Illinois Birth Injury Attorneys

Handling birth injury cases nationwide since 1997

Illinois birth injury attorneys who are here for your family.

Deciding to file a lawsuit is a difficult and personal decision. A birth injury lawsuit can ensure you have the finances to cover your child’s care for life. A successful verdict or settlement allows your family to afford aid like physical therapy, mobility tools, and accessible housing for your child.

A birth injury diagnosis is difficult on your whole family. Birth injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities, such as cerebral palsy (CP) and developmental disabilities. A confusing, complicated diagnosis can make the future seem uncertain. 

The Illinois birth injury attorneys and supporting staff at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers are here for you.

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Let us help with medical records, treatment provider recommendations, and figuring out what happened at the hospital. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no fees unless we win your case. We are here to listen and secure the best future for your child.

Why should I hire ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers as an Illinois birth injury lawyer?

At ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers, birth injury is all we do. Our team focuses only on birth injury cases. Many personal injury law firms advertise that they handle birth injury. However, these firms may not have much experience with this type of case.

Our team has worked with countless families like yours with birth injury cases. ABC’s in-house medical staff directly consult on our cases. We work with a network of birth injury attorneys and medical professionals nationwide.

Our Core Values

  • Transparency: We will provide honest, clear answers to any of your questions.
  • Close Communication: Our team will stay in touch by phone, text, and video chat all throughout your case. 
  • Empathy & Compassion: We welcome our clients into the ABC family. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us. 
  • Depth of Focus: Birth injury cases are complicated. Our exclusive focus on birth injury enables us to stay up to date on standards of care

Our Achievements

We want to make sure your child has the care they need and the life they deserve. Let us stand by your side on this journey.

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case for birth injury?

Many birth injuries are preventable. Birth injury attorneys can hold the hospital accountable for failing to prevent these injuries. Whether due to negligence or malpractice, the permanent consequences to your child should not be taken lightly.

Every child’s situation will be different, and birth trauma can lead to several diagnoses at once. The circumstances around a birth injury can involve multiple factors. Our cases often involve things like:

Our attorneys have handled many types of birth injury cases across the country. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to take care of your child. Let us help you ensure your child lives the best life possible.

Your family deserves peace of mind. Contact us for a free consultation today. ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers has over 25 years of experience fighting for birth-injured children and their futures.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Illinois?

The time limit for filing a lawsuit is called a statute of limitations (SOL). If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to call us as soon as possible. Birth injury lawsuits can take years to finish. 

In Illinois, you currently have eight years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. 

An Illinois birth injury attorney can verify your statute of limitations. Statutes can change, and they differ based on the state and type of facility where your child was born. 

Attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country. We will work with co-counsel in Illinois on birth injury cases. Our unique focus on birth injury allows us to provide knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases.

NICU Treatment in Illinois

Babies who experience birth injuries will need treatment from a NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is a specialized care section of the hospital with equipment for treating infants. The NICU provides supportive services, resuscitation equipment, and treatment for premature babies.

If a child is diagnosed with HIE, most providers will use therapeutic hypothermia, or neonatal cooling. Cooling therapy can help the baby’s brain recover from a brain injury. This treatment can minimize the damage from oxygen deprivation due to trauma during birth. However, there is a short window for this treatment, and the baby must be cooled right after birth.

Several hospitals in Illinois can provide this kind of care for HIE. Level III or Level IV NICUs provide the specialized care that a baby with a birth injury typically needs.

Here is a short list of several hospitals in Illinois with Level III or IV NICU designations:

Level IV: 

Level III: 

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Resources for Families

  • UCP Seguin – Provides life skills training, assistive technology, and community for the people with disabilities in the Greater Chicago area. 
  • Easterseals Central Illinois | About Us – Located in Peoria, Illinois, Easterseals Central Illinois offers specialty programs for children and adults with disabilities. 
  • UCP- Center of Disability Services – UCP offers empowering activities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They provide therapies, respite care, and community events. Located in Joliet, IL.
  • Center for Independence Through Conductive Education – The Center for Independence through Conductive Education offers intensive physical therapy to help people with disabilities to improve mobility. Locations in Lake Zurich, Chicago, and Countryside.
  • The Arc of Illinois – The Arc offers educational programs, family support, and disability advocacy. Located in Mokena, IL.

State Resources

About ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers

At ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers, birth injury is all we do. In 1997, Jesse Reiter created the firm to fight for families and babies with birth injuries. Our attorneys exclusively handle these cases. We consistently secure multi-million dollar settlements for children with injuries and disabilities.

Call us anytime for a free consultation. We charge no fees unless we win your case.

Attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers