Shoulder Dystocia Lawyers in Chicago, IL
Excessive force on your baby’s fragile limbs can result in damage to your baby’s brachial plexus nerves, fractured clavicles, internal lacerations, and even fetal asphyxia.
Whether it’s your first baby or you’re a veteran in the “mom department,” pregnancy is an exciting experience. Every woman envisions the “finish line,” trusting your doctor and other healthcare professionals to make the right decisions to get your baby into this world safely. But what happens if your doctor’s neglect leaves your baby with an injury such as shoulder dystocia? Suddenly, you may be faced with medical bills after the birth that you weren’t prepared for. Why should you bear the brunt of these unplanned financial hardships due to your trusted doctor’s mistake? Even worse, your newborn may have long-lasting injuries and pain. If medical negligence occurred, it is important to contact an experienced Chicago shoulder dystocia lawyer that can hold the responsible party (or parties) accountable.
Risks of shoulder dystocia
Trained doctors know the risks of shoulder dystocia and in many cases, the possibility can be anticipated and the condition prevented. The risk factors of shoulder dystocia include gestational diabetes, obesity, excessive weight gain during pregnancy, or a history of the mother having large babies. A competent doctor is aware if you present any of these risks and will take necessary precautions to prevent birth injuries to the baby and the baby’s mother.
It is possible to detect and prevent shoulder dystocia
Doctors and nurses go through rigorous training to detect medical issues such as shoulder dystocia. When doctors are inattentive, warning signs can be missed causing the baby’s shoulders to get stuck and inside the birth canal. Excessive force on the baby’s fragile limbs can result in damage to his or her brachial plexus nerves, fractured clavicles, internal lacerations, and even fetal asphyxia. Permanent damage to the brachial plexus nerves is caused by the extreme stretching and pulling of the nerves during birth and can result in numbness of the arm or total paralysis.
You need the skilled expertise of the Willens & Baez
When you’re recovering from birth and snuggling your little one, the last thing you want are unnecessary tears over a birth that could have been free of disaster if your doctor had the foresight and careful observation to discern a potential risk. You need to be compensated for your undue stress, possible lifelong hardships, and financial adversity caused by someone’s careless decisions. That’s where a skilled Chicago shoulder dystocia attorney at Willens & Baez can come into play. We are committed to success and as an example of this, we will not charge you a dime unless and until we win your case. If your child has been a victim of shoulder dystocia, call us for a free consultation. We give 100% to every client we have the good fortune of serving.
Contact Willens & Baez to Receive a Free Consultation from an Experienced Attorney
To discuss your medical malpractice case, call our Chicago birth injury lawyers today at (312) 957-4166 to speak with an experienced attorney. Initially, we will listen to you and offer you guidance. We see this initial FREE consultation not only as a way for us to get to know you, but also for you to better understand who we are and what we can do, so you can feel comfortable making the decision as to which medical malpractice law firm to hire. Thank you for your consideration.