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Spinal Cord Injuries

Our birth injury attorneys fight for you

Newborn children who sustain injuries to the spine during pregnancy or childbirth can experience serious medical issues for the rest of their lives. That's why these types of birth injuries can have such serious consequences.

In an instant, your child could lose the ability to walk or perform other physical activities. Sometimes, these injuries are temporary. But often, the effects of a spinal cord injury can be permanent. In general, there are two primary kinds of spinal cord injuries:

  • Complete spinal cord injury - The spinal cord is completely severed and there is total loss of movement below the injured area.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury - The spinal cord is partially severed and there is limited movement below the injured area.

Worst of all, many of these birth injuries occur due to the negligent or reckless actions of medical professionals. Knowing what to do in such situations can be overwhelming. That's why it's important to talk to an experienced birth injury attorney right away if you suspect that your child's spinal cord injury occurred due to medical malpractice.

We know what you're going through at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices. That's because we've been working with injury victims and their families for more than 40 years. We know what's at stake and know how to build successful legal cases. Case results matter here.

Common causes

Spinal cord injuries during birth occur for many different reasons. But in many cases, many of these injuries occur during a difficult childbirth. This is especially true if there's a prolonged delivery or the fetus is larger than normal.

Other times, the risk of an infant being born with a spinal cord injury can be higher if the fetus is not in a normal position shortly before being born. Abnormal fetal position can put extreme pressure on the infant's neck or back and result in a spinal cord injury during delivery.

Why choose us

The biggest reason why you need our law firm on your side is that we know how to prove that medical professionals were responsible for your child's spinal cord injury. That might sound simple. But often, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals refuse to admit wrongdoing. That's because they know there could be thousands or millions of dollars at stake.

We know how to hold people accountable for their actions. And as your attorney, we're prepared to do the work that needs to be done to build a compelling legal case. Our attorneys are experienced investigators and negotiators. We have a nurse on staff to evaluate evidence. And if the medical provider's insurance company refuses to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court if necessary.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your family's needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now.


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Chicago, IL 60602
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Milwaukee, WI 53202
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