Detecting A Birth Injury

Detecting a Birth Injury

Holding Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable

Woman in Pain While Pregnant

The detection of a preventable birth injury is not always easy. Certainly, as a parent, you may have observed something is wrong. Your baby may not react like other babies; he or she may have muscle tone that is loose or floppy or your child may exhibit a lack of coordination. Certainly, detecting a birth injury should not be done by a parent on their own. If you as a parent have reason to believe that your child is the victim of a birth injury, it is important to speak with an experienced physician who can properly diagnose the child.

There may be bruising or other indicators that cause you to suspect something is not right. If you have observed any abnormalities, and you still have questions despite your doctor's explanation, speak with a birth injury lawyer at Beam Legal Team immediately.

Our Chicago attorney team proudly offers free consultations to clients nationwide: Call (866) 766-3806.

What are the Indicators of Birth Injuries?

  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Poor coordination
  • Bruising and / or excessive molding of your child's head or scalp
  • Extreme lethargy
  • Extended stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Skin discoloration
  • Mental retardation
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Diagnosis of hypoxic-ischemic injury or neonatal encephalopathy

This is by no means a complete list of all the indicators of a birth injury. Following delivery, a mother can also have indicators of a possible birth injury. You should discuss the indicators that you have observed and what you have been told by your doctor with our professionals. Our team of Chicago lawyers has represented children throughout the nation. We are located in Chicago, IL, and have more than 30 years of experience in recognizing the indicators of a preventable birth injury.

Symptoms that Can Appear as Actions

In many situations, there are actions that the baby or child may exhibit that could indicate a birth injury is present. Some may be similar to other health conditions, so it’s important to have your baby monitored and checked carefully to determine if something else is wrong.

Some of the most common actions that may be displayed as a result of a birth injury include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Multiple seizures
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea, including vomiting
  • Trouble with breathing or being out of breath easily
  • Arching of the back while crying

In some situations, the baby may have excessive amounts of drool or they may be fussy for no reason. They may also experience trouble when eating or swallowing. While these may be indicators of general health issues, there could be underlying issues that you want to have a medical professional check out.

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Beam Legal Team: Fighting for Justice from Coast to Coast

When a preventable birth injury has occurred, we may ask to review your child’s medical records with expert physicians, to determine if there are sufficient grounds to file a claim. Our legal skills have resulted in over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for the children we represent across the country.

The future of your child deserves a call to Beam Legal Team.

What Developmental Milestones Should My Child Reach?

Developmental milestones are not always perfect indicators as some children may just be slower to hit the milestone than others. These are not foolproof and are typically indicated with average ages. However, missing the milestone by a great deal of time could indicate something is wrong with your child.

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    We have secured over a billion dollars for our clients.

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    We have earned an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Experience

    We have been handling complex birth injury cases since 1983.


Helping Families Just Like Yours

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.

  • “I am so happy with our outcome and so glad we worked as a team to fight to the end.”

    - Tasha and Family
  • “Matt Patterson, my lawyer, always keeping my best interests in mind, was diligent in his investigations and dealings with their lawyers.”

    - Irene Bittner
  • “They have angels that fight takes time so don't get discouraged but in the end, you will get results...I only wish I had found them first.”

    - K&M
  • “They helped me to get answers about "what went wrong" during my son's birth that left him with Cerebral Palsy after the hospital kept telling us that "sometimes these things just happen and we don't know why"”

    - Former Client
  • “We can't thank you guys enough for all the hard work. I wouldn't have traded lawyers for anything again.”

    - The West Family

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