Birth Injury Attorney in Hanover Park, Illinois
Was Your Baby Born with Disabilities Because of Medical Negligence?
Bringing a child into the world should be a joyous occasion. Instead, it is tragic or bittersweet when you learn that your baby was born with serious injuries or health problems. You may be reeling from the devastating news and what it means for the future. You may also be questioning why or how this happened.
The Maritote Law can investigate if you suspect the doctor or nurses are responsible for your baby’s disabilities. We have decades of experience in medical malpractice litigation, including lawsuits for preventable birth injury.
Please call us for a free consultation. Our lawyer takes cases in DuPage County, Cook County and throughout northern and central Illinois.
Experienced Birth Injury Representation
Childbirth is a dangerous time for the baby and the mother. However, with modern technology and skilled care, many of the risks can be anticipated or averted. If your baby suffered an injury during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or in neonatal care, we work to hold the medical professionals and the hospital accountable.
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Attorney Mark Maritote has won notable recoveries in malpractice litigation, including verdicts and settlements for birth injury, such as:
Cerebral palsy (brain damage) from oxygen deprivation
Erb’s palsy (nerve damage) from improper delivery technique
Other physical trauma to the infant during the birthing process
Failure to identify a newborn’s jaundice or lung ailments
Failure to diagnose correctable birth defects during pregnancy
Injury to the mother from untreated conditions such as pre-eclampsia
We obtain and examine the medical records for clues to what went wrong. Did the OB-GYN doctor (obstetrician) fail to identify shoulder dystocia or perform a timely C-section? Did the physician cause a birth injury from improper force such as suction or forceps? Did the nurses fail to notice signs of fetal distress during labor?
Compensation for Lifelong Needs
Pursuing justice for your child is twofold. First, you deserve answers about the errors or nonstandard procedures that led to your baby’s injury. Second, you and your child deserve to be compensated for the astronomical costs of special care over a lifetime, and any permanent disability or disfigurement. You need a proven birth injury attorney like Mark Maritote who is prepared to go all the way to trial, if necessary, to obtain sufficient compensation.
If your child was injured at birth and you are not satisfied with the hospital’s explanation, call our Hanover Park office to arrange a free consultation, or use our online form to tell us about your situation.