When a baby is due to arrive, we always expect everything to go smoothly and that the medical professionals looking after our family will provide the highest standards of care possible. But, sadly, things sometimes go wrong, and medical negligence or errors can lead to traumatic and devastating birth injuries.
Although our initial focus will be on the health and well-being of mother and child, there will come a time when we have to turn our attention to more practical matters. When we look at the treatment and care our child will need and how much that is going to cost. At that point, we need to find a competent medical malpractice lawyer to represent us in any claim against the medical staff and their insurance companies.
There are around 76 birth injuries every day in the United States and most of them happen where the mothers are aged between 25 and 34. And while some birth injuries may be relatively minor with little needed in the way of medical treatment, many more can be extremely serious and may mean that the child needs medical treatment and personal care for the rest of their lives.
What leads to medical negligence can vary greatly, from tiredness to simple – but costly – mistakes. Delays in delivery or ordering a Caesarian section, failing to notice the fetus is having issues or is a breech baby or has its umbilical cord wrapped around neck can lead to serious conditions including cerebral palsy or brain damage. If one of the delivery staff is over-physical during delivery, it can cause spinal cord damage which may mean the infant is partially or wholly paralyzed. In extreme cases, birth injuries may lead to wrongful death.
Some of these conditions mean that the infant will need lifelong care, both medical care and personal care. In some cases, there may also be a need for your home or vehicle to be specially adapted. All these factors can mean high – and ongoing – expenses. Having the best legal representation available to clients from Macomb County means that you can be confident you will never be out of pocket.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates are one of the leading law firms in Metro Detroit who represent clients in personal injury cases, particularly medical malpractice suits. Our super lawyers provide the very best legal services when it comes to birth injury claims. Whether as negotiators with insurance companies or as trial lawyers, we will represent you to the best of our abilities. We offer a free initial appointment at our conveniently located law offices. Why not book that free consultation today by calling us 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.