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Birth Injury Lawyer Chicago - A Law Firm That Handles the Tough Cases

Birth injuries caused by mistakes made by doctors, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals and hospital workers can have serious, life-long consequences. Even the smallest mistake can lead to serious medical problems.

In the Chicago area, families trust Coplan & Crane to help them make things right. We handle all different types of birth injury cases and medical malpractice-related health issues. Based in Oak Park, our law firm takes pride in our ability to obtain large, often multi-million-dollar verdicts for personal injury victims and their families. This money serves a vital role. It helps cover the true cost of a birth injury. It also sends a clear message to doctors and hospitals: reckless behavior that puts children in danger will not be tolerated.

What are the warning signs of birth injuries?

Evidence of a birth injury can sometimes be difficult to spot. What's even harder is proving that the injury was caused by a mistake made by someone working for a hospital: a doctor, nurse, surgeon or other medical professional.

Oak Park birth injury lawyers at Coplan & Crane have years of experience identifying birth injury defects throughout Illinois. We know what evidence to look for, whether it's Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy. We have worked on numerous cases and know where to look to find the evidence of negligence.

Some of the most common signs of birth injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Impaired vision
  • Physical deformities
  • Poor hearing
  • Reduced brain activity
  • Restricted movements
  • Slow reaction times
  • Seizures

What are common types of birth injuries?

Some of the most common types of birth injuries include:

  • Brain Damage
  • Broken Bones
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Klumpke's Palsy
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Cerebral Palsy - more information about this serious birth injury

When the amount of oxygen in the mother's womb is reduced before the birth of a child, some children are born with injuries to their brain that cause cerebral palsy. Mistakes made by doctors and surgeons during childbirth have been linked to many cases of cerebral palsy, a group of disorders involving the brain and nervous system. There are several types of cerebral palsy: ataxic, dyskinetic, hypotonic, spastic and mixed.

The hard part often is proving that a mistake made by a doctor resulted in your child developing cerebral palsy. That's why you need an experienced cerebral palsy lawyer who knows how to build a strong case.

Erb's Palsy - what you need to know about this birth injury

Erb's palsy is a medical term used to describe when someone's arm - especially during child birth - becomes paralyzed due to an injury to the upper arm's main nerves. The damage occurs because of shoulder dystocia, where  the baby's shoulder is trapped by the mother's pelvis after the baby's head has exited the mother. Signs of birth injuries like Erb's palsy can include loss of feeling in the arm, weakness in one arm and partial or total paralysis.

Put your trust in a Chicago birth injury attorney that puts your needs first

Birth injury cases can be very difficult, even if your case seems clear cut. That's because you must often prove the doctor or surgeon made a mistake before, during or soon after the delivery of your child. Gathering such evidence takes a lot of time and work. Hospital charts, medical records and other important data must be reviewed carefully. Every piece of evidence matters. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case.

Luckily, you don't have to worry about paying for our investigation. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing if you don't win. It's that simple. Discover what Coplan & Crane can do for you. Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation. Call (708) 358-8080 or (800) 394-6002.