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Milwaukee Birth Injury Lawyer

Birth Injuries can be Catastrophic

Injuries sustained by a child during or after delivery are defined as birth injuries and can range from minor to devastating. When complications arise that deprive the infant of oxygen, or when a medical professional mishandles the delivery, it can result in severe and permanent brain damage.

Infants are more severely affected by birth injuries, but carelessness and negligence during the delivery can result in injuries to the mother as well. It is the duty of the medical professionals in attendance to be aware of any illness, medical condition, or special circumstance that could cause a problem during labor and delivery.

Additionally, the doctors and the support team should be prepared for any emergency situation that may arise and understand the proper protocol to ensure a positive outcome.

Consult with an Experienced Lawyer

Even during a normal delivery, a minor birth injury can occur due to the strong muscle contractions that push the baby through the birth canal. This trauma can cause the child to suffer some bruising or other minor injuries.
Nevertheless, most severe birth injuries are unfortunately caused by medical mistakes and negligence. These life altering errors often result in permanent brain damage, nerve damage, vision loss, paralysis, and other debilitating conditions.

If you or someone you love is dealing with the devastation of a birth injury caused by sub-standard medical care, it is time to reach out to a competent Milwaukee birth injury attorney. Medical negligence includes misuse of medical equipment, delay in ordering a necessary c-section, misdiagnosis of an existing medical condition, poor monitoring of fetal vital signs, and other examples of poor judgment or carelessness.

Long-term Consequences

Birth injuries create permanent, life-altering situations for the child and their family, and are sadly all too common. When a serious birth injury occurs, family members are often left in a state of shock, barely able to perform the necessary tasks and unsure of what comes next. At Shea Law Group, we understand how stressful and all-consuming these situations can be and our compassionate Milwaukee birth injury lawyers are here to help you and your family during this difficult time.

It may be almost impossible to think about what lies ahead during this painful experience; however, it is extremely important to work with an attorney who understands what type of settlement you and your family will require to protect your financial future. Birth injuries often lead to permanent disability, which may require specialized equipment in the home, expensive therapy sessions, and life-long care. These are all issues that need to be considered before any settlement is agreed upon.

Shea Law Group in Milwaukee

At Shea Law Group, our team of knowledgeable Chicago injury attorneys know what to expect from the hospitals, insurance companies, as well as their highly-paid attorneys. We have settled hundreds of cases similar to yours and we are ready to work with you to help you get your life back on track. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call 1-877-365-0040 and speak with one of our legal experts today.