Chicago Birth Injuries Attorneys
We Fight For The Family Of Birth Injury Victims
At Curcio Law Offices we have significant experience prosecuting birth-related injuries. 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 attorneys provide aggressive and compassionate legal representation to Chicagoland families dealing with the results of a birth injury.
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. Some of the most common types of birth-related injuries involve:
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexi
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Fetal Brain Damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Pre-term labor Injuries
- Misdiagnosed or Undiagnosed Preclampsia.
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.
A Word About So-Called “Tort Reform”
As a result of heavy influence from medical associations, the insurance industry and corporate lobbyists, a new Illinois law limits the amount patients or surviving family members can recover for non-economic losses in medical negligence and birth injury claims. The maximum award for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or loss of consortium of a deceased loved one is $500,000 against doctors and $1,000,000 against hospitals.
Notwithstanding this, Curcio Law Offices is working to protect your rights and have this unfair legislation repealed. Our attorneys strive to obtain the policy limit for non-economic damages, and full compensation for economic losses such as medical expenses, and future medical care.
Contact our Cook County Birth Injury Lawyers
If you or your child have suffer and injury during the birthing process, please contact the Chicago birth injury attorneys at Curcio Law Offices in downtown Chicago call 312.321.1111 or contact us online and schedule a Free Consultation today.