Giving birth is never without risk, even with all of the technological advances in modern society. But during any pregnancy and birth, there are certain procedures that should be followed and certain adjustments that should be made in properly responding to ever-changing events. Yet, surprisingly, doctors, nurses and other medical care providers often fail to follow procedures or adjust properly to changing circumstances, resulting in preventable injuries to the child or mother.
At The Jasmer Law Firm, we have the experience, skill, and know-how to obtain successful results for you and your child when a catastrophic injury or death occurs as a result of a mishandled pregnancy or delivery. We have helped numerous families pursue and obtain the compensation they need and deserve following pregnancy- and birth-related injuries — injuries including cerebral palsy, brain injury/brain damage, retardation, paralysis, spinal cord injury, birth deformities, blindness, deafness, and death of the child or mother.
If a C-section or other intervention was called for and not done, we will help you hold the medical professionals accountable. We know how to obtain fetal monitor strips through discovery, and how to interpret them, along with other medical records — records essential to proving your case.
Read About a Recent Birth Injury Case Handled by Our Firm
Our client was pregnant with twins when she entered premature labor. A cervical cerclage (the procedure of placing of stitches in the cervix to prevent birth) would have likely prevented the premature birth of the twins; one died and the other suffered profound developmental injuries.
Our investigation and representation has already resulted in a $1 million settlement in this case. We are currently aggressively seeking additional compensation from additional sources under Illinois medical malpractice and negligence laws.
Handling All Birth Injuries Resulting in Serious and Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death
Firm lawyer David S. Jasmer has handled dozens of medical malpractice cases and can provide knowledgeable and diligent legal help following birth injuries resulting from or involving:
- Labor and delivery issues
- Fetal distress
- Failure to monitor during labor
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Hypoxic brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy
- Forceps and vacuum extractor misuse
- Mishandling of a breech delivery
- Misuse of Pitocin
- Problems with obstetrical anesthesia
- Shoulder dystocia/Erb's palsy — excessive traction
- Misreading of fetal monitor strips
- Mishandling of a mother's preeclampsia, hemorrhaging, high blood pressure, diabetes and other aspects of pre-natal care
- Maternal death during or after childbirth
Mr. Jasmer's experience in handling these cases goes all the way back to law school at The University of Michigan, where he was mentored by the late Stanley Schwartz, perhaps the country's leading attorney in birth trauma cases. For more information regarding our firm and your rights following a birth-related injury, contact our office.
Do you need an advocate in a birth trauma claim? The Jasmer Law Firm offers free initial consultations, is available for evening and weekend appointments and can come to your hospital or home if needed. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. To contact attorney David Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.