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.
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
Prove that You or Your Child Have Suffered Damages
The last element that must 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.