Birth Injuries

The birth of your child should be one of the happiest times for your family. When something goes wrong during the prenatal or birth process, it can be devastating and confusing. Even the best hospitals, physicians and nurses can make a mistake that may change a families life forever. It’s important to hire an experienced attorney who knows how to evaluate and investigate the specific facts and circumstances surrounding your pregnancy, hospital care and delivery to determine whether medical negligence was a contributing cause to the injuries suffered by your baby If medical negligence is suspected, you need an experienced attorney to pursue the proper legal action to get you the best settlement or verdict available.

The emotional and financial burdens associated with a birth injury can escalate over time. A baby who suffers a birth injury, may have a lifetime of problems caused by the injury suffered. These could include some of the following; a lifetime of learning difficulties, speech difficulties, limited movement and motor skill impairment, balance and coordination problems, vision problems, difficulty hearing, seizure disorders, nerve damage spinal cord injuries, and a lifetime of doctors visits, therapy visits and medications. In additional to emotional hardships caused by having a baby who suffered a birth injury, the financial burden on the family can be an enormous strain. There may be the need for specialized schooling, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, specialized caretakers, household renovations needed for wheelchair access, as well as lifelong medical and caretaker bills. The experienced attorneys at Stein and Shulman can help recover money to help your family pay these bills, and elevate the financial and emotional strain and hardship caused by these bills.

The Chicago malpractice attorneys at Stein and Shulman, LLC have represented birth injury victims for over forty-five years.  If your baby suffered an injury during your pregnancy or during labor and delivery we can help! Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your case, the medical records and circumstances surrounding your pregnancy and baby’s birth to determine whether medical negligence was a contributing cause of the injuries suffered by your baby. The attorneys at Stein and Shulman have experience evaluating the circumstances surrounding many types of cases, including cases involving; shoulder dystocia, erbs palsy, brachial plexus injuries, severe jaundice causing mental deficits, umbilical cord prolapse, cerebral palsy, forcep deliveries, vacuum extractions, delay in ordering or performing a caesarean sections, hypoxia, insufficient or improper prenatal testing, failure to diagnose placenta previa, placental abruption, or umbilical cord entrapment, negligent communication between treating physicians or hospital staff, failure to address or recognize changes in fetal condition during the prenatal period or labor process, improper use of pitocin during labor and delivery, and failure to take action with a high risk pregnancy. Our attorneys will fully evaluate your case, and take action to hold the medical professionals responsible for the injuries that have been suffered. We can get you the financial settlement that you deserve!

Call the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Stein & Shulman today at (312) 422-0500 for your free consultation. We can help you get the justice that you deserve.