As experienced Chicago Cerebral and Erb’s Palsy Lawyers, we have handled many Cerebral and Erb’s palsy cases over the years. We are acutely aware of the many challenges these children face.
Cerebral Palsy, can, and often is, the result of medical malpractice. The failure of the obstetrician to timely deliver the infant in the face of an abnormal fetal heart rate pattern can result in prolonged intrapartum hypoxia, causing a condition known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or HIE. This condition can result in Cerebral Palsy, requiring life-long medical care.
So too can Erb’s Palsy be the result of medical malpractice. A delivering obstetrician is required under the standard of care to utilize only gentle traction at all times during the delivery. Too much traction and force applied to the baby’s head and neck during a delivery can result in an abnormal stretching of the infant’s brachial plexus nerves, causing a permanent Erb’s Palsy.
We obtained a $6.5 million dollar settlement on behalf of a child with cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice. We have also obtained a $ 1.0 million dollar settlement for a child who sustained a permanent Erb’s Palsy injury.
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Please call us at (312) 977–9900 should you wish to discuss your case.