Birth injuries

Chicago Birth Injury Attorneys

The birth of a new child should be an exciting occasion and a cause for celebration. But sometimes the negligent actions of a medical professional can result in injuries to a child upon birth that could result in permanent impacts to the child and to your life as a parent.

At Pullano Siporin, we are committed to helping you and your family seek full justice and compensation in the aftermath of a birth injury. When medical errors result in birth injuries, the result could include significant hospital bills, health concerns and a lifetime of difficult challenges. With our experience and skill, we are equipped to help you obtain the compensation you need to provide for your child and your family.

Our dedication to our clients’ needs and our constant commitment to seeking justice has resulted in record-breaking victories on behalf of our clients. But most importantly, we understand the challenges you face and know how to help.

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Common examples of birth injuries include:

  • Damage to the brachial plexus, including Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy: Pulling too hard or incorrectly during delivery can injure the nerves responsible for hand and arm movements.
  • Brain injuries, including cerebral palsy and seizures: Oxygen deprivation is the most common cause for brain-related birth injuries, and may result from improper monitoring prior to, during, and immediately after birth.
  • Head injuries, including cephalhematoma and succedaneum: Improper use of birth-assisting tools can lead to sub-cranial bleeding and swelling of the baby’s soft tissue in the scalp.
  • Fractures and broken bones can be the result of the excessive use of force during delivery. The most common fractures occur in the clavicle.

Doctors and nurses have the tools available to anticipate and respond to issues involving the baby’s health in real time during the birthing process. As a result, it is their responsibility to pay close attention to what information those tools are providing them because failing to do so can have devastating consequences.  So their level of attention and care must correspond to the potential harm that failing to do so may have on the child.  In these cases, failure to uphold that standard can be extremely dangerous, especially to an infant, and the medical professional at fault may be held liable for any injuries sustained.

When a mother gives birth, it is an emotional time in their life.  When injuries occur at birth, that emotional toll can be overwhelming.  We understand the emotional toll this can have on a family and empathize with our clients as we are parents as well.  Indeed, our founding partner and his son work together as part of our team.  As a result, we work with compassion and tenacity in order to determine what went wrong and why. Plus, wew select our cases judiciously, which allows us to offer a high degree of caring, personal attention to each of our clients so we can give you the best possible results in your case. This, combined with our track record for success in personal injury cases, makes us an ideal choice for victims of malpractice and medical negligence.