When our child is born and has suffered some form of birth injuries, then our initial reaction is to be emotionally traumatized. Our first thoughts lie with the infant and we want to know the prognosis and what needs the baby may have in the long term. It may be only later that our thoughts turn to liability and identifying medical negligence as the cause, whether at the prenatal stage or during labor and delivery.
Where medical malpractice is the cause of any birth trauma, then we want to make sure that we engage the best birth injury attorneys available. Birth injury cases are about far more than making any liable party pay, they are more about ensuring that the medical and care needs of the child will always be met.
Although the causes of birth trauma can occur at any stage of pregnancy, the majority of errors happen during the final stages of labor and delivery. Brain injury in a newborn is often caused by oxygen deprivation and reduced blood flow but can also be caused by over physicality during delivery, poor use of delivery tools such as forceps, delaying a Caesarean section, or medical staff failing to notice the fetus is in distress.
Cerebral palsy can result from brain damage at birth, as can milder conditions such as ADHD. Other common birth injuries include ones related to nerve damage such as Erb’s palsy which affects the infant’s upper arm. Erb’s palsy is a form of brachial plexus injury and other types can see effects extend to the hand or shoulder.
One of the most devastating birth injuries that can occur is spinal cord damage. While infant spinal cord injuries only account for some 5% of all spinal cord injuries in the U.S., they can have profound and lifelong effects on the child’s life as they may suffer widespread paralysis and will need constant personal care.
Whatever the type of birth trauma that has happened, you need experienced attorneys from a law firm based in Detroit, MI. You want legal advice from a team experienced in this area of law and with a proven track record in pursuing medical malpractice claims.
Here at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, we believe in building a strong attorney-client relationship. We also believe in showing empathy and understanding to clients who have been through a traumatic experience. To help evaluate your case, we offer an initial free consultation at our law offices located conveniently in Detroit, Michigan. If you would like to book that first appointment, why not contact us 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.