A Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer to Help You Find Justice

We place trust in our medical professionals to keep us safe and healthy. If that trust has been broken and has caused a birth injury to you or your child, call Brian Lewis.

Proven Success

25 Years of Experience as a Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer

An estimated 30,000 babies are born each year with some type of birth injury in the US. If a medical professional has acted negligently, it can cause serious damage that can last a lifetime. Brian Lewis is a highly skilled birth injury attorney with years of experience in the field. He will pursue justice on your behalf if you or a loved one have been injured during birth.


Brain Damage Settlement

When a baby sustained brain damage during a delayed delivery, leading to severe cognitive and speech deficits, Brian helped the family find significant monetary damages.


Medical Malpractice Settlement

When a baby suffered neurologic damage due to medical malpractice, we helped the parents find justice.


How Does Illinois Define Birth Injury?

In the State of Illinois, birth injuries are a form of medical malpractice that causes harm to a baby or its mother during birth. This could include, but is not limited to, failing to diagnose a condition, failing to provide adequate follow-up care, making surgical errors, or improperly administering medication.

Birth injuries are all-too-common, affecting approximately 1 in 10,000 babies.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

While there are many different types of injuries that can occur during birth, here are some of the more common ones that can happen to the baby:

  • Bone fractures
  • Facial paralysis
  • Nerve damage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy)
  • Hypoxia
  • Birth asphyxia
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia

How Long Do I Have to File an Illinois Birth Injury Claim?

In the State of Illinois, you have eight years to file a birth injury claim from the date of the incident (so long as the victim is a minor.) However, there are exceptions, such as if the child becomes disabled; in this case, you may file a claim until the child is 22 years old, since the disability may not manifest fully until adulthood. 

Keep in mind that even though birth injuries are considered a type of medical malpractice, which normally carries a two-year statute of limitations, Illinois makes major exceptions in birth injuries. For instance, if it’s found that a care provider fraudulently withheld information to hide mistakes on their part, the statute of limitations increases to five years.

Additional Verdicts and Settlements Obtained By Brian

Brian Lewis Can Help Recover Damages After a Birth Injury

With over 25 years of experience in the field, Brian Lewis has helped countless clients reach the settlements they need and the closure they deserve. If you or a loved one are a victim of a birth injury due to the negligence of hospital staff, schedule a free, one-on-one consultation with Brian Lewis today.