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  • Birth Injury and Wrongful Death

    Expectant mothers require exceptional levels of care from medical professionals, for both mother and child. When a diagnosis is missed or improperly made, one or both patients could suffer severe lifelong injury or death. Complications of pregnancy do happen, but with prompt medical care, do not frequently cause long-term issues. But when those complications do…

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  • Preeclampsia Birth Injury and Wrongful Death

    Preeclampsia is a severe condition affecting both mother and child. Left untreated, it could result in lifelong birth injury to the child, including damage to key organ systems or cerebral palsy. Additionally, the mother is at risk for severe complications, including death. Treatment of preeclampsia can yield a happy, healthy baby, with few residual long-term…

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  • Preeclampsia Wrongful Death and Birth Injury

    Preeclampsia is a severe condition affecting both mother and child. Left untreated, it could result in lifelong birth injury to the child, including damage to key organ systems or cerebral palsy. Additionally, the mother is at risk for severe complications, including death. Treatment of preeclampsia can yield a happy, healthy baby, with few residual long-term…

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  • Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury

    Cerebral palsy is a mostly preventable condition that occurs in roughly one out of every 300 children. It can result from a brain injury or damage to the central nervous system either in utero, during labor/delivery or shortly after the birth of a child. Cerebral palsy is actually a series of disorders that affect the…

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  • Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

    Brachial Plexus injuries occur during childbirth and are the result of a condition known as shoulder dystocia. Damage to the upper plexus can cause brachial plexus palsy (also known as Erb’s palsy). Damage to the lower plexus can cause a condition known as Klumpke’s palsy. Brachial plexus birth injuries are often the result of negligence…

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  • Practice Tips: Closing Argument in Ryan Hill v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital – A Birth Injury Case

    As with many cases that get tried, we had our share of problems in Hill v. Northwestern. But sometimes the defense is so focused on the problems with the plaintiff’s case—i.e., causation—that they overlook their own problems.

    In this article Chris Hurley explores the strengths and weakness of the case, how he prepared for trial, and his uniquely compelling closing argument, resulting in a verdict for the injured child for more than $14,000,000.

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  • Think Your Child Has a Birth-Related Brain Injury? Here’s What to Do

    The birth of a child is a moment of joy and anticipation for any family. However, when complications arise during the delivery process, it can lead to serious consequences, including birth-related brain injuries. These injuries can have a lasting impact on a child’s life, affecting their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. If you suspect that…

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