Detecting a Birth Injury in a Chicago Case
Holding Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable
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.
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What are the Indicators of Birth Injuries?
- 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.
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 firm has joined forces with some of the other most capable trial lawyers in the country, including Geoffrey Fieger, with whom we have won multi-million dollar awards and have been advocates for civil rights and individual liberties. Our legal skills have resulted in over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for the children we represent across the country.