Birth Injury Lawyer Michigan
If your child was injured at birth, find out immediately how this tragedy occurred; our Michigan birth injury lawyer can help
Many types of injuries can occur during pregnancy, labor or after birth.
Caring for a child who was injured at birth is a lifetime challenge faced by many parents in Michigan. If your child was injured at birth, then we urge you to talk to a Michigan birth injury lawyer or Michigan birth injury attorney.
If the birth injury was caused by medical error, then filing a medical malpractice claim through our Michigan birth injury attorney can result in much needed financial assistance for your staggering medical and other costs.
Free consultation with our Michigan birth injury NURSE ATTORNEY
If you suspect someone in your family may be the victim of medical malpractice, speak to our Michigan Dystocia Lawyer, Michigan Erbs Palsy Lawyer, or our Michigan Birth injury Lawyer for a free consultation.
Our expert lawyers have helped many families
The Michigan birth injury attorney at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, PC, has helped many families cope with the emotional struggles of dealing with birth injuries. Eileen Kroll, our expert on birth injuries, is an attorney and Registered Nurse with experience in the medical field. You must be sure, however, to contact Eileen as soon as possible so a timely and accurate discovery of facts is accomplished.
“Eileen Kroll has a special interest in birth trauma,” says senior partner Terry Cochran. “Eileen’s nursing background offers real advantages because she understands the law, understands medicine, and understands how the law has affected the medical profession. When a doctor or nurse fails a patient, she can key in on the issues quickly for the benefit of her client.”
You will learn from Eileen Kroll that indeed medical error does cause birth injuries or can increase their severity or permanence. Medical errors include: failing to anticipate birth complications, such as your baby’s twisted umbilical cord; failure to respond appropriately to bleeding; failure to respond to fetal distress; delay in ordering a cesarean section when medically necessary; misuse of forceps or a vacuum extractor during delivery; or poor care after the birth.
After Eileen signs you as a client, she and her team will collect all your medical records and review them carefully to create a timeline of the prenatal and birthing events. Then they will have the records reviewed by expert physicians who specialize in obstetrical care and delivery.
“Birth trauma is an injury to the baby at the time of delivery or shortly before delivery.” Birthing injuries can also occur from inappropriate prenatal care and treatment. “A number of problems can occur both prenatally and during the birthing process. Doctors and nurses are supposed to know of potential danger signs and react as soon as possible for the safety of the baby. If the doctor or the nurse fails to respond quickly, the baby can suffer brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy, nerve injury or even death.”
“With a thorough evaluation of your prenatal care, labor and delivery events and after care” adds Kroll, “we can pinpoint when the brain injury occurred and if it was due to negligence. Then we can move forward and prepare for a settlement that is based on the extent of your child’s injury and needs in the future. Although we can’t take away the pain or emotional trauma you and your child have suffered, we can help relieve your financial needs for your child’s lifelong care.”
Types of birth injuries
One of the common birth injuries results from hyperstimulation with Pitocin. This can cause the uterus to have too many contractions or too strong of contractions. When this occurs, there is decreased oxygen to the baby’s brain. If this condition goes on too long and is not appropriately responded to, the decreased oxygen results in brain damage and even fetal death.
Nurse attorney Kroll adds: “If you’re wondering if your baby has suffered a birth injury, some of the things to consider include:”
- problems with your prenatal care such as the baby measuring behind your gestational dates
- difficult and/or prolonged labor
- lack of progression of labor
- decreases in the baby’s heart rate during labor
- a large fetus who shows signs of physical trauma such as a fractured skull or multiple bruising around the face
- forceps delivery
- breech birth
- emergent or urgent cesarean section
“It is estimated that 2-7 babies out of 1000 will suffer birth injuries. You and your baby deserve the safest care and treatment and every precaution should be pursued by health care providers to protect your baby and ensure a healthy delivery. We are ready and able to help you uncover the truth.”
Cochran Kroll and Associates provides you with a comprehensive team of legal professionals headed by a very experienced nurse attorney, to anyone who suspects they or someone in their family may have suffered a birth injury from medical negligence.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates offers free consultations to anyone who suspects someone in their family may be the victim of medical malpractice.
Our nurse attorney Eileen Kroll has close to 30 years of experience helping families. If you have a child with a birth injury, let Eileen and her team of professionals help you uncover the truth.
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A heavy burden to bear
The financial burden of caring for a child with a birth injury can be catastrophic. Because the condition does not improve over time, the parents will face that financial burden throughout the child’s life. Such an extreme financial burden should be shared by those responsible when medical malpractice has been established. Both Kroll and Cochran agree that most doctors, nurses and hospitals are excellent but strongly feel that when malpractice is involved in a birth injury the baby and parents must be adequately compensated.
Statutes of limitation limit the length of time you have to file a lawsuit. Depending on the nature of your case, the time limits may be from one to 15 years after the incident. If you fail to file a lawsuit within that time period you may forever be denied the justice due you. If your baby was injured at birth and you believe that you have a case, it is critical that you seek legal help quickly.
If you believe you are a victim of a birth injury, let Cochran, Kroll & Associates fight for your rights.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates will provide a free consultation, either on the telephone, over the Internet, in person and sometimes at your home or in the hospital room. You will be charged a contingency fee which means that the attorney will only be paid a fee if a recovery is made. “The purpose of the contingency fee agreement is to provide access to justice, says Cochran. “It would be totally unfair if an injured person was unable to seek compensation because he or she couldn’t afford an attorney.”
The Law Offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of injuries, disabilities and death. The firm does not represent insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its practice upon representing individuals and families.
RESULTS-DRIVEN TRACK RECORD
Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury
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.
RESULT: $15.8 MILLION
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
RESULT: $1 MILLION
Accidents & Injuries/Brain Injury
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
RESULT: $1.4 Million
Medical Malpractice / Misdiagnosis
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.
RESULT: $9 MILLION
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
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.
RESULT: $3.3 MILLION
Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site Injury
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
RESULT: $1.25 MILLION
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
RESULT: $1.9 Million
Medical Malpractice / Birth Trauma
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
RESULT: $3.8 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site/Workplace Injury
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
RESULT: $1.5 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Truck Accident
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.
RESULT: $1.3 Million
Medical Malpractice/Cancer Misdiagnosis
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.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
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.
Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury
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.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.