There are few more potentially devastating events in our lives than an injury happening to our baby during labor or delivery or as a result of mistakes during prenatal care. When there is a breach in the duty of medical care that causes personal injury to the mother and child, or to either, then usually the last thing on our minds is a medical malpractice suit.
But there will come a point when you need to consider the medical costs incurred as a result of that malpractice, as well as the likely ongoing costs for further medical treatment and, in some cases, the need for specialized personal care, perhaps for the rest of the child’s life. When that day comes, you want to know that you have retained the best birth injury attorneys in Ann Arbor to represent you and fight your corner.
There are many different types of birth injury that can result from medical errors or malpractice. Many of them result from a lack of oxygen during birth, especially when the baby is in the birth canal. This form of birth trauma is one of the causes of cerebral palsy and can be caused by the umbilical cord being wrapped round the baby’s neck during the birth.
But birth injuries can be caused by events during pregnancy itself, not just during labor. If a medical professional fails to spot problems or fetal distress during your pregnancy and this resulted in injury to the baby, then that is also a form of medical malpractice. Or if you were given a wrong medication – or the wrong dose of the correct medication – then the pharmacist may be liable for a medical malpractice claim.
Birth injury cases can be notoriously difficult to pursue. Law firms have to prove that the medical professional the claim is filed against has failed in their duty of care and that this failure was the actual and proximate cause of the injuries your baby suffered.
If your child has been the victim of a Michigan birth injury in Ann Arbor, then you need the very best legal advice available. Cochran, Kroll & Associates are one of the state’s leading firms in the area of medical malpractice. We offer a free consultation to assess your case and to advise on the next steps. You can request an appointment by using our handy online contact form or you can call today at (866)-779-7331.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.