Homewood Birth Injury Lawyer
Let Panio Law Offices Help You Through This Difficult Time
When a baby is injured or killed during the birthing process, it is devastating. What should have been a happy, joyous time is marred by sadness and anger. This is especially the case when the injury is the result of the negligence or carelessness of your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider.
At Panio Law Offices, we know how emotionally difficult this situation can be and are committed to helping our clients hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Our birth injury lawyer has two convenient offices in Homewood and Chicago, and we can handle even the most complicated cases.
To discuss your situation with our birth injury attorney serving Chicagoland, call (708) 928-8680 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
What Are Birth Injuries?
Infants are particularly susceptible to injury, and especially so during the birthing process. There are many different kinds of birth injuries and while some are temporary, many serious birth injuries can be permanent. In more extreme cases, a birth injury can result in the loss of the infant’s life. With so much at stake, it is vital that healthcare providers be held accountable for their actions.
Examples of birth injuries include:
- Brain injuries, including birth hypoxia and cerebral palsy
- Breech birth-related injuries
- Caesarian-related injuries, including failure to perform a timely caesarian
- Delivery injuries
- Facial paralysis
- Medication injuries, including dosage-related injuries
The manifestation of symptoms can vary from infant to infant. While some infants will show clear symptoms immediately, others won’t have symptoms until months or years later. Because of this, many people are unaware that their child’s injuries are related to medical malpractice at birth and fail to seek compensation from the parties responsible. This is where an Illinois medical malpractice attorney familiar with birth injury cases can help.
Birth Injuries vs. Birth Defects
It is important to distinguish the difference between birth injuries and birth defects, as they do not always have the same legal remedies. A birth defect is a health condition or illness that develops while the baby is still in the womb, while a birth injury is an injury that occurs while the mother is in labor or during delivery. While birth injuries are frequently caused by medical negligence, many birth defects are abnormalities that are unavoidable even with the proper medical care. However, in some rare cases birth defects can be attributed to negligence in prenatal care, for which you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in pursuit of compensation. If you are unsure if your baby's birth defect was caused by medical negligence, it is encouraged you contact an attorney to discuss your situation in detail.
Hold Healthcare Providers Responsible
Unfortunately, birth injuries often happen as a result of the negligence of healthcare providers. From failure to detect and treat infection to misdiagnosing a prolapsed umbilical cord or carrying out an emergency C-section, there are many circumstances in which carelessness can lead to birth injuries. At Panio Law Offices, we work hard to advocate for our clients so they can focus on their family and healing. With a proven track record of success behind us, we are proud to provide our clients with the personal attention you only get with a small firm while delivering big firm results. When you need a personal injury lawyer who will put you and your family’s needs first, call Panio Law Offices.
We believe in building quality relationships with our clients. For a complimentary and confidential case consultation, call (708) 928-8680.