Birth Injury Lawyer Serving Illinois Families
Get compassionate assistance from a trusted Chicago personal injury law firm
While birth injuries are tragic events that create great turmoil in your life, it is important you make time to speak to an attorney to explore your legal options. Doing so may help you protect your family’s financial security and make it easier to obtain proper medical attention for your baby.
At my firm, Richard L. Berdelle, Jr., P.C., serving clients throughout Illinois, I understand how emotionally distressing and draining it can be when your child suffers a birth injury. I have an open office environment where you can feel comfortable asking questions and discussing any concerns you may have regarding your child’s health or the progression of your lawsuit. I use my knowledge of Illinois medical malpractice laws to help you secure a settlement or verdict that will ensure your child receives the treatment he or she deserves.
Common types of birth injuries
Birth injuries vary widely in their form and severity. Some of the most common types of birth injuries are:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Bone fractures
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
- Facial paralysis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Oxygen deprivation
- Intracranial hemorrhages
- Caput Succedaneum
- Horner’s syndrome
No matter the birth injury, I can guide you through the legal process.
Common causes of birth injuries
Birth injuries are more likely to occur when certain factors come into play, such as:
- A failure to identify, monitor or act on fetal distress
- A failure to plan for an emergency C-section
- The use of excessive force during a delivery
- The misuse of instruments during a delivery
- Lack of blood or oxygen to the brain
- Exposure to bacteria
- Respiratory distress
- Placenta previa
When the negligence of a medical professional leads to a birth injury, I help you get the compensation you deserve.
Seeking prompt treatment
While some birth injuries heal naturally over time, it is critical you monitor your child’s health to ensure he or she receive the medical attention they need. Surgeries to repair nerve damage are more effective when a baby is still an infant, and early physical therapy helps weakened muscles develop to avoid placing unnecessary strain on healthier limbs. I work with you and trusted doctors to diagnose your child’s condition and explore all viable treatment options.
Contact my law firm for help with your Illinois birth injury lawsuit
Reach out to Richard L. Berdelle, Jr., P.C. online or at 312-997-5776 to schedule a consultation with a qualified birth injury attorney in Chicago. I will do everything possible to ensure your family receives appropriate compensation for your child’s injuries.