Chicago Nursing Negligence and Birth Injuries Attorney
During pregnancy, or during labor and delivery, a nurse’s negligence can result in a serious birth injury. While many people thinking about birth injuries and medical negligence assume that a doctor must be at fault, it is critical to know that nurses and numerous other types of healthcare providers can also be responsible for serious injuries that result from their negligence. From negligent prenatal care during a pregnancy to mistakes made during childbirth, a nurse could be liable for damages. An experienced Chicago nursing negligence attorney can help with your case.
Common Types of Nursing Negligence Resulting in Chicago Birth Injuries
Nurses can be responsible for many different types of birth injuries, and some of the following are among the most common types of nursing negligence that result in birth injuries and claims in Chicago:
- Fetal monitoring mistake during labor, which can also be known as negligence nursing assessment;
- Failure to seek help from a doctor when necessary, which can also be known as a communication error; or
- Medication mistake, including administering the wrong drug or the wrong amount of the proper drug.
Filing a Claim Against a Chicago Nurse After a Birth Injury
Many different types of nurses can be involved in prenatal care, as well as in hospital care during labor and delivery. The nurse who is liable for your baby’s injuries will depend upon the particular facts of your case, but any of the following types of nurses ultimately may be responsible for birth injuries that occur as a result of nursing negligence:
- Licensed practical nurse (LPN);
- Registered nurse (RN);
- Clinical nurse specialist (CNS);
- Nurse practitioner (NP); and
- Certified nurse midwife (CNM).
Some nurses specialize in obstetrics and may be described as obstetric nurses. In some situations, a nurse might be responsible for certain duties during an emergency cesarean, or with assisting an anesthesiologist with an epidural, or with administering certain medications. If a nurse made a mistake in performing any medical or healthcare-related task during childbirth and your newborn suffered harm, you could be eligible to file a birth injury claim. An experienced Chicago birth injury lawyer at our firm is here to assess your case for you.
Timeline for a Chicago Nursing Negligence and Birth Injury Lawsuit
Illinois law requires most birth injury lawsuits to be filed within eight years of the date of the birth injury, but in some cases. However, depending upon whether the mother or baby suffered injuries during childbirth due to nursing negligence, the statute of limitations could be as short as two years from the date of the injury. Our Chicago nursing negligence attorneys can help.
Contact a Nursing Negligence and Birth Injury Lawyer in Chicago
If your newborn suffered a serious birth injury and you believe a nurse’s negligence may have caused the harm to your baby, it is critical to get in touch with an experienced nursing negligence and birth injury attorney in Chicago as soon as possible. One of the birth injury lawyers at our firm can evaluate your case for you today, and we can provide you with more information about your options for filing a lawsuit against a nurse who made a mistake during pregnancy or childbirth. Contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC today to learn more.