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Head Cooling

Did Your Child Not Receive Treatment In Time?

Birth injuries can result in devastating and potentially permanent damage, but medical advancements have provided doctors with treatment options that they can use to treat newborn children. One of these treatments, head cooling, is used to treat children who suffered from birth asphyxia, and can minimize further brain injuries and even prevent death. While this potentially life-saving treatment can be incredibly effective, it needs to be used as soon as possible – even a slight delay could have significant consequences. If your child could have been treated with this medical therapy but wasn’t because of your doctor’s inaction, negligence, delayed diagnosis, etc., you may be able to pursue legal action.

Send us your information through our online form to start out with a free case evaluation today.

Our Chicago birth injury lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have spent decades working with injured victims to provide them with the dedicated and knowledgeable legal representation they deserve. Since we first opened our doors, we have secured more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements, and remain committed to securing the maximum compensation possible for our clients. Contact us today to discuss your situation with a member of our firm.

What Is Head Cooling?

Hypothermia therapy was first tested by medical professionals in the 1980’s on children who suffered from birth asphyxia, and discovered that it had considerable injury-preventing and potentially life-saving effects including:

  • Delayed cell death
  • Excitotoxicity
  • Apoptosis

In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a new type of cooling treatment known as the Olympic Cool-Cap, which cools only the infant’s head rather than their entire body. While doctors go back and forth on which treatment method is more effective, they agree that cooling the injured child’s head can significantly increase their chances of recovering from their injuries and preventing further injury.

Speak with one of our attorneys over the phone by calling us at (312) 313-0202.

Understand Your Legal Options

If your child was seriously injured because their doctor failed to provide them with the necessary treatment in a timely fashion, you deserve the chance to fight for the compensation you deserve. At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we have spent decades working with injured victims, and we are committed to helping you secure the legal outcome you need to move on to the next phase of your life. Call us at (312) 313-0202 to speak with one of our Chicago birth injury attorneys today, or set up a free case evaluation through our online form.

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Birth Injury Questions

  • What is a birth injury?

    A: The term “birth injury” refers to trauma suffered by a mother or her child during labor and delivery. Sadly, “birth injury” typically refers to an injury sustained by the child and can include physical injuries such as broken bones or injuries caused by misdiagnosis of oxygen deprivation, etc.

  • Who is Responsible for a Child’s Birth Defects?

    A: Liability for any personal injury can be complicated, and birth injuries are no exception. If you suspect that your child’s injury or medical complications are the result of a negligent doctor or hospital, speak with an attorney immediately.

  • Was My Child’s Injury Preventable?

    A: Any injury caused by the carelessness or neglect of a medical professional is preventable. When a doctor fails to diagnose maternal or fetal distress, for example, the resulting birth injury is almost always preventable.