Birth Injuries

The birth of a baby is one of life’s greatest joys. That’s why nothing is more heartbreaking to parents than having their child born with a birth injury, especially when it is due to medical malpractice. Unfortunately, many of these babies may have health problems and require highly specialized care for the rest of their lives.

Birth injuries are wide-ranging and can occur at any stage of the baby’s life. Some happen during pregnancy, while others occur during labor, and others still in the immediate post-birth period. Birth injury lawsuits arise when babies are injured by the careless and intentional acts of a doctor, nurse, hospital or other healthcare provider.

If your baby suffered an injury at birth, and you think it could have been avoided, don’t delay. Contact experienced Central Illinois birth injury attorney James P. LeFante to discuss the possibility of filing a medical negligence or malpractice lawsuit against the health professional or institution where the birth took place. Financial compensation for a birth injury can give your child the very best chance of having a normal life now and into the future.

LeFante Law Offices handles all types of birth injury lawsuits including:

  • Cerebral palsy and brain damage
  • Breech birth complications
  • Birth hypoxia and brain damage
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Injury caused by vacuum extraction
  • Injury caused by failure to perform a timely Cesarean
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Fetal death occurring before or during birth
  • Death or trauma related to incorrect medication dosage

Injuries suffered at birth can be severe and life-altering for both the child and the mother. You may need a substantial settlement to compensate for a mistake that never should have happened. We know that your immediate goals are to get your medical bills paid, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your child’s injury.

Experienced Central Illinois birth injury attorney James P. LeFante can expertly assess your situation, review your options, and work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to ensure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.

To schedule a free legal consultation, please call the Peoria birth injury lawyers at LeFante Law Offices today at 309-999-1111. Or contact us electronically by using this online form.