Most birth injuries occur because of an obstetrician's "failure to perform timely C-section" despite risk factors observable in prenatal care or during labor:
- Oversized fetus (when a baby is obviously too big)
- Failure of dilation to progress once labor has started
- Lack of oxygen during labor or delivery
- Fetal distress
A birthing team's failure to properly monitor and respond in time leads to failure to perform a C-section in time to prevent harm to the baby. In Chicago hospital maternity wards and elsewhere, incidences of birth injury may be noticeable immediately at birth — or may not be noticeable until weeks, months or years later.
The statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit in a birth injury case is normally much longer than the statute of limitations for other plaintiff actions. This is likely because cerebral palsy and other birth injuries are sometimes not detectable for some time — sometimes not until a child starts to walk or starts school. It is probably impossible to discover without an investigation into whether your baby's birth injury was the result of an obstetrical department's failure to monitor your child's labor and delivery.
Discuss your suspicion that your child may have suffered a birth injury with a knowledgeable birth injury lawyer. Contact attorney David Jasmer by phone at 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021 or by e-mail through this website. Request a free consultation and learn how the law firm may go about determining if a preventable action during labor or delivery caused your child's birth injury.
Illinois Birth Injury Lawyer David Jasmer Offers Free Consultations
The Jasmer Law Firm 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. We don't charge attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you.
David S. Jasmer has helped achieve over $85 million total in verdicts and settlements since 1996.
The Jasmer Law Firm is one of the premier personal injury and medical malpractice law firms in the country. We are known for the exceptional results we have achieved for many of our clients and our track record of success.
To contact lawyer David Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021. We are conveniently located in downtown Chicago across from City Hall and the Daley Center Courthouse.