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Seizures and Epilepsy

Our birth injury attorneys stand up for you

Some of the most common - and most serious - birth injuries that affect newborn babies are seizures and epilepsy. Both are neurological disorders that affect the body's central nervous system. They also both often cause children to involuntarily move or shake.

Sometimes, seizures due to birth injuries are temporary. Other times, such medical conditions can be permanent, including epilepsy. In either case, newborn babies can sustain serious injuries due to uncontrollable seizures.

Figuring out what to do in these situations can be confusing. You might not even be aware of your rights as the parent of a child suffering from seizures due to a birth injury. That's why it's critical that you talk to an experienced birth injury attorney in Chicago or Milwaukee. That's why we want to meet with you at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices. We know the law and know how to get results.

Common causes

There are many reasons why newborn babies and young children have seizures or epilepsy due to a birth injury. Common causes include:

  • Maternal infections during pregnancy
  • Fetal infections during pregnancy
  • Oxygen deprivation during pregnancy or delivery
  • Head injury to fetus during pregnancy
  • Longer than normal delivery and labor

There are many other causes and risk factors that may contribute to seizures or epilepsy in young children. That's why doctors need to carefully monitor women and infants during the pregnancy and delivery. And whenever physicians notice something unusual, they need to act fast to protect the health and well-being of the mother and infant.

Why choose us

When medical professionals make mistakes, many of them refuse to admit they did anything wrong. That's because they know the stakes are so high. If they are found to have acted in a negligent or reckless manner, they could be forced to pay your family thousands or even millions of dollars.

We take such cases seriously for this reason. But it's not just about the money. At our law firm, we strongly believe people and institutions should be held accountable for their actions. We believe strongly in making sure such mistakes never happen again. We believe in justice.

Find out how our law firm can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. We can meet with you in our Chicago or Milwaukee office. We can also meet with you anywhere else that's convenient for you, including your home or at the hospital. You decide.


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


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