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Traumatic Brain Injuries

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One of the most serious types of birth injuries we deal with at our law firm involves injuries to the brain of newborn babies before, during or just after birth. These serious birth injuries can affect children for the rest of their lives.

Worst of all, many traumatic brain injuries (also known as TBIs) during birth occur because of a medical professional’s reckless or negligent behavior. But actually proving that their actions – or inaction – resulted in your child’s TBI can be challenging.

That’s why you need our legal team on your side. At Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, our birth injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of people just like you. We know how the legal system works, know what evidence to look for and understand how to build a strong case that gets results.

Common causes

All too often, the birth process or improper prenatal care results in brain injuries to newborns. Examples of common causes of brain injuries to newborn babies include:

  • Neonatal seizure – Many infants experience seizures in the early days of their lives. Such seizures can indicate the potential for cognitive and developmental dysfunction. Our experienced attorneys in Illinois and Wisconsin can help determine if seizures resulted from improper medical care or if improper diagnosis of the causes of seizure leads to injury to the child.
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) – This neurologic injury involves damage to the brain due to asphyxiation. The condition can appear to resolve itself, only to display adverse outcomes within four years of the initial injury. Our attorneys use highly specialized medical resources to help develop effective cases in these complex situations.
  • Microcephaly – A head too small typically indicates this condition. In many cases, this is an unavoidable genetic disorder, but doctors can diagnose infections and other predictive conditions during pregnancy. If you suspect that might be the case for your child, contact our medical malpractice lawyers.
  • Injuries during delivery – The use of forceps and vacuum extraction often represent vital techniques to aid infants out of the birth canal. However, errors in the use of these instruments can result in brain or other injury to infants. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping families pursue the compensation they need to address these injuries.

How a birth injury lawyer can help you

Doctors need to closely monitor the health of mothers and infants before, during and after a delivery. All it takes is one small mistake or medical complication to cause a serious, life-altering brain injury. That’s why doctors need to keep a close watch and be prepared to act fast.

Unfortunately, some doctors miss the warning signs that something’s wrong. And to make matters worse, many doctors refuse to admit they made a mistake. That’s because there’s often thousands or even millions of dollars at stake.

Fortunately, we know how to find the facts to hold them accountable for their actions. Our law firm has invested the resources to build a medical library and employs a registered nurse to assist us in evaluating cases. Our thorough trial preparation includes exhaustive review of medical records and consultations with authoritative medical experts.

You deserve results that last a lifetime. You deserve justice. Contact us and find out how we can help you. Schedule your free case evaluation today.