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Looking for Answers to Your Birth Injury FAQs?

Our experienced birth injury lawyers discuss the most common questions

If you or your baby has been harmed due to medical malpractice, our dedicated birth injury lawyers can help you find out what happened and hold the responsible party accountable. Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices has been a powerful voice for medical malpractice victims in Chicago, Milwaukee, and beyond for over 40 years now and can get your family the compensation you need and deserve. Learn how an experienced birth injury attorney can help you. We have offices conveniently located in Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI – but our dedicated legal team represents clients from all over the country. Contact us today for your free and confidential case consultation.

The birth of your baby is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, which is why it’s so heartbreaking when an irresponsible doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other medical professional causes your infant to suffer harm. Through no fault of your own, you and your baby may face a lifetime of hurdles and a financial burden that severely impacts your way of life. That’s why you need our caring and compassionate birth injury lawyers to help you pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our experienced legal team can get you the highest amount of compensation possible and deliver justice to your family so that your needs are met now and in the future.

When your baby has a birth injury such as cerebral palsy, you probably have more questions than answers. That’s why the birth injury attorneys from our offices in Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI have come up with answers to a list of frequently asked questions families have after learning their child has suffered a birth injury. Read the answers to these questions, but if you need more answers or want to discuss your legal options, schedule a free and confidential case consultation with our dedicated legal team as soon as possible. The sooner we can get started on your case the sooner we can help your family get justice.

What is a birth injury?

A birth injury is any injury sustained by an infant before, during, or immediately after labor or delivery. Negligence or medical malpractice by a doctor, nurse, physician, surgeon or other medical professional can result in a baby suffering a birth injury.

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What are common birth injuries?

Common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy (Erb’s Palsy)
  • Perinatal asphyxia
  • Intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Infections

Whether your baby suffered a birth injury due to negligence because of medical malpractice by a doctor, nurse or other health professional, it’s important to remember that you and your child have rights. Contact a birth injury attorney from Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices immediately. We have offices conveniently located in Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI and serve clients from all over the country.

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What causes cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a type of brain injury that results in a muscle control disorder that can be caused by problems during the labor and delivery. Cerebral palsy can be caused by medical malpractice or doctor negligence, such as: failure to recognize signs of fetal distress, leaving the infant in the birth canal for too long, improper vacuum extraction, improper use of forceps, failure to offer and perform a timely c-section, improper fetal heart rate monitoring, failure to timely treat a prolapsed cord, and many other medical problems.

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What are the signs of cerebral palsy?

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy include:

  • Floppy at birth and experiencing breathing problems
  • Muscle spasms/stiff muscles
  • Lack of muscle control, poor reflexes, bad posture
  • Feeding disorders and swallowing problems (dysphagia)
  • Inability to hold their head up on their own, whether lying on their stomach or in a supported sitting position
  • Using just one side of their body, closing one hand into a fist, or favoring one hand over the other
  • Developmental delays/failure to meet milestones such as rolling over, sitting up, crawling or smiling
  • Difficulty walking

If your child is experiencing any of these issues, contact our birth injury lawyers as soon as possible. Our dedicated legal team can meet with you, answer your questions, discuss your legal options, and give you honest advice on the best way to proceed.

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What should I do if my child has a birth injury?

If your baby suffered a birth injury due to the irresponsible actions of a medical provider, such as a doctor or nurse, you should contact an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. A good birth injury attorney will be able to collect necessary evidence, analyze the events, obtain top experts, and build a strong case on your behalf that proves your baby’s birth injury was the result of negligence or medical malpractice. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • All medical expenses you’ve incurred and will incur
  • Cost of future care, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, developmental therapy, in-home care, medications, medical devices and equipment
  • Loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability/Loss of the normal enjoyment of life

The best way to figure out your rights is to contact our caring and compassionate birth injury lawyers. Our dedicated legal team can listen to the specific details of your case and come up with a unique strategy that helps meet your family’s needs and gets you the compensation you’re entitled to.

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Get the birth injury lawyers who get results

No one should ever expect their baby to suffer a life-altering injury, which is one reason why most parents are left shocked and confused when their infant suffers harm due to a doctor or nurse’s negligence or medical malpractice. To make matters worse, you could find yourself in a lengthy legal battle as you try to recover the financial compensation your family desperately needs and deserves.

Let our law firm be your voice for justice. Our birth injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you find out what happened and demand accountability. See what a caring and compassionate birth injury attorney from Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices can do for you. Contact us today for your free and confidential consultation. We have offices located in Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI but serve clients from all over the country.

Chicago

20 North Clark Street
#3100
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-236-4146
Fax: 312-236-5913

Milwaukee

600 N. Broadway
Suite 310
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-263-4484