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The birth of a child is a hugely important life event. Most expecting parents will say it’s hard to know whether they’re feeling more excited or terrified. When your family heads to the hospital in expectation of a birth, your mind is preoccupied with a blend of happiness and anxiety. Naturally, you want everything to go right with the birth itself. Sadly, plenty of problems can arise even if every nurse, doctor, and involved hospital professional do everything they should. When a birth injury occurs due to the negligence of a medical professional, it can be even more heartbreaking.
As the Chicago birth injuries attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can attest, far too many birth injuries each year can be traced to carelessness or recklessness on the part of a doctor, nurse, or another hospital employee. Though nothing can make up for the traumatic pain and suffering you and your child are facing, you do at least have some legal options. A successful medical malpractice birth injuries lawsuit can supply you and your child with financial compensation. For a parent trying to get life back on track for your family after your child is injured during birth, such monetary awards can be absolutely crucial.
The law holds hospitals and medical practitioners responsible for treating all of their patients with reasonable, safe care. A doctor who fails to treat a patient with the appropriate amount of attention, or a doctor who lacks the required knowledge or skills, might be guilty of medical malpractice. If a doctor or nurse acts with negligence during a birth, the consequences can be disastrous.
Some common birth injuries that have been traced to medical malpractice include:
Any one of these injuries can lead to expensive future hospital visits in addition to a great deal of pain and suffering for parents and baby alike.
The Chicago birth injuries attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC want to help your family deal with the financial burdens that would not have come without such a tragic event. If a medical professional or organization caused an injury to your child during birth, you should seek monetary compensation. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 to speak with a compassionate legal professional. We are ready to help you begin the process of claiming the damages you and your child deserve.