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Birth Injuries

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Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Chicago Birth Injury Attorneys

The birth process can be a delicate balancing act. The needs of the fetus must be constantly monitored and decisions on the care a mother and child receive must be made with great care as any error can impact either one. The child is exposed to a much higher degree of risk of injury in most situations. If any errors are committed during the delivery process, they can cause injuries that can impact that child’s life forever.

  • Cerebral Palsy – Trauma during labor and delivery can result in cerebral palsy and its permanently degraded level of physical control among other health issues that are linked to cerebral palsy.
  • Shoulder Dystocia – When the shoulders fail to deliver after the head, a number of medical issues can arise including nerve damage to the brachial plexus that leads to Erb’s palsy.
  • Erb’s Palsy – Symptoms of Erb’s palsy include paralysis of the arm due to nerve damage suffered during delivery.
  • Klumpke paralysis – Klumpke’s paralysis manifests itself through paralysis of the hand due to damage to the brachial plexus nerves during delivery.

In addition to these issues a fetus may be harmed through a variety of other mishaps including:

  • Pitocin administration – Pitocin/Oxytocin is used to induce labor or speed up a labor that is carrying on for too long. The administration of excessive Pitocin during the birth process can create serious, even fatal health issues such as brain damage and cerebral palsy if too much of the drug is delivered.
  • Failure to diagnose – A fetus may develop dangerous medical conditions that if gone undetected can worsen, causing serious injury. Timely medical care can make the difference between a safe and healthy child and a lifetime of medical issues.

AV Preeminent* Rated Representation for Those Who Have Suffered a Birth Injury

At Trapp & Geller, we are committed to helping parents whose children have been injured during the birth process. We understand what needs you will be facing in terms of providing the care your child may need for the rest of his or her life. The medical care involved can be intensive and costly. We can help you effectively pursue the medical and financial support that can help you meet your child’s needs. With 30 years of experience helping people secure compensation in the most complex of circumstances, we have the necessary skills to build a strong case that can help you pursue compensation and accountability for your child. Our record of success includes having secured hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We can help you help your child.

Contact the Chicago Cerebral Palsy Lawyers of Trapp & Geller

We bill on a contingent fee basis. We only get paid if we secure compensation for you. There is no risk and no cost to you.

Do not wait to seek experienced counsel if you believe your situation involve negligence. For experienced Chicago birth injury attorneys, schedule a free initial consultation. Call (312) 368-1444 or contact us online.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
More than 25 Years of Experience

Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

Customized Legal Strategies

Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

Responsive & Informative

Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

Over $400 Million Recovered

The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

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