What is Childbirth Negligence?
Most babies are delivered without any problems. Unfortunately, problems can occur during delivery and cause birth damage to the baby. Some infants experience serious birth injuries and deficiencies that affect them for the rest of their lives and those of their parents. What Is a Birth Injury? Any kind of harm to a newborn before, […]
What Qualifies as Birth Trauma in Illinois?
During infant delivery, both mother and child naturally experience a level of distress. However, some childbirth injuries can be prevented if medical providers perform carefully and up to standard. If a baby gets injured due to too much force applied during delivery, it is called birth trauma (BT) or a traumatic birth injury, and it […]
Multi-Million-Dollar Settlement in Delayed Cesarean Section Hospital Negligence Case
We recently obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement in a birth injury case. For the sake of confidentiality, we will not use the exact settlement amount, the names of our clients, or the healthcare providers and institutions involved. The basic facts of the case were as follows: Background Our client, a young woman, arrived at the hospital […]
Infant Brain Damage Resulting From Lack of Oxygen Results in $10 Million Dollar Birth Injury Settlement
This article is in reference to a medical malpractice birth injury case we recently handled. The result was a greater-than-$10-million-dollar-partial-settlement after approximately three years of litigation with intensely disputed issues of liability and damages between the parties and the birth injury lawyers. Names, places, dates, and exact settlement figures will not be mentioned as it […]
Why Are the Values of Chicago Medical Malpractice Cases Involving a Birth Injuries So High?
People often see our large settlements and verdicts in medical malpractice cases, especially in birth injury cases, and ask (or wonder) why the amounts are so high. The last two birth injury cases we handled each involved eight-figure settlements. I tell them, number one, any one of our clients that we have gotten large sums […]
2022 Chicago Medical Malpractice Involving Birth Injury | Willens & Baez
Delay of Delivery Causing Baby To Be Born With Brain Damage Recently we were involved in a Chicago medical malpractice case involving a birth injury. Without going into too much detail, the case involved a baby having severe brain damage as a result of being born with no heart rate and no perfusion – oxygen […]
Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Malpractice
What to Do if You Think Your Child Suffered from a Lack of Prompt Medical Treatment Cerebral palsy is a term that is used to describe different types of brain injuries. These injuries can be caused by trauma during birth, lack of oxygen at the time of delivery, infection in the utero, or other problems. […]
Birth Injury Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL
What is Considered Birth Injury Malpractice? Doctors, nurses, and other types of healthcare professionals are required to conform to reasonable standards of care. If a healthcare professional, such as an OB/GYN causes harm to an infant during the birthing process, it may be considered an act of negligence. Mind you, health care professionals do not […]
How Do I Select a Lawyer to Handle a Chicago Medical Malpractice Case Involving a Birth Injury?
Getting an Attorney for Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Cases Selecting a lawyer to handle any type of Chicago medical malpractice case is no easy task. First, the lawyer should have a long track record of success both in (jury trials) and out (successful settlements) of the courtroom, specifically with medical malpractice cases. If the […]
Uterine Tachysystole Poses Birth Injury Risk
Tachysystole refers to an abnormally high rate of muscle contractions. This can happen to a pregnant woman when a hormone called Pitocin is used to induce contractions or speed labor. The condition is defined by contractions occurring six times in a period of ten minutes. A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics […]