Birth Paralysis Lawyers: Fighting for the Rights of the Affected

Birth paralysis

Birth Paralysis is when a newborn has a loss of strength in and control over a muscle or group of muscles in a part of the body. Many times, this is caused by a problem in the chain of nerve cells that runs from the body part to the brain and back again. These nerve cells deliver the signals for your muscles to move. Paralysis may be in any part of a baby’s body. If your child or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of birth paralysis, consult with a pediatric medical professional for medical advice and with an experienced birth injury attorney for legal options if medical malpractice or medical negligence may have caused or contributed to these injuries.

In the following video, Founding Partner Stephan D. Blandin discusses birth injuries and Romanucci & Blandin's experience with birth injury cases:

Types of birth paralysis

  • Partial paralysis- when there is some muscle control (sometimes called paresis)
  • Complete paralysis- when it’s not possible move the muscles at all
  • Permanent paralysis- when muscle control never comes back
  • Temporary paralysis- when some or all muscle control returns
  • Flaccid paralysis- when the muscles get flabby and shrink
  • Spastic paralysis- when the muscles are tight and hard and jerk

Generalized paralysis is broken down based on how much of the body is paralyzed:

  • Monoplegia - one limb only, such an arm or leg
  • Hemiplegia - affects one side of the body
  • Diplegia - affects the same area on both sides of the body, such as both arms or both sides of the face
  • Paraplegia - affects both legs and may include the trunk
  • Quadriplegia - affects both arms and both legs and often the neck down, including the heart, lungs, and other organs

Paralysis can be caused by genetic conditions but can also be caused by an injury during birth, including inside the birth canal or during c-section, to the brain, spinal cord or nervous system due to factors such as the use of forceps on the baby’s head, oxygen deprivation, a breech, hemorrhage or shoulder dystocia.

Doctoral negligence

There are numerous complications at birth that can cause paralysis, and these may be caused by negligence or errors by doctors or nurses involved in the delivery. Mother and baby need to be closely monitored during and after birth to ensure that these injuries do not happen. If your baby has suffered birth-related paralysis and it was caused by medical malpractice or medical negligence, you should understand your legal options.

Your surgical & anesthesia errors claim

There are legal remedies available to any patient who was the victim of birth paralysis or other birth injuries, including filing a civil lawsuit for medical malpractice by hiring medical malpractice lawyers. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will help determine if there was malpractice in your or your loved ones' medical care.

With headquarters in Chicago, but with national impact from New York to California, the law firm of Romanucci & Blandin approaches a birth paralysis action as a way to provide monetary compensation and hold a culpable medical professional or institution financially accountable and responsible for the economic, physical and emotional damages that have occurred from a medical malpractice claim.

Our law firm has a team of attorneys and staff who have years of experience with birth injury and birth paralysis litigation. Our medical malpractice team includes partners who guide the process and share their deep knowledge of these types of lawsuits. Each client and each situation is different, and your claim is treated with great care and respect as the team investigates what happened and determines the best path to justice for you. Further, we respect the attorney-client relationship and pursue any medical malpractice suit in our client’s best interest as we work to secure a verdict or settlement.

At Romanucci & Blandin, our birth injury team researches the most up-to-date laws and hires trained and experienced birth paralysis experts to work as expert witnesses and consultants on your cases. We will evaluate your injury, claim and research the relevant statute of limitations applicable to your case. Whether it is to review medical billsmedical malpractice laws, standard of care and other medical negligence of hospitals, physicians and health care providers, we work to locate and utilize the best medical experts and expert witnesses across the country who are experienced in all the relevant state laws.

We know exactly what to do to litigate your birth paralysis litigation. We will obtain all necessary medical records, interview witnesses, and prepare thoroughly and meticulously for your day in court. Ultimately, our aim is to obtain the maximum compensation possible so that you and your family can move on with your life.

Our results for clients in birth injury litigation claims

The results we have achieved in birth injury cases are a testament to our team’s dedication to clients. Our team knows how the system works, how insurance companies and hospitals operate, and what judges, juries or mediators need to see to understand your claim as an injured patient.

Free consultation on your case by Chicago-based birth injury lawyers

The birth paralysis lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free case evaluation. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.

Disclaimer: The content found on this page is not legal assistance and contacting the birth injury lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin’s law office for a free consultation regarding personal injury cases and birth injury claims does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. 


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