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Hypothermic treatment benefits victims of birth injuries, study says

Doctors in Chicago are responsible for monitoring labors and deliveries in order to prevent harm to mothers and their babies. A lack of oxygen during the birth process can permanently injure or kill an infant. Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy occurs when the flow of life-sustaining oxygen and blood through an umbilical cord is interrupted. The occasion […]

Child suffers cerebral palsy after faulty ultrasound delays birth

It is certainly tragic when any Illinois patient is forced to suffer the consequences of a doctor’s mistake or a hospital’s negligence. After all, one mistake could forever change the life of a patient if the individual suffers brain damage, paralysis or other debilitating injuries. However, it is especially devastating when a child becomes a […]

Failure to monitor baby’s heart rate led to injuries, parents say

For many new parents in Chicago, there may be nothing more exciting and joyful than holding one’s baby for the first time after he or she is born. In March 2010, one couple who was prepared give birth to a healthy baby and bring their child home soon after were not so fortunate to share […]

Baby’s risks increase when mother is not monitored after epidural

Giving birth to a child is certainly one of the most joyous and memorable experiences a mother can have. However, many women will also attest that it can be one of the most painful experiences. For this reason, many women in Chicago and throughout the entire U.S. may elect to have an epidural during labor […]

Preventable birth injuries in U.S. can cause permanent damage

Medical professionals in Illinois deliver healthy, beautiful babies every day. But as we have discussed before on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, doctors and nurses risk making serious mistakes that could cause babies to suffer permanent injuries if they become too comfortable with guiding women through pregnancy, labor and birth. According to statistics, about […]

Family sues delivering doctor after newborn is left for dead

We have previously discussed some of the injuries and health complications children have suffered during birth as a result of negligence on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog. These injuries and complications often occur when doctors or nurses fail to properly monitor a mother and her baby during birth or when medical professionals make a […]

Child loses use of arm after doctor made mistakes during delivery

Some Illinois children are born with debilitating conditions that cannot be prevented. However, medical professionals in Chicago and throughout the entire country are responsible for making sure that any complications that do arise during pregnancy or delivery are managed and treated properly in order to prevent a mother and her child from becoming seriously or […]

Jury awards $144 million for care of child injured during birth

The birth of a child is often one of the most joyful moments of a parent’s life. However, without proper medical care and attention, the birth of a child could go horribly wrong and cause permanent injury. Recently, a jury awarded $144 million in a lawsuit against a hospital and doctor for a birth injury […]

New reporting system may cut down on medical errors

A new program at Johns Hopkins, one of the foremost medical centers in the country, is showing promise in reducing the number of errors made by medical professionals. Medical mistakes injure thousands of people each year and can cause birth injuries, failures in diagnoses and other dangerous errors, so clearly, anything that can be done […]

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