Birth Asphyxia — Brain Damage

Chicago, Illinois, Lawyers for Birth Asphyxia Cases

Infants who sustain lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery can develop brain damage. Birth asphyxia may be prevented by appropriate monitoring and responding to fetal distress. If you are the parents of a baby who has sustained brain damage at birth, Steinberg Goodman & Kalish would like to help you. We have the resources and access to medical professionals who can help us build a case and obtain full compensation on behalf of your baby.

Was your baby deprived of oxygen during the birthing process? To speak with an experienced attorney who can help with a medical malpractice claim, please call 888-325-7299 to schedule your free consultation. You can also fill out a contact form and someone from our firm will be in touch with you soon.

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Birth Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition affecting muscle coordination. Birth asphyxia is one of the causes of cerebral palsy. The brain damage caused by birth asphyxia can result in loss of muscle coordination, learning disability, vision impairment, sensory problems and mental retardation. Birth asphyxia can also lead to seizures and impaired neurological functioning.

Appropriate monitoring and delivery by emergent cesarean section may prevent injuries caused by birth asphyxia. Other conditions such as preeclampsia, eclampsia, infection, placenta previa or umbilical cord problems may cause severe injury or death to the mother or child if not timely recognized and appropriate interventions are not instituted.

When a birth injury occurs, parents are often left to wonder how such a mistake happened. Our attorneys have extensive experience identifying the mistakes that were made during labor and delivery. We are committed to our clients and to holding negligent parties accountable for their harmful actions.

Call Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to find out how we can help you and your baby. We seek fair compensation to adequately address your child's brain damage and the financial strain this can put on your family.

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