Illinois Pregnancy Error Attorney
An error-free birth is no accident. These events do not simply happen. Similarly, birth injuries are no accident. Serious complications normally do not arise unexpectedly. Instead, complications during labor, delivery, and recovery usually have roots in a lack of physician attention during the prenatal process. Most serious complications have warning signs. Doctors should be alert for these signs, read them, and respond appropriately. Furthermore, doctors have a very high duty of care. This duty requires them to be prepared for the unexpected.
Likewise, the diligent Illinois pregnancy error attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman understand that a claim for maximum compensation does not appear out of thin air. Instead, our team must work hard from the moment you reach out to us in order to make that happen. So, that’s what we do. We build your claim brick by brick from the ground up, so it is strong enough to withstand some common insurance company defenses. Furthermore, we diligently communicate with you every step of the way, so you are never in the dark.
Common Pregnancy Errors
A smooth, worry-free birth is a process and not an event. For some reason, many doctors do not grasp this simple truth. Healthy births have so many moving parts that an error at any stage of the process could have serious consequences for the health and safety of mothers and babies. These stages are:
- Prenatal Care: Almost all mothers have at least some prenatal care. Some doctors consider some of these visits routine. But any one of them could be the visit that tips off the doctor about fetal macrosomia or another possible complication.
- Labor: When expectant mothers arrive at the hospital for the big day, the medical staff immediately starts administering Pitocin, at least in most cases. This powerful drug has a number of possible side-effects. Unfortunately, not all patients receive the monitoring they need during early labor.
- Delivery: The end of the labor process is either the fruit of careful planning from the beginning or the moment when everything comes crashing down. If things go wrong, doctors often employ desperate means to safely deliver a baby without surgery. These measures often cause cephalohematoma and other injuries.
- Recovery: Labor and delivery is hard on both mothers and babies. Both need time to recover. But rest for mothers and babies does not mean rest for doctors and nurses. Instead, these professionals have a continuing obligation to provide proactive healthcare which avoids developmental delays and other such long-term complications.
Usually, these pregnancy errors involve negligence, which is a lack of care. If negligence causes injury, the doctor or other tortfeasor (negligent party) must pay compensation. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are often available as well.
As we diligently build your claim for damages, as outlined above, we never lose sight of our core values.
Zealous advocacy is perhaps our most important value. Zealous basically means tireless. We do not pretend everything is going well or overlook signs of danger. Instead, zealous advocates, like our Chicago pregnancy error attorneys, find ways around difficulties. Advocacy means standing up for your legal and financial rights in court and at the negotiating table.
Our ultimate goal is to find long lasting and cost-effective solutions that exceed your expectations.
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Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced pregnancy error attorney in Illinois, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.