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Illinois Birth Injury Lawyers

When a baby is born, it should be a joyous moment of celebration for the parents and family. Unfortunately, the negligence of healthcare providers during pregnancy, labor, and delivery can lead to catastrophic birth injury which can devastate parents and the child for rest of their lives.

Causes of Birth Injuries

There are several ways a birth injury can occur. Some of the common ways this can happen are:

  • Not Enough Oxygen to the baby’s brain.
  • Improper Delivery Room Techniques
  • Delaying a C-Section or Other Improperly Performed Medical Procedures
  • Improper Use of Delivery Room Tools and Equipment such as Forceps
  • Improper Drugs provided to the baby’s mother
  • Improper monitoring of the mother and baby

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Several birth injuries can happen do to the listed causes. Some potential injuries that could happen are:

Brachial Plexus Injury- A serious injury that can be caused to a baby by the birthing process by stretching the nerves around the baby’s shoulder, which can lead to weakness or paralysis in the arm.

Brain Injuries – One of the most severe types of injuries inflicted to a newborn is to the brain. This can cause development delays to the child or can even lead to death.

Spinal Cord Injury- A spinal cord injury to a baby can be catastrophic and the child could suffer from paralysis.

Pitocin Injury- Pitocin is a synthetic form of oxytocin. It can be used during labor to induce labor. However, when not delivered correctly, or at improper doses, injuries to the mother and child can happen. This can lead to several different complications with the baby. 

These are just a few common ways birth injuries can occur. If you’re unsure whether or not your baby suffered injuries due to negligence, do not hesitate to call us.


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