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Illinois looks at delivery mistakes in another state

Expecting mothers in Illinois may want to pay attention to a case that has made headlines in another state. A state senator is being sued due to an alleged medical malpractice case in July 2013. According to court documents, this doctor was in charge when a woman's labor was induced. Delivery mistakes were made that caused the woman to develop a MRSA infection. She was treated for the infection and sent home under the care of a separate home health care facility.

Illinois watches birth injuries case in another state

A jury in a state outside of Illinois recently awarded a woman $23 million. The lawsuit originated from a claim of medical malpractice due to her daughter's birth injuries from alleged mistakes that occurred during an extremely premature birth. The child not only suffered from severe brain damage but also cerebral palsy

Doctor and hospital sued for causing birth injuries

Giving birth is one of the most joyous occasions for many parents in Illinois and across the country. However, giving birth can also turn into a nightmare when mistakes are made during delivery. In one case, a mother and her daughter filed a lawsuit against a doctor and other defendants for birth injuries her daughter suffered.

Birth injuries such as shoulder dystocia can stem from negligence

Although giving birth can be an exciting time, it can also be nerve-wracking in Illinois. Unfortunately, sometimes the doctor who an expectant mother trusts to deliver a child fails to exercise a reasonable degree of care during the process. This can lead to serious birth injuries, with one of them being shoulder dystocia.

$5 million awarded in fatal birth injuries case

The birth of a new baby is typically an exciting time in many Illinois homes. In addition to setting up the nursery and attending showers, the parents-to-be must decide specific details regarding the child's birth. Decisions regarding whether to have a natural birth or an assisted birth are normally part of the process. For some, there is also the decision of whether to have the baby in a hospital or with the assistance of a midwife. Recently, a family in another state was awarded $5 million after their son died as a result of birth injuries while being delivered by a midwife in a birthing center.

Hospital facing 3 cerebral palsy lawsuits

When helping to bring a new life into the world through the delivery process, it is vital that hospitals and their staff exercise the utmost care. Errors or mistakes made by Illinois hospitals or their staff members when providing delivery-related care can lead to a child starting off life with debilitating medical conditions that will impact them for the entirety of their life.

Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury in Illinois Hospital

The birth of a child is a typically a joyous event that forever changes the landscape of the lives in which the child touches. Unfortunately, not every birth in Illinois is routine and free of complications. For some new parents, the joy of new life is marred by complications and heartache due to cerebral palsy birth injuries.

Delivery mistakes could lead to serious Illinois birth injuries

The birth of a child can be an exciting event for many Illinois couples who have longed to become parents. They typically put their trust in doctors and other medical professionals to help reduce the risk of complications occurring during pregnancy and delivery. If delivery mistakes occur, an infant and the mother could suffer serious harm that can result in lasting problems for the injured parties.

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