CHICAGO BIRTH INJURY ATTORNEYS
Fighting For Justice Of Birth Injury Victims And Their Families
At Curcio Law Offices, we have significant experience prosecuting birth-related injuries. Few events are more devastating than a birth injury. We understand that birth injury cases are medically, emotionally and financially taxing. We are committed to representing families dealing with the heartbreaking consequences of birth injuries. Our Chicago birth injury attorneys provide aggressive and compassionate legal representation to Chicagoland families dealing with the results of a birth injury.
Experienced Chicago Birth Injury Attorneys
Birth injury cases are complex and difficult to prove. Under Illinois law, medical providers cannot be held liable unless they deviated from the standard of care of the local medical community. Health care providers, hospitals and their insurance carriers often claim that birth-related injuries result from known complications related to the birthing process or were simply unavoidable, and therefore they cannot be held liable.
Our firm works closely with families, birth injury specialist and life care planners to determine the cause of birth injuries and the lasting effects those injuries will have on the child and the family.
If your child has been diagnosed with a condition caused by a birth trauma, you should take steps to determine whether or not medical malpractice could be the cause.
Unfortunately doctors, midwives, and nurses sometimes make preventable mistakes before, during or even after a child’s delivery. These mistakes can cause devastating birth injuries. These medical errors can cause a lifetime of ongoing medical treatment.
What are Birth Injuries?
A birth injury occurs whenever an infant or the mother is injured, unnecessarily. This can be through misdiagnosis, mistreatment, labor complications, delivery complications, or negligent prenatal care. Although some birth injuries are unavoidable, other birth injuries occur as a direct result of a medical professional’s error.
How Common are Birth Injuries?
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show that around 160,000 preventable injuries occur yearly, to both mother and baby.
What are Common Birth Injuries?
Some of the most common types of birth-related injuries involve:
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brachial plexus
- Shoulder dystocia
- Fetal brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Preterm labor Injuries
Misdiagnosed or un-diagnosed preeclampsia
Birth injuries aren’t restircted to the infant. Possible physical and emotional damage for the mother can include:
- Ruptured uterus
- Post-partum hemorrhaging
- Vaginal/anal tears
- Post natal depression
- Prolapsed uterus
Post natal traumatic stress disorder
When a mother gives birth, she puts her body through extreme trauma, but as we all know, mothers are superheros! So, serious injuries don’t occur often. But, when an injury does occur, we’re here to help those who have suffered understand and get them the compensation they deserve.
Regardless of the type of birth injury, our attorneys have the experience to successfully pursue your case and ensure families can provide the best possible treatment for their child. Our law firm focuses on helping birth injury victims and their families in Chicago and surrounding cities.
We have the experience and knowledge to effectively investigate and litigate these very complex cases. Moreover, we’re passionate about pursuing justice for families who have fallen victim to birth injuries in Chicago.
Chicago Birth Injury Lawsuit Outcomes
The Curcio Law Offices have an extensive background handling birth trauma lawsuits. We’ve secured several settlements and favorable verdicts on behalf of children and their families in the Chicago area.
- $5,000,000 Settlement for a family who’s treating physicians failed to properly diagnose and treat the mother, causing the child to be born with significant birth defects.
- $3,500,000 Settlement or a family who’s attending physicians failed to diagnose and treat signs of fetal distress that caused the child to have a permanent brain injury that decreased life expectancy.
- $4,500,000 Settlement for a family who’s attending physician failed to diagnosis and treat fetal distress, that led to a severe learning disability.
$5,000,000 Settlement for a family who’s midwife failed to order a non-stress test and doctors failed to respond in a timely manner. The night before the trial, Joseph R. Curcio negotiated the settlement.
We understand the factual issues involved with each of these cases. Our experiences gives us the insight into how birth injuries affect children in the present and will continue to affect them in the future. Furthermore, we understand the physical, emotional and financial draining birth injuries place on the family.
How a Chicago Birth Trauma Attorney Can Help
At Curcio Law Offices, we provide free, no obligation consultations. You’ll meet with one of our top Chicago birth injury attorneys, either in our office, or wherever is most comfortable for you. Our consultations are confidential.
If we believe that you have a birth injury case, our birth injury attorneys will get started, right away. We’ll take steps to:
- Investigate your birth injury case
- Review your case with independent medical experts who can help determine whether a medical professional failed to meet the recognized standards of care
- Make a demand for a birth injury settlement
- File a birth trauma lawsuit, if the pre-litigation settlement can’t be reached
- Take your birth injury lawsuit to trial
- Get your compensation to you!