Injuries To Mothers And Babies Can Be Devastating
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed some telling statistics. During the timeframe in which the study was conducted, complications during birth doubled. Additionally, the number of emergencies during delivery increased by 75 percent. This study, taken in conjunction with research performed by other health organizations, presents a frightening picture.
If you experienced serious complications during childbirth or delivered a baby who suffered birth injuries, you likely have numerous questions and concerns.
- What is the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect?
- How common are birth injuries?
- How can I tell if my doctor was responsible for the birth injury?
- What are the common causes of trauma?
At Clifford Law Offices, we are prepared to answer these questions while providing sound legal guidance from start to finish of your birth injury case.
For more on the study referenced above and other related data sources, visit the CDC's page on Severe Maternal Morbidity (the most serious complications of pregnancy) in the United States.
Complications Can Arise During Prenatal Care Or The Childbirth Process
Birth injuries can be devastating and life-altering. Both the child and mother are at risk for serious injuries and lifelong conditions. If a medical professional has acted negligently, your family could face numerous injuries, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus
- Shoulder dystocia
- Birth hypoxia
- Erb's palsy
- Forceps injuries
- Breech birth complications
Procedural errors can also lead to complications. For example, failure to recognize fetal distress or failure to perform a timely cesarean section can result in significant injuries. Our lawyers will work with a network of trusted medical professionals to gain a clear understanding of what happened and the resulting injuries. Trust us to aggressively advocate on your behalf through insurance settlement negotiations and courtroom litigation.
Discuss Your Case With A Knowledgeable Attorney
Headquartered in Chicago, Clifford Law Offices is prepared to represent clients throughout Illinois and across the nation. Call us at 800-899-0410or complete our email form to schedule a consultation.