Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Illinois Obstetrical Negligence AttorneysCerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries.
If you or your child has been injured during childbirth, you should consult with the attorneys at Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf. We have significant experience handling medical malpractice and obstetrical negligence cases, including cases involving cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, and misuse of forceps or vacuum extraction during delivery.
We will consult with medical experts to adequately assess your child's injuries and determine whether you may have a cause of action for medical malpractice due to obstetrical negligence. If your child has suffered a birth injury, contact our office
today so that we can help you understand your legal rights and remedies.
Cerebral palsy may be caused by decreased oxygen and blood flow to the baby's brain prior to birth or by mistakes made during the baby's delivery. Unfortunately, mistakes made by negligent doctors, nurses or other health care providers can result in traumatic lifelong consequences for an entire family. Cerebral palsy is one of the most common birth injuries attributable to medical negligence. In many cases cerebral palsy could have been prevented with the appropriate standard of medical care.
The attorneys at Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf have experience representing victims of medical malpractice and obstetrical negligence with a track-record of success. We work with medical professionals to review pertinent medical records to determine whether your child's cerebral palsy could have been prevented.
Verdicts and settlements involving obstetrical negligence obtained by our attorneys include:
- $9.95 million wrongful death verdict on behalf of family who lost their mother following childbirth when complications were ignored
- $6.25 million when the obstetricians failure to properly monitor the mother and recognize signs of distress, allowed the infant to suffer brain damage due to a lack of oxygen and resulting in cerebral palsy
- $2.8 million settlement for child who suffered injury at birth as a result of physician error
Contact one of our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers today or call (312) 726-6722 for further information about obstetrical negligence.