Orland Park Birth Injury Lawyers with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Tinley Park Attorneys for Labor and Delivery Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical errors and negligence have become so common that mistakes made by medical professionals are considered among the leading causes of death in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people each year. While medical mistakes are problematic for any patient, they are especially tragic when they occur during the birth of a child. A birth injury due to medical negligence can lead to a lifetime of problems for both the child and his or her parents.
At Schwartz Injury Law, we are committed to holding medical professionals responsible when their mistakes injure a child at birth. We understand that any childbirth can quickly become complicated, but when a doctor fails to identify certain risk factors or uses certain techniques that can cause injuries, he or she may be liable for any birth injuries your child sustains.
Birth Injury Attorneys Serving Mokena and Oak Lawn
Attorney Allen N. Schwartz is a skilled personal injury lawyer with vast experience in medical malpractice cases. He and his team of award-winning attorneys have obtained many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including those who have suffered birth injuries due to medical negligence. We realize that not all birth injuries can be prevented and medical professionals are not always to blame when such injuries do occur. Too often, however, delivery doctors fail to recognize possible problems before it is too late. In other situations, a doctor may rush to make a decision and cause irreversible damage to the child.
At our law firm, we are equipped to handle birth injury cases involving conditions such as:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Bone fractures;
- Shoulder and other joint injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Perinatal asphyxia;
- Brachial plexus injuries;
- Injuries to the mother;
- Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis; and
- Wrongful death
These types of injuries and many others can be caused when the attending physician uses tools like forceps and vacuums improperly, or if he or she fails to order a caesarean section in a timely manner. Birth injuries can also be the result of substandard prenatal care and the failure to perform appropriate prenatal screenings and tests.
Providing Trusted Guidance in Illinois Birth Injury Cases
When your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical error or negligence, it is easy to feel completely overwhelmed and hopeless, but our attorney can help. With our knowledge of the law and tenacious approach, we will conduct a full investigation into your case. We will collect medical records, other complaints against the medical professional or facility in question, and all other information that can be used to support your case. At Schwartz Injury Law, we also maintain a vast network of medical experts whose testimony may be crucial in getting the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have been recognized as Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers to Watch, and Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorneys, along with many other awards and honors, and we know how to get results.
To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you, contact our Orland Park office. Call 708-226-9000 for a free, confidential consultation today. Our team is proud to serve individuals and families in Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Homer Glen, Oak Lawn, Mokena, Lemont, and Willow Springs.