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Hemorrhage

Our birth injury attorneys can help

We trust medical professionals to protect the safety of fetuses and their mothers, but complications during delivery can result in bleeding that impacts a child for life. The birth injury attorneys at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, P.C. build strong cases to hold negligent professionals accountable.

Bleeding in the skull or brain is called an intracranial hemorrhage. This type of birth injury can occur in areas of the brain that affect physical and mental development. Children may be left with limited cognitive or motor functions. The injury can occur in seconds, but children are left to suffer the consequences their entire lives.

An intracranial hemorrhage is often caused by trauma from the incorrect use of forceps and vacuum extractors during delivery. Other factors include doctors insisting on a vaginal birth when the baby is in a breech position, prolonged labor, and when the baby is too large for the mother’s pelvis.

There are different types of hemorrhage that can occur, including:

  • Subdural hemorrhage/hematoma – there is bleeding in the area between the dura mater and arachnoid, the outer and middle membranes that surround the brain.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage – there is bleeding in the area between the arachnoid and the pia mater, the middle and inner membranes that surround the brain.
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage – there is bleeding in the area of the brain that produces spinal fluid.

Medical professionals are responsible for monitoring the baby for signs of trauma and bleeding, and for taking prompt action to protect the baby’s health. Failing to do so is negligence and can result in serious harm.

A law firm that fights for families

An intracranial hemorrhage can have significant physical, emotional and financial effects for newborns and their families. Children may suffer cognitive disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or problems with hearing, speech or vision. They may require lifelong treatment and home health assistance. The medical expenses can be overwhelming.

When the negligence of a medical professional caused a birth injury, they need to be held accountable. Medical professionals and hospitals typically deny doing anything wrong, and insurance companies are reluctant to pay claims because they know there is a lot of money at stake.

Our firm has been handling birth injury cases in Illinois, Wisconsin and other states for more than 40 years. We know how birth injuries can impact families. That’s why we fight to hold negligent medical professionals accountable and help families recover the financial compensation they need and deserve.

Strong cases, big results

We start by investigating what happened to get the facts. Our legal team gains access to medical records and other evidence. We identify and interview witnesses. We often consult with medical experts. Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that proves negligence led to an intracranial hemorrhage.

When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. We’re only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your child’s birth injury, as well as compensation for other damages.

If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we are prepared to fight them in court. Our firm has a long record of getting results for clients through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.

Learn more about how we can help you secure the financial compensation you need and deserve. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our birth injury attorneys.

Chicago

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

Milwaukee

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