Brain Damage During Birth
Compensation for Chicago Birth Injuries
Brain damage is an umbrella term that covers a wide variety of complications and after effects of mistakes made during the delivery process. Complicated births are not the fault of the mother – obstetricians and labor and delivery nurses are specifically trained and practiced in handling high-pressure births. If your child suffered brain damage, it is likely that it could have been avoided.
It can occur from very brief moments of blocked oxygen to the brain and can affect the way your child lives his or her life from that moment on. It’s important that medical professionals keep in mind all of these complications and do everything in their power to prevent them. If they don’t, and your child is injured, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys can fight for you.
Common Forms of Brain Damage
Brain damage can occur as a result of the infant’s umbilical cord being wrapped around their neck, excessive force of birthing tools, such as forceps and vacuum extractors, and can even occur as a result of a failure to monitor the infant’s vital signs during delivery.
If these mistakes are made, your child could suffer:
- Hypoxia or Anoxia
- Cerebral palsy
- Impaired vision
- Developmental delays
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Each of these have the potential to make negative, lifelong impacts on the well-being and way of life of your child. They could require combined efforts of your family to care for your child, as well as individualized education, physical therapy, and mobility accommodations.
Fighting for an Improved Way of Life
We at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC feel that you are entitled to delivery at the best of your medical professionals’ abilities. When their work sinks below that, they make careless mistakes, and fail to perform the necessary procedure to ensure your child’s well-being, you should not have to spend the rest of your life struggling to make up for them. We’re here, and we’re ready to fight for you.
Call our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys today at (312) 313-0266 for a free case evaluation. We have hundreds of years of combined experience and have won hundreds of millions for our clients.