Birth Injury

Chicago Birth Injury Attorney

Childbirth is an emotional moment for expectant parents. This moment signifies one of the happiest times in a lot of people’s lives. One of the worst fears is that the baby will not be healthy or will be born with complications. This fear is not without basis. While most births in Chicago take place without complications, there are still some that result in injury to the baby or the mother. Uchelitigation is your trusted Chicago birth injury attorney. Compassionate support and legal expertise for families affected by birth-related harm. Seek justice and fair compensation.

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What are birth injuries and how can they be prevented?

In fact, birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies (about 3% of all babies) born in the United States each year. Unsurprisingly, birth defects are the leading cause of infant deaths, accounting for 20% of all infant deaths.

Also known as birth trauma, birth injury is not something that only affects the baby. A mother can also suffer a birth injury. These kinds of injury can cause damage to a baby or the mother before, during, or shortly after delivery.

Birth injuries can take several different forms and affect almost any part of the body. Oxygen deprivation at birth, putting excessive pressure on the baby’s head or body, infection and other complications, are all events that may lead to birth injuries.

Ranging from mild to severe, the seriousness of the injuries will determine the damage caused to the baby or mother. Mild injuries may not leave any lasting impact. The severe ones however may result in permanent disabilities. This may affect the child or mother cognitively, emotionally, and/or physically.

To a large extent, however, birth injuries are preventable. When health personnel and physicians follow recommended standards of care,  they can monitor the health of the mother and child, and quickly correct y any suspected issue that may arise during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

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At Uchelitigation, we understand that seeking legal assistance can be a complex and intimidating process. That's why our team is dedicated to providing our clients with a supportive and personalized approach to legal representation.





Who do you get compensation from?

In a birth injury case, the negligent medical professional or their insurer will be mandated to compensate you financially for their wrongdoing. Some of the compensation you’ll receive may cover all the expenses incurred as a result of/arising from the injury.

What kind of compensation can you recover?

There are several types of compensation you may recover after proving your claim. You can recover compensation for the following:

Counselling, psychological services, and special education costs
Physical and occupational therapy
Medical expenses like doctors’ bills, hospital bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and replacement services
Pain and suffering
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Let an experienced Chicago birth injury attorney help you.

Seeking the services of an experienced Chicago birth injury lawyer can make all the difference. As common with medical malpractice cases, you’ll need a legal team that can help you gather the required evidence.

This will include collecting and reviewing medical records as well as getting the help of expert witnesses.

Attorney Uche has garnered a national reputation as a fierce deal-closer, litigator, and trial attorney. He is currently recognized as a Top 40 lawyer under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and has been selected for inclusion as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you suspect that you or your new-born has suffered a birth injury.

Contact experienced Chicago birth injury attorney. Get in touch with us here for a free consultation or call us at 312-847-2097 as soon as possible.

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