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Birth Trauma

The birth injury attorneys at James P. Crawley & Associates, Ltd., handle medical malpractice cases resulting in brain injury, cerebral palsy, brain damage and other birth traumas. An experienced birth injury lawyer is critically important to help you obtain justice and compensation.

Tragic injuries to newborns can result from mechanical forces, such as compression, traction, forceps and vacuum extraction. Malpractice may occur when an obstetrician, nurse or midwife fails to recognize important clues found in ultrasound tests or respond quickly when fetal distress is indicated during fetal monitoring. Difficult deliveries, such as those associated with abnormal presentation or vaginal breech delivery, can often times be handled improperly. These birth injuries can include brachial plexus injury or shoulder dystocia; conditions that are debilitating for the newborn. In the most egregious circumstances, fetal distress is not recognized or responded to quickly enough, and the baby suffers permanent brain damage caused by deprivation of oxygen or "hypoxia". A hypoxic event can result in devastating disabilities, including cerebral palsy and cortical blindness. In the most tragic of circumstances, a doctor's failure to perform a prompt Cesarean section, or take other corrective measures, results in fetal demise or "stillbirth."

We want our clients to know that we have the utmost respect for obstetricians, nurses, midwives and other members of the medical profession. All potential medical malpractice cases are vigorously screened by our birth trauma lawyers before we file suit. A potential birth injury medical malpractice case is team-reviewed by more than one birth injury attorney or medical malpractice lawyer. If our medical malpractice attorney review team believes there is evidence of medical negligence, the case file is then reviewed by an independent doctor, nurse or midwife for their honest, professional opinion regarding potential medical malpractice. Only after those trained, independent medical professionals tell us that medical malpractice occurred will we file suit.

Our Chicago, Illinois-based firm's personal injury lawyers understand how to fight for clients to pursue justice and financial settlement. Our birth injury lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys only take cases on a contingency fee basis. If we do not secure compensation on your behalf, you pay no legal fees.

Contact our medical malpractice lawyers and birth injury attorneys now for a no cost, no obligation consultation. Our birth injury attorneys will take the time to speak with you and answer your questions.

We handle serious birth trauma cases and medical malpractice actions throughout Illinois. Call our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys now at (312) 750-1300. You may also reach our personal injury attorneys using our online contact form. All birth injury and medical malpractice consultations are free of charge and strictly confidential.

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