Question

Why does my child who was born in Illinois have a birth injury such as cerebral palsy or erbs palsy?

View Profile

Answer

During labor and delivery, a child may be deprived of oxygen, and the failure to recognize fetal distress or timely perform a C-section may be negligence. 

A permanent Erb's palsy is a serious injury which will prevent normal use and movement of an arm. This may occur as a result of negligent excessive traction used by the doctor during delivery.

Answered 01/09/2014

Disclaimer: This answer was provided by an attorney selected to Super Lawyers, and is intended to be an educated opinion only. This answer should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

Other Answers By This Lawyer

Medical Malpractice

How do I know if an Illinois doctor or hospital has committed medical malpractice?

You should see a lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice trials for a consultation. He will need to get a detailed history from you and …

Answered by: Bruce D. Goodman, 3 years ago

Other Answers About Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Do I have a valid medical malpractice case in Maryland?

Do I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Case in Maryland? Two years ago, you had a routine operation with one of the best surgeons in Baltimore. You …

Answered by: Paul D. Bekman, 1 year ago

Medical Malpractice

In Colorado, should a medical malpractice case be filed against the doctor, the nurse, or the hospital?

Under the doctrine of vicarious liability, an employer is held responsible for the negligent acts of its employees that are committed while acting …

Answered by: Anthony Viorst, 2 years ago

Medical Malpractice

Can I Sue A Doctor For Misdiagnosis In Florida?

Thousands of people are injured each year or die as a result of being misdiagnosed by a medical provider.  We have represented individuals and …

Answered by: Daniel D. Dolan, II, 2 years ago

Disclaimer:

If you send a lawyer or law firm email through this service, your email will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential. You should not send sensitive or confidential information via this email service. The lawyer or law firm to whom you are writing may not choose to accept you as a client. Moreover, as the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment it is possible that your email sent via the Internet might be intercepted and read by third parties. Super Lawyers will not retain a copy of this message.

Page Generated: 0.51881694793701 sec