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    Top Verdict
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    Best of the Bar | Top 100 Verdict | Jack Beam
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    10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2018
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    Best of the Bar | Top 100 Settlements | Jack Beam
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    Best of the Bar | Top 100 Verdicts | Matthew Patterson
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    Best of the Bar | Top 100 Settlements | Matthew Patterson
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Our Verdicts & Settlements

  • $144,585,020

    Cerebral Palsy

  • $97,400,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $53,000,000

    Cerebral Palsy

  • $30,000,000

    Brain Injury

  • $26,000,000

    Brain Injury

  • $23,500,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $21,000,000

    Brain Injury

  • $20,000,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $17,000,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $15,000,000

    Medical Malpractice

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  • Since the day Isaiah was born, doctors knew that Isaiah suffered from a severe brain injury and he has been receiving treatment for it ever since. Beam Legal Team can fight for your child's rights. Call Beam Legal for a free consultation today.

  • If your child was born with a serious injury, the expenses associated with proper care can begin to add up. Money matters for nursing care, housing, transportation and the best physical therapy that money can buy. We've recovered a billion dollars for children who's cerebral palsy or brain damage was caused by a hospital's negligence.

  • The hospitals don't want to say that your baby's injury could have been caused by a lack of oxygen, too many contractions, or a delayed C-section. If the doctors and nursing won't tell you what happened to your baby, call Beam Legal team for a free consultation.

  • Aiden was born in 2014 and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. He is physically impaired; he cannot do anything without assistance. Cerebral Palsy and other forms of brain damage can be caused by medical or nursing malpractice. At Beam Legal Team, we are equipped to investigate your child’s case and fight for your rights.

  • The Hocoma Therapy System comes from Sweden. Patients that uses this machine see a favorable result in some way: better head control, stabilized breathing, bowel and bladder management, and even improvement in speech and word production. We believe every child should have the opportunity to have breakthrough therapies.

  • Beam Legal Team is a proud supporter of Black History Month. On The U's Black History: The Movement, Che Rhymefest Smith explores the unique cultures and people that define Chicago.

  • Beam Legal Team has secured one of the largest verdicts in the nation ($144 million) for a birth injury case on behalf of 15-year-old Markell Van Slembrouck.

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Serious Injuries Require Serious Representation

When a child suffers trauma during birth or pregnancy, their injuries could very easily be the result of a doctor’s failure to provide the accepted level of care. However, even when it is clear that the doctor is at fault, it does not mean that they won't aggressively challenge the accusation. In these situations, you will need the support of a powerful legal team that has the skills and resources to go up against not only the doctor, but the industry itself. This is what you will find from the Chicago birth injury lawyers at Beam Legal Team.

How Our Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help

The Chicago birth injury attorneys at Beam Legal Team can help provide you with the answers you need during this difficult legal battle. Any mistake by a physician during the birthing process can result in a tragic birth injury that devastates the lives of all involved.

Healthcare professionals have a moral and legal obligation to properly prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions. When they make a mistake, even those that are accidental, they can be held liable. When it comes to your baby injured at birth, having a powerful and caring legal team by your side is essential to the future of that child. Our experienced birth injury attorney can help by thoroughly investigating your case, making a settlement demand, filing a lawsuit, and taking your case to court when need be.

If you have reason to believe that you or your child one has suffered undue injury or illness as a result of negligence on the part of a healthcare professional, it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit with the assistance of our attorneys.

Depending on the scenario, we can hold the doctor, midwife, nurse, or hospital staff liable.

Birth Injury Cases We Handle

Our professional birth injury attorneys in Chicago are here to help you with any birth injury case including:

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Birth Injury Case in Illinois?

Most personal injury claims in Illinois must be filed within two years from the date that the accident occurred. The state of Illinois law understands, however, that a birth injury will not always be fully recognized until the child reaches school age. Parents, therefore, have 8 years from the date of the child’s birth to file a claim for damages. This statute of limitations is covered under 735 ILCS section 5/13-212(a).

​​​​Contact Beam Legal Team Today for a Free Consultation

At Beam Legal Team, our knowledgeable and skilled birth injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome on behalf of the injured child. The child’s quality of life and treatment options will be greatly affected by the settlement or verdict, which is why our mission is to pursue maximum compensation in every case that we represent. Over our years in practice, we have honed our skills and developed a network of respected medical analysts. Find out how this could benefit you by giving us a call today.

If your child has been injured due to negligence, call our birth injury attorney at Beam Legal Team for a free consultation. You can reach us at (866) 766-3806.

Beam Legal Team is a proud official sponsor of the 2022 Great Blue Benefit, which supports the Alliance for the Great Lakes. This organization helps to support and protect the Great Lakes and to create and spread awareness to keep our beaches, coastlines, and drinking water clean. We are so proud to be a platinum sponsor for this fantastic cause!

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Beam Founder & Partner
Jack graduated "with distinction" from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science, also garnering undergrad credits in Government from Harvard University. He earned his law degree from Northwestern where he served on the Editorial Board of the Northwestern University Law Review.
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At Beam Legal Team, we build lasting relationships with our clients. We take just as much pride in our verdicts and settlements as we do in receiving hand-written notes and art from the children we help.

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  • Our daughter, Marissa deserved the same care and treatment as any other child but when that didn't happen and the hospital where she was delivered went into legal mode, all our questions went unanswered. "What happened?" we asked, only to receive a response of "Not all babies are born pink and rosy". BS... Thanks to Jack Beam and Matt Patterson, we finally got answers and held the people responsible accountable. We wanted the truth, "No stone left unturned." was our motto during trial and they did exactly that! I can never thank them enough for what they did for our daughter and for us, giving us peace of mind in knowing Marissa will be taken care of for the rest of her life. God Bless you.
    In 2011, Beam Legal Team and Geoffrey Fieger won the largest obstetrical malpractice verdict in United States history.
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