Birth and Children’s Injuries in Illinois

Child injuryChild Injury Attorneys for the Most Demanding Cases

When your child is injured, you want answers. If you believe that someone else’s negligence caused your child’s injuries, let the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine determine if you have a case. The expenses of raising an injured child can be staggering, and our child injury lawyers fight to get you the compensation you need to provide a hopeful future for your son or daughter.

Birth injuries including cerebral palsy

Childbirth is a delicate experience, requiring the utmost standard of medical care. Obstetric medical negligence during pregnancy may include the failure to diagnose—

  • Fetal growth problems
  • Preeclampsia (hypertension in pregnancy)
  • Gestational diabetes in the mother
  • Oxygen deprivation

Your baby may also be harmed if the doctor negligently induces labor too early or fails to perform a C-section in a timely manner. Injuries caused by medical negligence during pregnancy and childbirth may include—

  • Brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy)
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Death

Injuries to children

Children are especially vulnerable to serious injuries. Even the most attentive parent cannot protect a child from every potential hazard. Companies that produce household items or provide recreation may be held liable when their products and services cause injuries to children. Common causes of injuries include—

  • Defective toys
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Fireworks
  • Cars
  • Daycare accidents
  • Faulty playground equipment
  • Household products including cleaning agents, plants, prescription or over the counter drugs
  • Swimming accidents
  • Fires

Injuries to children sometimes result in permanent disability. Personal injury claims and lawsuits filed on behalf of children must address the potential need for future medical, nursing or rehabilitative care. Our child injury attorneys help you understand your options to afford the necessary care for your child.

Get compensation to help your injured child thrive

When your child is hurt due to someone else’s negligence, our attorneys will uncover the causes of your child’s injuries and seek just compensation for you and your family. Insurance companies will try to avoid responsibility, but our firm is persistent when you need compensation to care for your injured child.

Call us at (312)263-1000 for a free consultation, we are prepared to help you seek compensation and justice. We want to discuss your next steps regarding the birth injury or your child’s injuries. You can also contact us by filling out our contact form.