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G&E Director Lisa Weinstein Named to the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois

Leader of G&E’s birth injury practice group, Director Lisa Weinstein was selected to The National Trial Lawyers’ prestigious list of Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois. The honor is bestowed upon a limited number of skilled attorneys who exemplify excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers as a civil plaintiffs’ lawyer. Ms. Weinstein’s […]

What to Know About Medical Malpractice Laws in Illinois

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or healthcare professional acts below the standard of care and is negligent.  When this happens during the labor & delivery process, the baby may suffer serious harm. You may be able to hold the negligent party responsible. Our attorneys discuss what to know about medical malpractice laws in Illinois. […]

What to Expect in a Birth Injury Lawsuit

Newborns may experience many different types of injuries during the labor and delivery process. Medical error and negligence are leading causes of serious birth injuries. In these instances, you may have the option to file a birth injury lawsuit. An experienced birth injury attorney can help you understand your legal options. You may be able […]

What Are the Causes of Erb’s Palsy?

Nerve damage sustained at birth can lead to a medical condition called Erb’s palsy. Symptoms of Erb’s palsy can be paralysis, limited mobility or weakness in the affected area. Lack of sensation and underdeveloped muscle tone can also occur as a result. These symptoms arise because the causes of Erb’s palsy involve damage to the […]

What Causes Cerebral Palsy During Birth?

Learning that your infant has a serious medical condition can be cause for alarm. This is especially true of parents who were not expecting such a diagnosis. However, medical complications can occur before, during or after birth. In some cases, these complications may cause an infant to develop a neurological condition called cerebral palsy. If […]

New Data Highlights Disturbing Maternal Mortality by Race Statistics

National Vital Statistics Reports recently released a report that highlights the increased number of pregnancy-related deaths among women of color. The new data indicates that, in the U.S., black women are 2.5 times more likely to die during pregnancy than white women, and 3 times more often than Hispanic women. The Data According to the […]

How a Doctor’s Duty of Care is Involved in a Birth Injury Claim

A birth injury may occur if a doctor or member of medical staff acts negligently or in error. When this is the case, the medical professional or institution may be liable for medical malpractice. Pursuing a medical malpractice case may secure the compensation needed to care for an injured child. However, securing this compensation requires […]

What Is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?

What Is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)? You may not be familiar with the medical term “hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy,” or HIE for short, because HIE is a somewhat rare condition, affecting approximately 1.5 children per 1,000 live births. Children affected by HIE have experienced brain damage,  due to an acute or subacute birth injury. Our Illinois birth injury […]

Can Brain Injuries at Birth Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Damage to the motor cortex of the brain, the region responsible for muscle control and coordination, causes Cerebral Palsy. Each year, two to three of every 1,000 babies born are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. If the brain injury was avoidable or caused by medical negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the […]

Is My Baby’s Disability Due to a Birth Injury?

Is My Baby’s Disability Due to a Birth Injury? Of every 1,000 births in the United States, 6-8 newborn babies are born with a birth injury. This is a substantial number of injuries — many of which could have been prevented. If your baby is displaying signs of a disability, you may be wondering if […]

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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