As with other types of medical malpractice claims, the fact that an injury occurs during birth does not necessarily mean that the birth injury was caused by the doctor's or nursing staff's lack of care or by obstetric malpractice. That being said, if you believe that your child may have suffered a birth injury as a result of malpractice or negligence, it is wise to seek early and independent legal advice.
At the Bloomington, Illinois, office of birth injury attorneys James P. Ginzkey and Dawn E. Duggan, we have more than 30 years of experience advising families and providing aggressive legal representation in birth injury cases and other types of medical malpractice lawsuits. Jim Ginzkey is AV®-rated* under Martindale Hubbell's peer-review ratings system. He is devoted to advocating on behalf of injured people. He has won several significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients injured by various types of medical malpractice.
The types of birth injury cases that Ginzkey Law Office handles include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Infant brain damage
- Fetal distress
- Failure to perform an emergency Caesarean section
- C-section errors
- Forceps injuries
What to Expect if You Are Considering a Birth Injury Claim
If you have questions about the possible causes of trauma inflicted upon your child at birth, our law office will conduct an in-depth investigation, provide you with a frank and practical evaluation of the merits of your complaint against your doctor or hospital and clearly explain your legal options.
When a client first consults our office regarding a birth injury case, we spend the preliminary time gathering medical records and other evidence to demonstrate that the child's mother had no preexisting health condition that could have caused the problems that arose during the birth process. This step is important, because a successful birth injury legal claim must prove that the baby was healthy and normal before the delivery, and that the errors made during the birthing process caused the infant's injury.
Ginzkey Law Office: Contingency Fees and Free Consultations
We work on a contingency fee basis; this means that we do not accept any attorney's fees unless and until our client receives a settlement or jury award for their birth injury case.
For more information about our law firm, or to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Bloomington area, contact our office today. You can contact us online, or call us at 309.821.9707.
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