Being given the news that your baby has suffered a birth injury is perhaps the most traumatic information a parent can receive. Knowing that medical negligence was the cause of any birth trauma can be confusing as we expect the highest standards from the medical professionals who provide medical care. But as with any profession, errors and negligence do happen, and when there has been a breach in the duty of care that has led to any injury, then we want to know that someone will be held liable.
Having an experienced birth injury attorney with a proven track record represent you means that some of your stress and worry may be reduced. Pursuing a medical malpractice case can be complicated but it is necessary to ensure those responsible are brought to account and, more importantly, that all medical and care expenses for your child will be covered.
The cause of a birth injury condition can happen at any point during pregnancy but are most frequent during the labor and delivery process. Mistakes can be made by your own physician in failing to identify potential health risks for the fetus. They may be made by a pharmacist giving you the wrong dosage of a medication. But it is with the team attending you in the final stages where most errors occur.
If the attending doctor is over physical in handling the baby, or if they use delivery instruments such as forceps improperly, then this can not only cause minor bruising but may also lead to conditions such as Infant Torticollis or Ptosis. But blunt force trauma during delivery may also lead to extremely serious birth injuries such as a spinal cord injury which may include partial or total paralysis. Oxygen deprivation is another common factor in birth trauma and may lead to mild or severe brain damage.
It is important to know that pursuing a medical malpractice case is not just about obtaining justice. It is about making the liable party or parties – through their insurance companies – pay reasonable compensation to cover any medical and care expenses you will incur for your child. Having a good personal injury lawyer from a law firm experienced in this area of the law can help achieve a positive outcome.
If you have experienced issues with a birth injury in Grand Rapids Michigan, then you need the super lawyers from Cochran, Kroll & Associates representing you. With vast experience of all types of personal injury cases, but particularly medical negligence suits, we can provide you with the best legal advice and a personal injury attorney who will represent you to the best of their ability. To discuss your case, we offer a free consultation that you can book today by calling toll-free 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.