ILLINOIS BIRTH INJURY & MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

ILLINOIS
CEREBRAL PALSY BIRTH INJURY
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

Obtaining large Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy verdicts on behalf of our seriously injured clients is not about the money we recover.  It’s not about achieving the largest Birth Injury malpractice verdict in US history which we achieved for our client in July 2019.  It’s not obtaining record birth injury and Cerebral Palsy verdicts in three different states. It’s about uncovering the truth for our clients and recovering full and fair compensation that will last a lifetime for your child. We understand that in addition to recovering full compensation for your babie’s injuries , you need the truth in order to have closure. We will get the truth! We will stop the hospital and insurance company lies and uncover the truth for you and your family. 

The seasoned and aggressive attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman and Offutt have an extensive and proven track record for obtaining full justice on behalf of our clients in Illinois and throughout the Nation.  We have the resources, experience and knowledge to stop hospital and insurance company games in order to recover full justice for our clients. Visit our Verdicts and Settlements page to see what our record setting Malpractice Litigation Team has done on behalf of injured families.*

If your baby or family member suffered a serious medical injury, chances are you have spoken with your doctor or hospital about what happened. Most assuredly, the medical providers told you there was nothing further they could have done. While sometimes bad results do happen, often times a bad result can be directly tied to a breach from a recognized “standard of care.” The standard of care in any given situation is important because when a medical provider deviates from the accepted standard of care, or what is expected of them in a given situation, then serious, life-long injuries result. Trying to get at the truth of what really happened, which resulted in the Birth Injury can be a daunting task. Needless to say, your doctor or hospital is not going to be forthcoming and admit a mistake which resulted in a catastrophic injury to your baby.  We uncover the truth by closely comparing all the medical records, diagnostic tests, witness accounts and what they claim happened against the backdrop of our decades of medical malpractice experience. Our success and record verdicts in multiple states is a direct reflection of our tireless and aggressive work ethic until we uncover the truth for you.

Our litigation team has over 100 years of collective experience handling medical malpractice cases throughout Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.* Our distinguished and highly accomplished attorneys have obtained record settlements and verdicts, including the largest malpractice verdict in US history, $229 million against Johns Hopkins Hospital. We also achieved the second highest medical malpractice verdict in Maryland history – $55,000,000.00 million. Since 2012, the attorneys at WVFU have obtained well in excess of $500,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements.  Our success on behalf of our Birth Injured clients is a solemn responsibility which we take very seriously.  We invest heavily our time and resources to leave no stone unturned, no document unquestioned, and no witness unquestioned.  We thoroughly question and evaluate everything they claim happened in order uncover the truth for you.  You can rest assured that the hospital and medical providers will go to great lengths to secure medical experts to support their version of events.  Indeed the corporate insurance companies have every resource necessary to retain whoever they like to hide their negligence.  At Wais Vogelstein Forman and Offutt, we understand the corporate greed mentality and we have the resources, knowledge and experience to effectively fight them for you.

Medical malpractice litigation is extremely challenging because it involves litigating against wealthy and aggressive insurance companies, hospitals and doctors that will do everything in their corporate power to deny claims and run from their responsibility. Our team of malpractice lawyers will stop them.  At Wais Vogelstein  Forman and Offutt our litigators will tirelessly and aggressively fight for you and your family to obtain full and complete justice for the injuries suffered by your loved one. We will work closely with you every step of the way, explaining the process and uncovering the truth. If your case cannot be resolved by settlement, we will vigorously pursue justice for you in court, sparing no expense to fight the well funded insurance company bullies. There is no fee or cost to you until we successfully recover for you.

Our experienced Birth Injury lawyers will stand up and fight for your injured child.

We handle a variety of Medical Malpractice cases but we remain specifically focused on all aspects of Birth Injury. Raising a child with a cerebral palsy or other form of birth injury is not easy. It is emotionally and financially draining and will change your life forever. We have seen it first hand with hundreds of our clients throughout the years. Often times the parents of an injured child do not realize the full extent of financial expense that will be involved in taking care of a child for life.  When our expert life care planners fully document the ongoing financial needs of a child  it clearly demonstrates the deep responsibility we have to our clients and the crucial justice we fight for every day.

