Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer
Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Providing Legal Services Nationwide
No matter the cause, birth injuries are devastating to children and their entire families. Birth injuries occur from a wide range of factors, including medical malpractice, midwife negligence, and environmental or pharmaceutical exposure as well as other unknown causes. Many injuries and malformations, such as cerebral palsy, often take months or even years to manifest. Our Chicago birth injury attorneys have worked with families of injured children for over two decades and are passionate about protecting children's rights. We represent clients nationwide and travel all over the country to provide counsel.
If you believe your child was harmed due to the fault of another, don't hesitate to consult the skilled expertise of Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Our team exhaustively investigates the circumstances surrounding our clients' cases, using our 50+ years of collective experience and insight to benefit our clients. We have successfully handled over 10,000, partnering with top litigation firms around the U.S. to give injury victims the strongest possible cases.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for advocacy you can count on. We offer free consultations.
Common Birth Injuries
Each year, about 1 of every 33 infants born in the United States suffers a birth injury, according to CDC data. Injuries and defects can occur during any stage of pregnancy or delivery and are not always immediately diagnosed. We handle cases of birth injury caused by environmental exposure, medical negligence, and prescription drugs.
Environmental exposure leading to birth defects is particularly devastating to families since parents are often unaware of the relationship between toxins and fetal development. Living near hazardous waste sites is a known risk factor for several types of birth defects, including Down Syndrome and Spina Bifida. Pollutants and pesticides scientifically proven to cause birth defects include dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and mercury.
Among the most common birth injuries caused by medical negligence or toxic exposure include:
- Brachial plexus or Erb's Palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Cleft lip or Cleft palate
- Club foot
- Fetal death or acidosis
- Heart defects
- Inadequate Caesarean section
- Spina bifida
Some examples of negligence by a medical professional that may lead to a birth injury include:
- Improper or wrongful medication administration
- Failure or delay in responding to a medical emergency
- Improper forceps use
- Failing to anticipate birth complications
Many pharmaceuticals are known to cause birth defects in infants exposed in-the-womb. Among the most well-known examples are birth defects in children born to mothers who took SSRI antidepressants, such as Paxil and Zoloft, during pregnancy. Other examples of medications that cause serious birth defects include Accutane and Thalamid.
Parents concerned whether their child's birth injury was caused by the negligence of another should consider taking legal action immediately. Birth injuries are often the result of a complex combination of factors, and our team of lawyers understands how confusing and overwhelming it can be to pinpoint the exact cause. We can help you get to the root of what caused your child's injury.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Has 50+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
Our nationally respected Chicago personal injury lawyers fight to recovery the maximum amount of compensation for our clients across the United States. If you suspect your child was injured through medical negligence, environmental exposure, prescription medication, or any other cause, you need an advocate who understands your situation and can file a thorough birth injury lawsuit. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has experience and a successful history of representing families in cases just like yours since 1985.
For a free, no-obligation legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444!