Spinal Cord Injuries
Our Chicago, IL birth injury attorneys fight for you
Newborn children who sustain injuries to the spine during pregnancy or childbirth can experience serious medical issues for the rest of their lives. That’s why these types of birth injuries can have such serious consequences.
In an instant, your child could lose the ability to walk or perform other physical activities. Sometimes, these injuries are temporary. But often, the effects of a spinal cord injury can be permanent. In general, there are two primary kinds of spinal cord injuries:
- Complete spinal cord injury – The spinal cord is completely severed and there is total loss of movement below the injured area.
- Incomplete spinal cord injury – The spinal cord is partially severed and there is limited movement below the injured area.
Worst of all, many of these birth injuries occur due to the negligent or reckless actions of medical professionals. Knowing what to do in such situations can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced birth injury attorney right away if you suspect that your child’s spinal cord injury occurred due to medical malpractice.