This is it. The event you have been waiting for throughout your pregnancy. Your contractions started, and you arrive at the hospital ready to meet the newest addition to your family. Your doctor comes in to check on you and the baby. If your contractions and dilation have progressed far enough, the staff on the maternity ward makes you as comfortable as possible.
As a parent, it is devastating to learn that your child suffered from an injury at birth that will affect him or her permanently. Birth injuries are serious, and they can be both financially and emotionally devastating for an Illinois family.
When an infant is injured during pregnancy or during the birthing process, it is not always easy for its parents to summon the energy to file a legal claim related to that injury. The infant's mother is often overwhelmed with recovering physically from the birthing process. Both parents tend to be mentally, emotionally and physically overwhelmed by what has happened to their child.