Navigating the aftermath of a birth injury is an incredibly challenging time for families. Parents face questions about their child’s injury, and about obtaining the care needed for their child. In these distressing situations, many times the family may also seek input from an experienced attorney who can provide information about legal rights that families may have.
Birth injuries arise from many circumstances, including:
- Injuries from oxygen deprivation, like cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries, including shoulder dystocia and Erb’s palsy
- Complications from meconium aspiration
- Cerebral ischemia
- Bone fractures, including skull fractures
- Signs of fetal distress
The long-term care for these injuries can be extensive and costly, potentially necessitating lifelong specialized attention and medical treatment. The significant emotional and financial burden of these events are challenging to the entire family.
An attorney with experience in birth injury cases can be an important ally in such circumstances. The attorney will also investigate if the birth injury was the result of medical negligence and if so, can seek needed and appropriate legal remedies.
If your family is confronting the challenges of a birth injury, feel free to reach out to The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C., 312-357-1431, for legal guidance and support. We are here to help you navigate these difficult times with compassion and professionalism.