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Sangamon County Maternal Birth Injury Lawyer

Macon County mother birth injury lawyer for vaginal lacerations and post-partum hemorrhaging

Attorneys for Injuries to Mothers During Childbirth in Springfield, Champaign, and Bloomington

Even though thousands of children are born every day, the process of labor and delivery can still be risky for both mothers and babies. While many hospitals have taken steps to prevent injuries to children and respond quickly to any issues that could threaten an infant's health, the same is unfortunately not true when it comes to mothers. In fact, the rate of maternal injuries during childbirth in the United States is much higher than in any other developed country. Following a maternal birth injury, a skilled medical malpractice lawyer can help a family understand their legal options for receiving compensation from those who were responsible.

The law firm of Kanoski Bresney has been representing victims of personal injuries for more than 40 years, and we have helped our clients obtain a total of over $400 million in verdicts and settlements. We understand the confusion, emotional trauma, and financial difficulties that a family can experience in the aftermath of a birth injury, and we are ready to stand by your side and help you achieve justice for the harm done to your family. We are committed to giving you the respect, response, and results you deserve during your case.

Types of Maternal Birth Injuries

Pregnancy can place a great deal of stress on a mother's body, especially for those who have underlying health conditions or other issues that increase the risk of complications. Even if a pregnancy proceeds smoothly, a variety of problems can arise during labor and delivery, and if they are not addressed properly by doctors, nurses, or hospital staff, they can lead to serious injuries that have a long-term effect on a mother's health and well-being. Some common issues that can lead to birth injuries for mothers include:

  • Preeclampsia - A mother may experience high blood pressure while she is pregnant, during labor and delivery, or after a child's birth. Without the proper treatment, preeclampsia or a related condition known as HELLP syndrome can cause a mother to experience seizures or organ failure. In some cases, a Cesarean section may need to be performed to prevent injuries to both the mother and the child.
  • Amniotic fluid embolism - Some mothers may experience an allergic reaction when amniotic fluid or fetal cells enter their bloodstream. If this condition is not treated properly, it can cause severe hemorrhaging or failure of the heart and lungs.
  • Infections - Certain types of viral or bacterial infections can cause health concerns for a mother and increase the risks of miscarriage. If an infection spreads throughout the mother's bloodstream, this can cause sepsis, which can lead to respiratory problems and organ failure.
  • Hemorrhaging - A mother may experience excessive bleeding following delivery, and if this is not addressed properly, severe blood loss can result in low blood pressure, brain damage, or death.
  • Uterine rupture - Tears in the uterus can occur due to issues such as prolonged labor or strong contractions caused by drugs used to induce labor. This can lead to severe hemorrhaging and damage to other organs.
  • Vaginal lacerations - While some tearing of the tissues around the vagina often occurs during birth, these wounds can be more serious if the child is too large to move safely through the birth canal or if the child is not properly positioned for a vaginal delivery. Severe lacerations can result in hemorrhaging and long-term complications such as urinary or fecal incontinence or sexual dysfunction.

Contact Our Peoria County Labor and Delivery Injury Attorneys

At Kanoski Bresney, our attorneys can help you determine whether injuries suffered during childbirth were caused by medical negligence. We will work with you to make sure you are fully repaid for all of the damages you have experienced, including medical treatment for your injury, the loss of income while recovering, and the physical pain and emotional trauma you and your family have suffered. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We represent birth injury victims in central Illinois, including Decatur, Sangamon County, McLean County, Champaign County, Quincy, Schuyler County, Peoria, Rushville, McDonough County, Peoria County, Pekin, Macomb, Adams County, Bloomington, Champaign, Macon County, Springfield, and Tazewell County.

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