Focusing On Mechanical Trauma & Birth Injuries

Handling Negligence-Related Birth Injuries Across the U.S.

NICU baby being monitoredMechanical trauma is a major cause of birth injuries. It occurs when excessive physical force is applied to your baby prior to or during delivery. Trauma that causes permanent birth injuries can severely affect the life of your child and the future of your family. If you are uncertain or have reason to believe that your child has suffered from some type of medical malpractice, turn to our lawyers at Beam Legal Team for help as soon as possible. We will work tirelessly to secure justice on behalf of your family after your child sustained a birth injury due to negligence.

What are Examples of Mechanical Trauma that Can Occur During Birth?

Some examples of mechanical trauma during birth include:

  • Excessive force from forceps
  • Excessive force from vacuum
  • Improper use of Pitocin resulting in excessive uterine contractions, which can cause significant trauma and brain damage

Have questions about mechanical trauma? Call our Chicago birth trauma lawyers at (866) 766-3806 for a free consultation.

Your Right for Testing If You Notice Signs of Trauma

Parents should recognize potential signs of trauma when it comes to their newborn children. Far too often, parents either don’t recognize the signs or when they do, the medical professionals don’t do anything to help give the parents peace of mind.

They often deny performing more tests, claiming that the baby is perfectly fine and there’s no testing needed. Unfortunately, this could be a big mistake and result in something being missed. As a parent, you have the right to request testing. Here’s why you should:

Getting a Second Opinion

You should know your baby best and trusting your gut can be helpful. It is imperative to get the additional testing performed when you can to help determine if there is something wrong or if your baby suffered a birth injury caused by trauma.

Even if your primary pediatrician says that your baby is fine, you want to take the time to get a second opinion. There’s nothing wrong with doing your due diligence to get further answers and to see what treatment would be available to help in the long term.

Your Rights Moving Forward

You should be able to speak with your doctor about the available options to determine if any problems exist. This can be imperative in understanding the diagnosis, what may have caused it, and whether there was any kind of negligence involved.

If the additional testing shows some signs of problems caused by the doctor’s negligent actions, you as a parent have specific rights to pursue compensation. This is also the case if your original doctor refuses to perform the testing needed to identify a problem.

At Beam Legal Team, we are committed to working tirelessly on behalf of families when birth injuries arise. We understand the difficult nature of having a child suffer because of negligence and we work hard because you, your baby, and your family deserve justice.

Our Chicago Birth Trauma Attorneys Have Secured over One Billion Dollars in Verdicts and Settlements

Our firm is committed to helping children across the country who have suffered birth injuries as a result of incompetent or negligent medical practitioners. We are relentless in our pursuit of full financial compensation and justice. Over the past 30 years, we have joined forces with some of the most skilled and experienced trial lawyers in the country.

Together, our pooled resources enable us to take on the powerful hospitals and insurance companies and successfully secure positive settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. In fact, we have secured over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Contact our office if your child suffered mechanical trauma at birth.


  • Beam Legal Team, LLC Our daughter, Marissa deserved the same care and treatment as any other child but when that didn't happen and the hospital where she was delivered went into legal mode, all our questions went unanswered. "What happened?" we asked, only to receive a response of "Not all babies are born pink and rosy". BS... Thanks to Jack Beam and Matt Patterson, we finally got answers and held the people responsible accountable. We wanted the truth, "No stone left unturned." was our motto during trial and they did exactly that! I can never thank them enough for what they did for our daughter and for us, giving us peace of mind in knowing Marissa will be taken care of for the rest of her life. God Bless you.
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