We trust our doctors with our and our family’s lives, and we expect that, when we seek medical treatment, we are getting the best possible care. Unfortunately, however, doctors and other medical professionals can make mistakes, poor judgments or other errors that can result in severe, irreversible injuries or, in the worst cases, death. In some of the most tragic incidents of medical malpractice, newborn babies may be born with serious birth defects that not only impair their quality of life for the rest of their life but that may also require expensive lifelong medical treatments in order for the baby to survive.
Examples of medical malpractice that can lead to serious birth defects include (but are not limited to):
- Prescribing pregnant mothers unsafe medications during pregnancy, such as certain antidepressants (like Paxil and Prozac), Accutane and anti-epileptic medications (like Valporate)
- Failing to diagnose and/or properly treat pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes
- Improperly using forceps during delivery
- Failing to recognize that a C-section is needed to deliver a baby in distress (because, for example, the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck or the baby is in a breeched position).
Mount Vernon Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Although no amount of money can ever make up for your baby’s injuries or impairments, pursing a birth injury lawsuit can help secure the compensation necessary to obtain the medical treatments your baby needs. At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon medical malpractice lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life.
If your child was born with birth defects and you believe that medical malpractice may be to blame, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.