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Grand Rapids Birth Injury Lawyer

A serious birth injury can have a profound effect on the health of the mother, the baby, or both. If a birth-related medical mistake has adversely affected your family, contact the Buchanan Firm today to discuss your case. We can help you secure compensation for any birth injuries that have occurred due to the negligence of a medical provider and fight for justice for your family.

Why Choose the Buchanan Firm?

At the Buchanan Firm, our birth injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge to give you support during this trying time.

  • We have more than 60 years of combined legal experience representing those who have been injured due to negligence.
  • We are one of the only law firms in the state with certified medical professionals on staff to help us get a comprehensive, accurate assessment of your case.
  • We take all cases on a contingency fee basis – you do not pay any legal fees unless we secure compensation on your behalf.

We are dedicated to helping the injured receive the help they deserve.

Most Common Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur before, during, and after birth. The most common birth injuries include:

  • Brain injury, such as cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus injury, such as Erb’s palsy
  • Untreated jaundice
  • Fractures
  • Hypoxia – a lack of oxygen to the brian
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Bruising

Medical professionals take the utmost care to ensure a baby is delivered as safely as possible – but in some instances, they unfortunately do not exercise due diligence, resulting in injury.

Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can be caused by:

  • Errors in labor and delivery
  • Failure to administer the correct medications during delivery
  • Failure to properly monitor the status of the baby during pregnancy
  • Prolonged labor due to complications
  • Improper use of medical instruments such as vacuums and forceps
  • Failure to give proper postpartum care after the baby is born

In nearly all causes of birth injury, the common factor is negligence – the failure of a medical professional to uphold their duty of care to a patient.

We Hire Medical Professionals to Help You

The Buchanan Firm is one of the few law firms in the nation who retains certified medical professionals on staff to assist in all of our medical malpractice cases. Birth injury cases are notoriously complex and stressful due to the circumstances and the potential parties involved. Our team of medical experts help us assist in birth injury cases by:

  • Giving a full, accurate assessment of the case
  • Lending medical support during this stressful period
  • Determining who can be held liable for the birth injury
  • Determining how much you may be able to receive for compensation
  • Recommending other medical professionals who may be able to provide further assistance to your needs

Whether it be legal or medical support, the Buchanan Firm wants to help you in any way we can.

Let Us Help You Today

If you or a loved one is dealing with the effects of a birth injury, please contact us today to discuss your case. We understand the difficulty of your situation, and we want to help you receive the support and compensation you deserve.