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Michigan Brachial Plexus Injury Attorney

The birth of a new child is almost always an incredibly joyous occasion. Many families look forward to the moment of birth for many months or even many years. But births are only successful if everything goes well. There is almost no margin for error. The slightest misstep could cause a permanent birth injury, like a brachial plexus injury. Money alone cannot make up for a loss like this, but at Buchanan Firm, our Michigan brachial plexus injury lawyers do our best to obtain both the compensation and justice your family deserves. If a tragic birth injury has affected your family, let our Michigan brachial plexus injury attorneys help you. Contact us today.

Experience matters more than anything in situations like these, and our professionals have an excellent track record of success. Because of our background, our Grand Rapids injury attorneys do not charge any upfront legal fees in these cases. Furthermore, we approach each case as if it will go all the way to trial, even though we quickly obtain favorable settlements in many situations.

Diagnosing and Treating Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus area is a bundle of nerves under a person’s arm. These nerves control most of the movements on that side of the body. So, an injury to this area affects more than the use of arms and legs. It also affects the face and head. Birth injuries cause most of these injuries, including Erb’s Palsy.

If your child does not move or look like the other children, it may not be just a phase and it may not be because of unique physical characteristics. After you reach out to our Michigan birth injury attorneys, the legal and medical team at Buchanan Firm arranges for specialized diagnostic tests, like:

  • Electromyography: During an EMG, doctors slip an electrode below the skin and into the brachial plexus nerve bundle. This test causes some discomfort, but it is extremely reliable in court.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: MRIs use radio waves to create a magnetic field that closely examines the intricate brachial plexus nerve area. Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers know how to interpret these test results, and our legal professionals know how to explain these results to a jury.
  • Computerized Tomography: CT scans gently bombard the brachial plexus with X-rays, so doctors can see any evidence of damages. Before the test, doctors often inject contrast material into the nerves, to make the results even more visual.

These sophisticated tests are expensive, and many times, health insurance companies refuse to cover litigation-related costs. So, our brachial plexus injury attorneys arrange for families to receive diagnostic treatment at no upfront cost. Providers agree to defer billing until the case is resolved.

Evidence in Brachial Plexus Birth Injury Claims

All these tests serve as powerful evidence in court. Most Michigan courtrooms have high-definition video screens and other devices, so jurors can clearly see these medical images.

This clinical proof is effective and necessary since the victim/plaintiff must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence. But MRI and other images only go so far, even when we partner with top physicians in the field. This evidence needs a human touch, which is why we help families tell their stories to jurors. Something almost mystical happens when ordinary people take the stand and tell jurors what they saw at the moment of birth and what they see every day.

If there is sufficient evidence of negligence, the hospital, clinic, or other organization which employed the negligent doctor or another medical professional is usually responsible for damages. As a result, many Michigan jurors award significant punitive damages in birth injury cases. This additional money helps discourage future misconduct, so your birth injury claim prevents future adverse situations.

Connect with a Michigan Med Mal Lawyer Today

Physician negligence usually causes brachial plexus injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced Michigan medical malpractice attorney, contact Buchanan Firm. After-hours visits are available.