We understand the pain, anger, and fear that you are feeling. We can help you right now.  Call or Click today for a free, no obligation review of your case.

ELECTRONIC FETAL HEART RATE MONITORING


When mothers go into labor or need to go the hospital for antenatal testing, so that the physicians can check on the wellbeing of the fetus, the mother is often hooked up to a device called an electronic fetal monitor. An electronic fetal monitor is a device that uses ultrasound technology to detect the baby’s hear rate. An electronic fetal monitor is actually comprised of two different belts … read more


NEONATAL STROKE


Just like adults newborns and fetuses or babies can suffer from stroke. A stroke is a disruption in blood flow in the brain through one of its arteries. One of the most common areas of stroke is a middle cerebral artery stroke or MCA. There are two types of strokes. There are ischemic strokes. Ischemic strokes often come from a blood clot or again a disruption in blood flow. A hemorrhagic … read more


NEONATAL HYPOGLYCEMIA


Neonatal hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is simply low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can be very dangerous because low blood sugar means that your body is not metabolizing sugar appropriately and that can result in permanent brain injury. Neonatal hypoglycemia is when a baby is born and is unable to control its own blood sugars for one reason or another. There are multiple ways that… read more


CHORIOAMNIONITIS OR INTRAUTERINE INFECTION


Chorioamnionitis is a condition that develops often during the intra part of or labor period for the mother. It is an infection of the lining of the uterus. Chorioamnionitis can result in harm to both the mother and the fetus. It is most often diagnosed from a clinical presentation that includes an elevated maternal heart rate, an elevated fetal heart rate, malodorous smell from the mother,… read more


PRETERM LABOR


Labor is a term that is used to describe cervical dilation that is brought about by uterine contractions. It’s basically the start of the birthing process. When that process begins, when a baby is before 36-weeks’ gestation, it is called preterm labor. The management and the appropriate management of preterm labor is of vital importance to the then unborn fetus. Babies who are born … read more


NEONATAL HYDROCEPHALUS


Hydrocephalus is a term used to describe water that is in the brain cavities or the ventricles contained within the brain. Neonatal hydrocephalus is when a baby has water or fluid on its brain. Neonatal hydrocephalus can be very dangerous to the baby, a newborn baby, because if there is too much fluid accumulated on the brain and in the ventricles, that can cause the brain to swell. … read more


NEWBORN INFECTION


Term babies and pre-term babies are often born healthy and for whatever reason they develop an infection during the newborn period. The newborn period is perhaps the most fragile time in all of our lives. As a result, when a condition such as an infection arises during the newborn period healthcare providers must be vigilant in treating the infection and in diagnosing the infection.… read more


HYPOXIC ISCHEMIC ENCEPHALOPATHY



Obtaining large Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy verdicts on behalf of our seriously injured clients is not about the money we recover. It’s not about fighting for the largest Birth Injury malpractice verdict in the Nations history which we achieved for our client in July 2019. It’s not obtaining record birth injury and Cerebral Palsy verdicts in three different states. It’s about uncovering the truth for our clients and recovering maximum compensation that will last a lifetime. We understand that in addition to recovering full and fair compensation for your baby’s injuries, you need to know truth about what happened in order to have closure. We will cut through the red tape and lies and get you the truth!

We will stop the hospital and insurance company lies and uncover the truth for you and your family. The highly experienced and aggressive attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman and Offutt have an extensive and proven track record for obtaining full justice on behalf of our clients in Illinois and throughout the Nation. We have the resources, experience and knowledge to stop hospital and insurance company games in order to recover full justice for our clients. Click on the phone links on this page to speak with our lawyers now. Let’s have a FREE conversation right now about what happened in your case.  We will start uncovering the truth and give you peace of mind in the next 60 seconds. Click Now!

