Birth Injury

Experienced Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers

Bringing a new baby into the world should be a joyous occasion for parents. Families rely on their medical professionals to provide effective care and ensure the safety of mother and child during the pregnancy and delivery. In some cases, the actions or inactions of the doctors, nurses and other medical personnel can lead to serious life-changing injuries to the baby and the mother.

If you believe that your baby has suffered an injury during birth, contact the Chicago, Illinois, law firm of Steven B. Salk & Associates, Ltd. to have your case reviewed immediately. Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience handling all types of birth injury cases, including cases related to brain damage, brachial plexus injuries and Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis and fractures.

Fighting for the Welfare of Your Child

Occasionally, during the delivery, one or both of the baby's shoulders can become lodged in the mother's pelvis. This is called shoulder dystocia. Using excessive force or traction to deliver the baby can have disastrous and permanent effects on the baby, including Erb's palsy, the rupturing the nerves that control the arm and hand. Sometimes, the labor and delivery become difficult and prolonged where the baby can be deprived of oxygen for too long. This situation can result in cerebral palsy (CP) or other brain damage.

When these medical emergencies present themselves, the medical provider responsible for the delivery can panic and use forceps or suction in an inappropriate manner. Often, these actions lead to signs such as bruising, fractures or caput. Some birth injuries are easily recognizable, but many take some time to develop or become evident. If you suspect something may be wrong with your baby or if you recall the delivery being very difficult or prolonged, contact our office immediately.

Our attorneys have the experience, skill and commitment to seek maximum compensation for your baby's injuries. We work with a network of medical experts and care providers to fully address issues of liability, the costs of medical expenses and future care as well as what can be done to help your child recover from or adapt to the injuries.

Call for a Free Initial Consultation

Contact our office to discuss your case. We understand the fear and anxiety people face after suffering this terrible loss. We treat our clients with compassion and respect. We're there with you every step of the way. We offer flexible appointments to meet your needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


Phone: 312-782-3529



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Salk, Flores & Broderick serves clients throughout the Chicago metro area including the communities of Joliet, Wheaton, Geneva, Waukegan, Woodstock, Glenview,
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