Representing Clients in Chicago and Surrounding Area with Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
Brain injuries that occur during childbirth can be devastating for a family. Parents often wonder what went wrong to cause such a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Unfortunately, brain injuries during childbirth can be caused by obstetrical negligence and medical malpractice.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago birth injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the victims of brain injuries and other birth injuries. We understand that you are dealing with a number of concerns. We will focus on handling the legal issues that stem from a childbirth brain injury, so that you can deal with your medical, emotional, psychological and financial concerns.
Focused Medical Malpractice Advice
The Chicago birth injury attorneys at Cogan & Power represent the victims of birth injuries caused by medical malpractice and obstetrical negligence. We utilize a collaborative, team approach to our legal representation so that we are able to draw on the wide breadth and depth of legal and medical backgrounds of our attorneys, including a former surgical nurse who brings her extensive legal knowledge and compassionate bedside manner to every case.
Because of our vast and diverse experience, we are able to bring an additional layer of knowledge to medical malpractice cases, particularly those involving birth injuries, obstetrical negligence, hospital malpractice, nursing malpractice, and anesthesia malpractice. Our firm also maintains a comprehensive network of experts and technicians, with whom we consult to support your claim.
Contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate Chicago birth injury attorneys to learn more about a possible medical malpractice claim.
Types of Childbirth Brain Injuries
Brain injuries sustained during childbirth can be caused by a number of factors, including obstetrical negligence and medical malpractice, and may include:
- Anoxia and Hypoxia. The lack of oxygen can cause serious brain damage. Lack of oxygen to a newborn can occur when an obstetrician or other medical professional fails to respond in a timely and appropriate manner to placenta complications, contractions too close together, prolapsed umbilical cord, fetal distress, infections, preeclampsia, eclampsia, and drops in blood pressure. Failure to perform a timely c-section, prolonged labor and delivery, and severely low blood pressure (of fetus or mother) can all result in anoxia or hypoxia.
- Ischemia. When blood flow to the brain is inadequate or restricted, brain cells may begin to die, which can result in permanent brain damage or even death. Failure to perform a timely c-section, prolonged labor and delivery, and severely low blood pressure (of fetus or mother) can all result in ischemia.
- Forceps Injuries. Obstetricians use foreceps to remove the baby from the birth canal. If the forceps are used inappropriately or improperly, the baby may suffer from nerve damage, muscle weakness, or cerebral palsy.
If your child has suffered a childbirth brain injury, contact Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Chicago birth injury attorneys. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.