What follows on this page is information regarding Cerebral Palsy birth injuries. We have provided this  …

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There are several different types of cerebral palsy most of which carry life altering ramifications. There are two primary types …

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Named for one of the first doctors who identified it, Erb’s palsy is a condition that results from an injury to the upper arm in childbirth. Abnormal labor …

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Understanding spasticity is not easy, because it is a complex nerve and muscle disorder that limits movement and usually causes pain. An interruption …

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Gary is the senior managing partner. Practicing for 30 years, he has dedicated his career to championing the needs of the most seriously injured victims of malpractice. Focusing specifically on birth injury cases, Gary continues to obtain record setting verdicts and settlements in Maryland and Nationwide.

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Kenny is a senior partner and a physician. His medical knowledge has proven invaluable in his 25 year practice. Kenny focuses on birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic malpractice injuries. He has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his seriously injured clients.

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Keith, a partner, was member of the team that obtained 3 of the 4 largest verdicts in Medical Malpractice history in Maryland, including a $55M verdict and a $21M verdict respectively against two hospitals. A keen and tenacious advocate for his clients, he was invited to join the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Stephen is one of the Nation’s preeminent and seasoned Medical Malpractice trial lawyers. With an extensive record of multi-million dollar verdicts, in 2014 the National Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the Best Trial Lawyers in America following a birth injury verdict for $33.4M. Stephen fights aggressively for seriously injured children nation wide.

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Mary will stand & deliver Big for Justice. From her early days as a Federal Prosecutor to large corporate wrong doers, her multi-million verdicts are prolific. Mary won a 34.3M verdict against corporate wrongdoing, one of the Nation’s largest in 2010. Mary is tenacious crusader for the rights of injured victims and will fight relentlessly for Justice

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Gary is the senior managing partner. Practicing for 30 years, he has dedicated his career to championing the needs of the most seriously injured victims of malpractice. Focusing specifically on birth injury cases, Gary continues to obtain record setting verdicts and settlements in Maryland and Nationwide.

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Kenny is a senior partner and a physician. His medical knowledge has proven invaluable in his 25 year practice. Kenny focuses on birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic malpractice injuries. He has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his seriously injured clients.

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Mr. Forman, a partner, was a lead member of the team that obtained the largest Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury case in the Nations history, $229 million. Prior to that he and his team achieved  3 of the 4 largest verdicts in Medical Malpractice history in Maryland, including a $55M verdict and a $21M verdict respectively against two hospitals. A keen and tenacious advocate for his clients, he was invited to join the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. If you have concerns regarding a Birth Injury case in Illinois, you want to speak to Mr. Forman.

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Stephen is one of the Nation’s preeminent and seasoned Medical Malpractice trial lawyers. With an extensive record of multi-million dollar verdicts.  He and his team members have achieved record high verdicts in multiple states.  In 2014 the National Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the Best Trial Lawyers in America following a birth injury verdict for $33.4M. Stephen fights aggressively for seriously injured children nation wide.  If you have a concern regarding your child, give the team a call, they are ready to help you.

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Mary will stand & deliver Big for Justice. From her early days as a tough and tenacious Federal Prosecutor against large corporate wrong doers, her multi-million verdicts are prolific and expansive. Mary won a $34.3M verdict against corporate wrongdoing, one of the Nation’s largest in 2010. She was also one of the lead attorneys in the Nation’s largest ever Birth Injury Malpractice case. Mary is tenacious crusader for the rights of injured victims and will fight relentlessly for Justice for your family. If you are concerned about a serious injury to your child or family member, call now.

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“A seriously unbelievable malpractice team. It truly is high-stakes litigation and this is the malpractice dream team you want. They have the knowledge, resources and tenacity to obtain successful results over the long haul and they are clearly not afraid of anybody. Because of their work, our familie’s very existence is made possible.”
– D.L.

“Reading this firm’s lengthly list of verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice and birth injury is what convinced us. We took a lot of time to select the right law firm for our disabled child with serious life time disability and we are glad we did. Our son will have millions in life time needs because of the hospital care and they did not want to listen to us. They can hear us loud and clear now.”

– A.J.

“There are no words to begin to explain how grateful we are for what your team has done for our family. I cannot begin to imagine how we would have survived following the negligent care. Your positive encouragement and support was a beacon of light throughout this difficult process. Hearing that eight figure verdict read in court was the sweetest thing I have ever heard. Thank you and Bless you. ”

– W.R.

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