Help When Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Has Changed Your Life

Injuries during childbirth and delivery can change your and your child's life forever. At Steinberg Goodman & Kalish, we understand the seriousness of these issues and the confusion that often accompanies it.

Our firm has offered experienced counsel in complex medical negligence and personal injury claims for more than 70 years. We are one of Illinois' most long-standing and reputable law firms to protect victims of medical negligence. Our birth injury attorneys have helped families recover the compensation they need to comprehensively care for their child and seek justice for a life that is irreversibly altered.

If your child has suffered a hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy injury, contact a lawyer at our office to arrange a free consultation and find out if filing a birth injury claim is right in your case.

How Do I Know If My Child Suffered From Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Sometimes it is difficult to know right away that a head injury or brain damage was suffered during childbirth. This is particularly true in cases of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (intrapartum asphyxia), where the child's brain is deprived of oxygen during childbirth.

There may be immediate symptoms like organ dysfunction or seizures. For many families, however, it may be years before symptoms arise during a child's development. He or she may exhibit issues of:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Mental retardation
  • Impaired motor function
  • Delayed developmental milestones
  • Delayed growth

These symptoms are usually identified over time through clinical observation.

Connecting the Injury to Malpractice

When you recognize symptoms of injury, it may be difficult to know what caused that injury. In some cases, it may not have been malpractice or negligence during childbirth at all. In others, we may discover the injury could have been prevented through more attentive and experienced medical care from your doctor or nurses involved in labor and delivery.

Our team is intimately familiar with the key aspects of birth injury cases:

  • Demonstrating the existence and severity of the injury
  • Connecting the injury to it's true cause in the delivery room
  • Investigating where negligence was a factor in causing the injury

Let our Chicago-based legal team work with you through this difficult time. We know how to investigate, develop and present the strongest case possible for your family — one that helps you get what you need to move on.