Chicago Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

If your infant suffered a spinal cord injury during birth, the attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC are here to help. We know that any injury to your newborn is an unthinkable tragedy, and we understand the pain and anger that you are likely feeling. We also know that birth injuries of this nature may also have a lasting and potentially permanent effect on your baby’s life and your life as a parent, and may require additional medical care for the short and long term. That’s why we are committed to helping parents of children who are injured during birth seek and secure the compensation they are owed if the injury was caused by the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional.

Of all the kinds of trauma that can happen to a baby at birth, spinal cord injuries are usually among the most serious. This type of trauma is, fortunately, very rare, but even just one instance of malpractice leading to a spinal injury is too much. For nearly 50 years, the experienced Chicago birth injury attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC have stood up for the parents of injured children and have demanded that justice is served. If a doctor, nurse, or other staff member caused injury to your baby, you have the right to hold them accountable for their actions, and you should not have to pay for the damage that they have done. We are on your side, and we’re here to help. Contact us at (312) 346-8620 to discuss your rights and how you can take legal action today.

Why Choose Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC

When you’re facing medical negligence at this level, you need a law firm to stand up for you. You placed your trust in your doctor and the hospital staff, and if your child suffered a spinal cord injury in their care, they should be held responsible for their actions. Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC was established in 1970 and for nearly five decades, we’ve fought to protect the rights of those who have been hurt in Chicago. We have the resources and experience you need to win. Call us at (312) 346-8620 to get started on your case.

Risk Factors Leading to Spinal Cord Injuries

It’s important to remember that spinal cord injuries don’t just happen. There will always be an underlying reason for these traumatic injuries, and your doctor should’ve been well versed in potentially hazardous conditions and been prepared to overcome them. Here are a few of the common problems that may contribute to these kinds of complications:

  • Larger infants: over 9.9 pounds
  • Instrument deliveries: the use of forceps or a vacuum
  • Abnormal traction during delivery: meaning the baby stops naturally coming down the birth canal from the womb
  • Breech births

Unfortunately, once the damage has been done, there is little that a doctor could do to fix it, especially since many spinal cord injuries will lead to stillbirths or death soon after birth. Even in the best of situations, your child may grow up without the use of many parts of their body. Sometimes, the total amount of damage won’t be clear until well into your child’s life. When facing these kinds of injuries, therefore, it’s incredibly important you involve an attorney early on and get compensation to help raise your child and pay for their future medical expenses.

Determining Compensation in Spinal Cord Injury Cases

Unfortunately, due to the nature of spinal cord injuries caused during the birthing process—they’re very rare and each situation is bound to be completely unique—there is no formula for determining this number quickly. You’ll need to discuss your specific situation with an attorney who will be able to help you discover a close approximation of the amount your case is worth. A few different amounts will be considered: how much did the original procedure cost; whether your child had to go emergency surgery immediately, and an estimate of the number of additional costs you’ll incur for future medical expenses, treatment, and care.

Call Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC Today

The experienced trial lawyers of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC have spent nearly five decades fighting for parents of children who have been injured by the negligent or careless actions of a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional. We have recovered over 400 million dollars on behalf of our clients, a number that speaks to our dedication to our clients and commitment to delivering results. A serious injury to your newborn child is a terrible tragedy, and it is absolutely unacceptable if the injury could have been avoided if proper care had been exercised. We will not allow this to stand, nor will we allow you to suffer additional strain due to this injury accident. We will work hard to help you secure the compensation you are owed, so contact us at (312) 346-8620 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today.

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