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Rockford, IL Birth Injury Attorneys

Stephenson County Birth Injury Lawyer

Malpractice Lawyers for Victims of Birth Injuries in Winnebago County Hospitals

Bringing a new baby into the world is one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences a parent can have. With the technology available today, the risks of childbirth complications should be minimal. Unfortunately, due to staffing shortages, carelessness, and other factors, severe complications occur far too often. The result is that many excited mothers go into the hospital expecting to deliver a healthy child, only to realize that their child has suffered a serious injury. A large number of birth injuries are due to hospital malpractice or another form of medical malpractice, and when this happens, victims deserve to be fully compensated.

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we are outraged by the high number of birth injuries that occur at hospitals in Rockford and throughout Illinois. Our mission is to provide strong representation for victims of this type of negligence and hold those responsible fully accountable. Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience in this area of the law, and we have in-depth knowledge of the common and often overlooked factors that contribute to these types of injuries. We work collaboratively on each case, and we routinely call on top national and international specialists to provide expert testimony and help support our findings.

Case Result: $10 Million Settlement for Child who Suffered Brain Damage

Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law secured a $10 million settlement for a child who suffered a preventable injury. Due to negligence on the part of the medical staff, the child suffered from an intravascular air embolism, resulting in permanent brain damage.

Common Types of Birth Injuries in Illinois

Birth injuries are often caused by errors during the labor and delivery processes. Some injuries are minor and self-corrective. Others are more severe and can cause permanent damage.

Some examples of severe birth injuries include:

  • C-Section Injury: Oxygen deprivation, fetal lacerations, and other types of surgical errors during cesarean section procedures.
  • Cerebral Palsy: Damage to the areas of the brain that control muscle function typically caused by lack of oxygen to the brain during delivery.
  • Erb's Palsy: The most common type of brachial plexus injury, Erb's palsy is a nerve injury, often caused by shoulder dystocia, that impairs movement in the arms.
  • Fetal or Infant Stroke: Fetal strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is restricted or cut off. If prompt action is not taken, the resulting trauma can cause brain damage.
  • Delayed Delivery: Brain injury can occur when the health care staff delays delivery of the baby despite evidence of distress on the fetal heart rate monitor.

Birth injuries are among the most challenging medical malpractice cases to pursue. There are many potential factors that contribute to the injury, and several parties may share liability. To pinpoint the root cause of the injury, a thorough investigation must be performed by experienced professionals who know what to look for and what is necessary to establish liability on the part of those who are responsible.

Contact a Loves Park, Illinois Birth Injury Attorney

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the complexities of birth injury cases and what it takes to prevail against even the most well-funded adversaries. Our extensive experience, vast resources, and commitment to protecting the rights and interests of our clients are major reasons we have established a strong track record of success in this area of the law. If your newborn child suffered injury or wrongful death due to the negligence or recklessness of a medical professional, contact our office today at 815-215-7561 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Rockford, Winnebago County, Freeport, Belvidere, Winnebago, Loves Park, Byron, Rochelle, Oregon, Boone County, Stephenson County, Ogle County, and throughout Illinois.
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