A birth injury can turn a joyous occasion into one overshadowed by worry and anxiety. Some birth injuries can be corrected through treatments and surgery, but others result in permanent disfigurement or create a need for lifelong care. Common birth injuries include:
- Bone fractures
- Shoulder dystocia
- Subdural hematoma
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Cranial nerve trauma
At Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., we believe that medical professionals who care for expectant mothers and newborns have a special duty to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities. When they fail to do so, our attorneys devote themselves to helping you receive appropriate financial compensation for birth injuries and your child’s subsequent medical needs.What to do if you suspect your child suffered from a birth injury
While many birth injuries do not become apparent for months or years, it is important you consult medical professionals if you suspect your child was injured during a difficult birth. Prompt treatment as soon as a birth injury is identified is critical — if caught early on, you have a greater risk of minimizing a birth injury’s negative effects through treatment options like physical therapy and surgery. You also lessen the chance your child may develop further limitations if his or her condition worsens.
Finding knowledgeable legal counsel should also be a priority if you wish to protect your child’s best interests. Birth injury lawsuits are incredibly complex and are best handled by attorneys who have tried such cases before. The lawyers of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. have more than 110 years of experience practicing law in Indiana and Illinois, and we collaborate with skilled professionals to build strong cases on your behalf. Committed to justice and patient safety for injury victims since 1988
Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.