The arrival of a new baby should be a time of joy and celebration. But when something goes wrong that results in a birth injury, the effects on the baby and the family can be devastating and emotionally draining. With the need for potentially lifelong care and medical treatment for the child, there comes a point when you have to look at who is to blame and how your personal injury lawyers can help win you the compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice can have serious consequences, leading to conditions such as cerebral palsy and even, in the most extreme cases, wrongful death. When your child has suffered and may need ongoing medical treatment, then you want the best law firm in the Canton area representing you.
There are many potential causes of birth injury and many potential – and devastating – effects that can result. Some of the most common and well-known types of birth injury include cerebral palsy, brain damage, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, brachial plexus injuries, Erb’s palsy and many more. Birth injuries may result from errors or inaction at any stage of pregnancy, from early prenatal care through to the actual delivery itself.
One of the most common causes of birth trauma is the baby being deprived of sufficient oxygen. But there can be many other causes, often attributable to medical malpractice. If your prenatal doctor fails to spot fetal distress or possible warning signs of other problems, then this could result in a birth injury. If you are prescribed the wrong medication, this could also cause birth trauma.
But many birth injuries occur during labor and delivery. Failure to spot signs that the baby is in distress, leaving the baby in the birth canal for too long, delaying a decision to perform a C-section, poor use of forceps or other tools during the birth, or failing to notice a breech birth. All these are examples of potential medical malpractice scenarios that could lead to you needing legal services to pursue a claim against those responsible. Our super lawyers will represent you to the best of their abilities and will aggressively pursue a settlement with the defendant’s insurance company.
If your child has suffered a birth injury in Canton, Michigan, then you need a personal injury attorney who will fully represent clients. We recognize that injury victims who have suffered because of medical malpractice often need specialized care for the rest of their lives and we will fight to ensure they receive every cent they deserve.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates are one of the leading medical malpractice law firms representing clients from Canton. We offer a free consultation so why not book one by calling us today at (866)-779-7331.
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