Obstetrical Negligence and Birth Injuries

Illinois Birth Injury Defect Lawyer

Obstetrical negligence is a specific type of medical malpractice that can result in injuries to both the baby and the mother.  While childbirth is typically a joyous occasion, obstetrical negligence can result in birth injuries that can have devastating and long-lasting consequences for the entire family.  Not only are birth injuries emotionally overwhelming, but they can also crush a family financially.

If your or a loved one has been affected by a birth injury, do not hesitate to contact Lake County obstetrical negligence attorney Bodgan Martinovich for a free consultation to discuss a possible medical malpractice claim.  The skilled Waukegan obstetrical negligence attorneyhas experience handling a wide variety of medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, including obstetrical negligence and birth injuries, and he will compassionately listen to your situation and advise you of your legal rights.

 

Injuries Caused By Obstetrical Negligence

Birth injuries can occur for a number of reasons.  A baby or pregnant woman may face unpreventable medical problems through the fault of no one.  Other times, however, birth injuries can occur as a result of obstetrical negligence or medical malpractice on the part of the mother’s obstetrician during pregnancy or the delivery medical staff, including the delivering obstetrician, nurses or anesthesiologist.

Some common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Injuries
  • Brachial Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Fractured Bones
  • Learning Disabilities

 

Common Types of Obstetrical Negligence

Birth injuries caused by obstetrical negligence can be the result of:

  • Failure to properly monitor the fetus and to respond to signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to properly diagnose medical problems in the mother and treat the medical problems in a timely manner
  • Miscalculation of the size of the baby
  • Failure to perform a timely c-section
  • Failure to properly administer medications during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Deprivation of oxygen to fetus or newborn

 

What to Do If You or Your Child Was Injured During Pregnancy or Childbirth

If you or your child has been injured during pregnancy or childbirth, you are likely feeling confused and overwhelmed.  Lake County obstetrical negligence attorney Bogdan Martinovich has significant experience handling a variety of medical malpractice claims and he will work with the appropriate medical experts to assess the injuries and determine whether they may have been caused due to obstetrical negligence or medical malpractice.   As an experienced Illinois medical malpractice lawyer, Bogdan Martinovich is knowledgeable of the legal issues involved with obstetrical negligence, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

If you or your child was injured during pregnancy or childbirth, contact the experienced Lake County obstetrical negligence attorney Bogdan Martinovich at (847) 996-1350 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your obstetrical negligence or medical malpractice claim.