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Birth Injuries and the Law

Birth injuries are usually caused by something that goes wrong during delivery.  Most situations involving either injuries due to prenatal care (including prescription drugs) or the doctor’s inability to asses or respond to conditions. In the event prescription drugs are taken under the guidance and supervision of a doctor or pharmacist, a lawsuit may be brought against the drug manufacturer and the pharmacist who assisted with the prescription.  A lawsuit that is brought as a result of improper use of medical devices will usually include a medical malpractice claim against the practitioners involved, and in some cases, the hospital where the treatment took place.

It is estimated that five out of 1000 babies are injured during birth.  Some birth injuries are unavoidable which results in not every lawsuit being successful.  It must be determined whether the actions of the doctors or other practitioners that were involved in the injury were within the standard of care.  The damages awarded in a successful lawsuit will usually go to the child.  In some cases, the parents may also receive compensation for emotional distress.  A lawsuit for birth injury is best handled by an experienced attorney.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child that suffered an injury or possibly permanent brain damage during labor or delivery, you need a legal representative who will fight for your baby’s rights. Call The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200 to speak with an experienced Chicago birth injury lawyer now.



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for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


for a 70 year old man who died, without any living relatives, seven months after being hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a rideshare accident injury.


for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


for a pedestrian injured due to a sidewalk defect.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

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