Birth Injuries

The birth of a child is typically an experience of unparalleled joy for most parents, but an act of medical malpractice or professional negligence can result in a newborn sustaining serious injuries. Birth injuries can result in several years or possibly even a lifetime of additional medical care.

Certain personal injury claims relating to birth injuries are not subject to time limits because of the statute of limitations on such actions. Symptoms of some injuries are not always immediately apparent, however, and parents who suspect that their child may have sustained a birth injury should immediately seek legal consultation.

Lawyer for Birth Injuries in Chicago, IL

If your child was born with a birth injury in the Chicagoland area, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents clients in communities throughout Cook County, such as Berwyn, Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago, Des Plaines, and many others.

Chicago personal injury attorney Susan E. Loggans can fight to get you and your family the compensation you need and deserve. Call (312) 201-8600 right now have our lawyer review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free initial consultation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates provides legal services on a contingency fee basis, so you will not be charged anything unless you receive a monetary award.

Cook County Birth Injuries Information Center

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Types of Birth Injuries in Illinois

Susan E. Loggans & Associates handles a wide variety of birth injury cases. Some of the most common include, but are not limited to:

  • Facial Paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Caput Succedaneum

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Damages for Birth Injuries in Chicago

The parents of children who have suffered birth injuries can be entitled to compensatory damages. Depending on the specific injury a child sustained, plaintiffs, can be awarded several different types of economic and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are compensation for calculable financial losses for victims, including past and future medical expenses, caretaking expenses, and lost wages. Noneconomic damages, however, are compensation for types of harm that is far more subjective. Some kinds of noneconomic damages in birth injury cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Loss of a normal life;
  • Shortened life expectancy; and
  • Emotional distress.

Under 735 Illinois Compiled Statute 5/2-1115, punitive, exemplary, vindictive, or aggravated damages—damages awarded solely to punish defendants for especially reckless conduct or actions of malice—are not allowed in medical malpractice cases.

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Cook County Birth Injury Resources

Easterseals — Easterseals and its affiliate organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations providing various disability services. Visit this website to learn more about the organization’s history, recent news, and various programs. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions and “Stories of Hope” from clients that “offer insight into the type of services provided by Easterseals throughout the country.”

Easterseals Headquarters
141 W. Jackson Blvd., 1400A
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 726-6200

The Arc of Illinois: Disability Assistance, Programs & Advocacy — The Arc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It identifies itself as “the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.” The Arc of Illinois is the organization’s state chapter, but there are also multiple local chapters in the Chicagoland area, including:

Blue Island Citizens for DD
2155 Broadway St.
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 389-6578

Avenues to Independence
515 Busse Hwy.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 292-0870

19043 Wentworth Ave.
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 474-1540

New Star Services
1005 W. End Ave.
Chicago Hts, IL 60411
(708) 755-8030

Park Lawn Association, Inc.
10833 Laporte Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 425-3344

UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
Carr Center - Main Office
3100 S. Central Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 863-3803

UPS for Downs
1070 S. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 895-2100

Mommies of Miracles — Mommies of Miracles identifies itself as “the world’s largest virtual support group for mothers of children who have medical complexities, life-limiting conditions, or developmental disabilities.” Its mission is “to eliminate the isolation mothers of exceptional needs children experience on a daily basis by providing an extended network of resources, products & services, grief support, family matching, and hope.” On this website, you can learn about different programs, find various forms of support, and access tools such as a care notebook and a resource directory. You can also find multiple blogs and information about the website’s founder, board, and staff.

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Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Chicago Birth Injuries Attorney

Was your child born with a catastrophic injury anywhere in northern Illinois? You should contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates as soon as possible for help holding all negligent parties accountable.

Susan E. Loggans is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago who assists individuals in Oak Forest, Park Ridge, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, and several other nearby areas in Cook County. You can have our attorney provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call (312) 201-8600 or submit an online contact form to receive a free, no-obligation consultation.

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