Though birth injuries can occur through the fault of no one, birth injuries are sometimes caused by medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is when a doctor or other medical professional injures a patient due to negligence. In the case of a birth injury, a newborn is often the victim of the negligence.
When a birth injury is caused by negligence of a doctor, nurse, hospital or other healthcare provider, and the baby or mother is injured as a result, parents may be entitled to compensation for the birth injury. Victims of birth injuries as a result of medical malpractice accidents may be entitled to compensatory damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of normal life
In some limited cases, a plaintiff may also be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish the negligent party for his or her wrongdoing, and deter future grossly negligent or intentional wrongdoing.
Since medical malpractice lawsuits are often challenging to pursue, it is important to choose a law firm with knowledge, experience, and resources to advocate on your behalf, like the dedicated and experienced Chicago birth injury lawyers at Ankin Law Office, LLC. We represent the victims of birth injuries such as:
- Cerebral Palsy and Other Brain Injuries
- Forceps Injuries
- Vacuum Extraction Injuries
- Brachial Palsy
- Fractured Bones
- Facial Paralysis
The Chicago birth injury attorneys at Ankin Law Office, LLC are highly experienced with handling a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits, including those involving birth injuries and obstetrical negligence.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, contact our office today and we can help you understand your legal rights and remedies.