Mechanical Trauma

Birth Trauma & Excessive Force Injury Lawyers in Chicago

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

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Mechanical 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.

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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.

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Our Values

See Why Beam Legal Team
  • Knowledge

    We are available to represent birth injury cases in all 50 states.

  • Results

    We have secured over a billion dollars for our clients.

  • Integrity

    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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