We trust medical professionals to protect the safety of fetuses and their mothers, but complications during delivery can result in bleeding that impacts a child for life. The birth injury attorneys at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices build strong cases to hold negligent professionals accountable.
Bleeding in the skull or brain is called an intracranial hemorrhage. This type of birth injury can occur in areas of the brain that affect physical and mental development. Children may be left with limited cognitive or motor functions. The injury can occur in seconds, but children are left to suffer the consequences their entire lives.
An intracranial hemorrhage is often caused by trauma from the incorrect use of forceps and vacuum extractors during delivery. Other factors include doctors insisting on a vaginal birth when the baby is in a breech position, prolonged labor, and when the baby is too large for the mother’s pelvis.
There are different types of hemorrhage that can occur, including:
Medical professionals are responsible for monitoring the baby for signs of trauma and bleeding, and for taking prompt action to protect the baby’s health. Failing to do so is negligence and can result in serious harm.
An intracranial hemorrhage can have significant physical, emotional, and financial effects on newborns and their families. Children may suffer from cognitive disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or problems with hearing, speech, or vision. They may require lifelong treatment and home health assistance. The medical expenses can be overwhelming.
When the negligence of a medical professional caused a birth injury, they need to be held accountable. Medical professionals and hospitals typically deny doing anything wrong, and insurance companies are reluctant to pay claims because they know there is a lot of money at stake.
Our firm has been handling birth injury cases in Illinois, Wisconsin, and other states for more than 45 years. We know how birth injuries can impact families. That’s why we fight to hold negligent medical professionals accountable and help families recover the financial compensation they need and deserve.
We start by investigating what happened to get the facts. Our legal team gains access to medical records and other evidence. We identify and interview witnesses and consult with medical experts. Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that prove negligence led to an intracranial hemorrhage.
When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. We’re only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your child’s birth injury, as well as compensation for other damages.
If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we are prepared to fight them in court. Our firm has a long record of getting results for clients through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.
Learn more about how we can help you secure the financial compensation you need and deserve. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our birth injury attorneys.