortunately, not every birth is simple. Doctors working in obstetrics must be highly attentive during the birthing process for any signs of distress on behalf of either the mother or infant. When doctors miss early cues indicating that there are complications, this lost time may have a serious negative impact on the survival prospects of the mother or child. Common childbirth injuries that can result from physician negligence include:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Broken limbs
- Hemorrhaging by the mother
- Fetal lacerations suffered during a caesarian
Physicians must uphold a legal duty to their patients
When physicians and other hospital personnel fail to uphold the prevailing standard of care for a woman giving birth, and that failure results in injury to the mother or child, that physician or staff member may be held liable for their negligent care. This means that physicians must stay current on recognized good practices in their field and make thoughtful decisions about the best course of action for each individual patient based on their knowledge of current research. A failure to do so can have a critical impact on their patients.
Let us help you get the damages you deserve after a birth injury
After your child has been the victim of a birth injury, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and at a loss as to what steps to take next. Let us help by fighting on your behalf for the compensation you need and deserve after a birth injury. Chicago personal injury attorney John Fairman has spent years of his career fighting for victims of medical malpractice, and he can help you recover what you’re owed after a tragic error during the birth of your child.
Compassionate Legal Help is Available after a Chicago Area Birth Injury
If you, your child, or a loved one has been injured by a birth injury, contact the dedicated and seasoned Homewood birth injury attorney John Fairman at 708-799-4848, with additional offices in Justice, IL at 708-799-4848.