Chicago C-Section Birth Injury Attorney
Exceptional Representation for Families Across the Nation
When a mother cannot deliver a child naturally, a cesarean section (C-section) should be performed in order to deliver the child. A C-section involves making an incision into the woman's abdomen and uterus in order to deliver the child.
Failure to perform this life-saving procedure can result in serious injury or death to the unborn baby. Sometimes medical practitioners use forceps or vacuums during C-sections, which, if improperly performed, can cause permanent injury.
What Injuries Can Result from Delayed or Improper C-section?
- Skull fractures
- Facial nerve palsy
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
If your child is suffering from a birth injury that you believe is related to a delayed or improperly performed C-section, our nationally recognized team at Beam Legal Team can help you take legal action. We are not afraid to stand up to the powerful health care industry in order to obtain justice for the families we represent. Let our Chicago cesarean section injury attorneys help you seek the fair compensation your child is entitled to so that you and your family don't have to worry about your financial situation.
Need legal assistance? Call (866) 766-3806 to schedule a free consultation. We have secured over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for all kinds of birth injury cases.
How to Prove Negligence in Your C-Section Birth Injury Case
When it comes to pursuing a birth injury claim for a C-Section injury, it is not as simple as filing the claim and collecting compensation. There are many steps to take and many elements that must be proven in order to achieve a successful result.
Working with a lawyer can help you establish the proof needed to build your claim. Here are some necessary steps that must be taken to establish and prove negligence:
Establish that a Doctor-Patient Relationship Existed
The first portion of building proof that negligence occurred is showing that you are the patient of this particular medical practitioner. Proof can be one of the following:
- Medical records
- Hospital bills
Build Evidence that a Breach of Duty of Care Occurred
Establishing negligence, or a breach of care of duty, requires evidence that an action or omission took place that a reasonable party would not have committed in the given situation. Some examples include:
- Misuse of birth-assistive tools
- Failure to monitor for signs of fetal distress during C-section
- Failure to order an emergency cesarean section
- Use of inappropriate or dangerous birthing techniques
In addition, it will need to be proven that there is a link between the breach of duty and the injuries your child has sustained from the C-section. The attorney that represents you will need to prove that there is a direct and proportionate result from the actions the doctor did or did not take.
Prove that You or Your Child Have Suffered Damages
The last element that most be proven is that serious and substantial damages did occur to you or the child during the C-section.
Damages that you can claim in Illinois would include:
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical injuries
- Lost quality of life
- Physical injuries
It is important to build a strong and powerful case in order to obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve for your child’s future. Don’t wait to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Beam Legal Team: High-Quality Legal Representation, Compassionate Care
Accepting birth injury cases from all over the nation, our Chicago cesarean section injury attorneys are proud of our track record of successful results. Regardless of the complex aspects of your birth injury case, we are confident that our resources and skills will allow us to effectively evaluate and determine whether we can help you. We often work with other highly skilled attorneys such as Geoffrey Fieger in order to deliver representation of the highest quality.
Please give us a call for more information and to speak with a Chicago C-section birth injury lawyer.