Birth Injury Attorneys
Accomplished Birth Injury Malpractice Attorneys Representing Illinois Families
At the law office of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, our medical malpractice attorneys represent families whose babies should have been born normal and healthy. Instead, these children either died of a birth injury or must live with a lifetime of limitations and disabilities due to medical negligence by the obstetrical staff.
Holding the Negligent Accountable in Illinois Birth Injury Cases
An OB nurse could not pick up fetal heart tones, but she didn’t call the obstetrician in the middle of the night because she didn’t want to wake him up. Because of her negligence, the child was born quadriplegic. Our successful birth injury lawsuit on behalf of the family ensured that those responsible for the injury were held accountable and paid for the damage they caused. Our efforts for the child and family created much-needed financial stability along with a sense of justice served.
The Resources to Tackle Complex, Multi-Year Birth Injury Cases
Achieving acceptable results in legal claims of medical malpractice following birth injuries often requires years of medical testing, negotiation and litigation. At Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, we have the resources and experience to represent clients in a wide range of birth injury claims, including those involving:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brain damage
- Group B strep
- Ruptured uterus
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Shoulder dislocation (dystocia)
- Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia
- Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)
- Failure to perform a timely Cesarean birth (C-section)
- Failure to monitor for or respond to fetal distress
Our experienced legal team has the skills and resources to successfully represent clients in even the most complex birth injury claim. If your infant was seriously harmed by negligence before, during or after delivery, please contact our office in Wheaton, Illinois, for a free consultation.
To learn more about our birth injury practice, please review the following case histories:
- $5.7 million: Kilgore v. Heggen
We represent clients on a contingency basis. If we accept your case, you will pay no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation in your birth injury claim.