The arrival of a new baby should be a time of joy and celebration. But what happens when something goes wrong? When medical negligence leads to severe birth injuries or even wrongful death? That joy is replaced by concern, worry, and stress. And while our first thoughts are on the health and well being of our child, at some stage we will need to think about mounting medical bills, about planning future care and medical treatment, and about caring for the child for the rest of its life when needed.
When medical professionals fail in their duty of care, the effects can be devastating to all concerned. If your child has suffered as a result of medical malpractice, then you want personal injury attorneys representing you who have experience of personal injury law as it pertains to the area around medical negligence.
While some birth injuries can be relatively minor and may only need limited treatment, many more can be severe and may have lifelong effects on the child. Where an infant has brain damage, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury, then they will need intensive personal care and medical treatment for all of their lives. And the need for close personal care often means that families face a choice of either one parent giving up work or having to pay for professional care. And all that medical treatment and specialized care come at a high financial cost too.
Although some birth injuries may be caused by genetic factors and thus not subject to a medical malpractice suit, the vast majority are due to some level of medical negligence at some stage of pregnancy. Most birth injuries occur as a result of errors during labor and delivery, including staff failing to notice the baby is in distress, poor use of instruments, over physical delivery, and other causes.
If the fetus is deprived of oxygen, this can cause serious repercussions. This can happen in several ways, such as if the umbilical cord gets wrapped around the baby’s neck. Lack of oxygen can lead to brain damage and to conditions such as ADHD or cerebral palsy.
When your child has suffered birth injuries, then you want a law firm representing you with vast experience in this field. Our personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates represent clients across Michigan from Ann Arbor to serving Flint. We offer a free initial appointment to anyone considering pursuing personal injury cases at our conveniently located law office. If you would like to book an appointment, give us a 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.