Chicago Infant Brain Injury Lawyer
Beam Legal Team: A Nationally Recognized Law Firm Handling Birth Injuries
At Beam Legal Team, we have become known for handling all kinds of birth injury cases throughout the country, including brain injuries. During birth, it is crucial that the medical professionals delivering a child ensure that the child is delivered in a safe and timely manner. Even the slightest oversight or negligence could lead to serious brain damage.
Some examples of brain injuries or disorders that could result during birth and delivery include:
Brain trauma is among the most serious birth injury a baby can suffer, and it has the potential to change a family’s life forever. At Beam Legal Team, our Chicago infant brain injury attorneys investigate cases closely to determine the underlying cause and whether it could have been prevented. Our goal, in any case, is to secure the compensation victims deserve.
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Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Infants
Traumatic brain injury in a newborn can occur when an external physical force is made to the head. This can take place during the birthing process if the head gets stuck in the birth canal or if the doctor places too much force on the infant’s head with forceps.
If the baby suffers from acquired brain injury, something occurred internally. In fact, a large percentage of brain injuries occur from asphyxiation, which is when the brain is deprived of oxygen. Some of the causes of asphyxiation include:
- Mother’s illness
- Complications with the umbilical cord or placenta
- The baby’s head getting stuck in the birth canal
If the cause of the baby’s brain injury was preventable, it is important to seek out medical attention and pursue a claim for compensation.