With around 28,000 birth injuries every year across the U.S., the realities of medical malpractice when it comes to pregnancy is a tragic reality. The effects of birth trauma can affect a family for the rest of the child’s life when the condition is severe and the child may need ongoing medical treatment and personal care.
Having a competent birth injury attorney pursue your claim can help ensure that your family receives the compensation it deserves and that the negligent medical professional responsible for any error is held responsible.
Many people assume that birth injuries can only be as a result of something going wrong during labor and delivery. The reality is that a medical error can happen at any point from the moment you know you are pregnant. In the early prenatal stages of pregnancy, a doctor may fail to notice warning signs of issues with the fetus. Or a pharmacist may make a mistake with the medication you are prescribed.
But it is true to say that the majority of errors happen in the later stages of pregnancy or during delivery itself. Injuries can be caused by a diverse range of reasons and negligence. These can include things such as failing to spot that the fetus is in distress, delaying a decision to carry out a C-section, being over physical when handling the baby, heavy-handedness when using delivery tools such as forceps, failing to spot if a baby is in breech position or if the umbilical cord is wrapped around the neck, and many others.
The effects of birth trauma can be very serious and, in extreme cases, can even cause death. Common conditions resulting from birth injuries include cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain damage, spinal cord injury and paralysis, brachial plexus injuries, and many more. With some of these conditions needing permanent and ongoing medical treatment, specialized personal care, and potential adaptations to your home and vehicle, getting good legal advice in Dearborn, Michigan, is essential. With a team of good personal injury lawyers represent you in any personal injury case, you have a better chance of a positive outcome.
If you look in a lawyer’s directory, you will see our lawyer’s rating is one of the highest in the State of Michigan. If you have been affected by a birth injury in Dearborn, Mi, our team of super lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates can represent you throughout any claims process. Medical malpractice is one of the main practice areas our personal injury attorneys work in. We offer an initial free consultation at our convenient law offices serving Dearborn and surrounding areas. If you would like to book an appointment, please call us today at (866)-779-7331.
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Oakland County, Michigan
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Tuscola County, Michigan
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Wayne County, Michigan
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