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Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.’s Birth Injury Attorneys Answer Common Questions About Birth Injuries

The Chicago birth injury attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. have extensive experience representing children and families who have been seriously injured at birth. Below, the firm’s birth injury attorneys answer common legal questions they receive about birth injuries.

What Types of Healthcare Provider Failures May Result in a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

There are many reasons that a birth injury lawsuit may be filed. A birth injury lawsuit may arise if any of the following factors exist during the labor and delivery process:

  • Healthcare providers inadequately assess the mother and/or baby’s condition
  • Healthcare providers misdiagnose the mother and/or baby’s condition
  • Healthcare providers do not respond to or treat the mother and/or baby’s abnormal signs and symptoms

However, these are not the only factors that may lead to a birth injury lawsuit. It is important to speak to an experienced lawyer about potential legal options, if any.

Who Is Responsible for a Birth Injury?

There may be one or more healthcare professionals that are responsible for your child’s birth injury. These providers may include, but are not limited to:

  • Obstetricians
  • Family practice physicians
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Paramedics
  • Pediatricians
  • Neonatologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Transport Team

An experienced birth injury lawyer may be able to help a family determine the responsible party or parties. By working with medical experts to investigate medical records, a law firm dedicated to birth injury cases may be able to help your family understand whether there is a viable claim to pursue.

What Compensation May Be Awarded in a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Compensation that may be awarded in a birth injury lawsuit may include economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are tangible or quantifiable expenses. These damages may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reasonable medical expenses in the past and in the future
  • Hospital bills
  • In-home medical care
  • Lost wages/Loss of earning capacity
  • Home modifications

Non-economic damages are not quantifiable. These damages relate to:

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety
  • Mental anguish
  • Denial of social pleasure and enjoyments
  • Embarrassment, humiliation, or mortification
  • Past and future annoyance and discomfort
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss or impairment of arms, legs, breathing, swallowing, or speaking
  • Physical pain and suffering

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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