It never ceases to amaze and disappoint us how poorly doctors and hospital staff communicate with patients, especially after an unexpected and tragic event like a severe birth injury. Many of our clients come to us for help because they are not getting straight answers, and in some cases no answers at all. Our Michigan birth injury lawyers understand your frustration in simply wanting to know if your baby’s injury was caused by a preventable mistake or by one of life’s natural results. We successfully answer that question for many parents and will answer it for you, too (contact our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers).
If you or someone close to you suffered difficult labor and delivery resulting in injury to your newborn child, act quickly and seek legal advice to preserve evidence. The only way to determine whether the injury was avoidable is to have prenatal care, delivery, and newborn medical care reviewed by professionals who know the complex medicine between mother and fetus during gestation stresses the infant undergoes during birth, effects of those stresses, adjusting to life outside the womb, and responses to stresses and factors of the environment. At Buchanan Firm, our combined legal-medical team has decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases, including birth injury cases and birth trauma cases. We have experienced medical professionals on staff to talk with you immediately and review your claim. A Michigan birth injury lawyer at the Buchanan Firm will quickly and efficiently assess the medical records and facts to take immediate action to protect your child’s rights and when malpractice is found, fight to secure fair and just compensation for the harms and losses. If your child suffered birth trauma due to malpractice, contact us for a free consultation. Our Michigan birth injury lawyers will recover maximum compensation.
For every 1,000 babies born in the United States, six will suffer a birth injury or birth trauma. That amounts to approximately 2 million birth injuries each year in the United States. Some injuries resolve quickly or are easily treatable, while other birth injuries are more serious and cause developmental delays or neurological deficiencies that alter life. Carrying and delivering a baby is a delicate process and complications can occur from several factors. Though there are many possible causes of birth injury, there are common causes or contributing risk factors:
A birth injury occurs even without malpractice, under the best medical care, where nothing should have or could have been done by the healthcare providers to avoid injury, health problems, or permanent disabilities. Unfortunately, some birth injuries result from medical negligence or medical errors by healthcare professionals. In many cases, a birth injury in Michigan could have been prevented altogether (or may have been made considerably less severe) if timely and appropriate intervention by healthcare providers had occurred. Common errors or mishaps include:
When birth injury or birth trauma occurs, there is a risk of long-term, permanent, and life-changing harm for the baby. In severe cases, the child will experience developmental disorders, brain damage, or nerve damage. Common, serious, and long-term medical issues include:
If you feel you may have a birth trauma case or medical malpractice claim, please contact our Michigan law firm for an immediate and free individual case evaluation. Our experienced Michigan birth injury lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and help you fight for fair compensation to ease your financial burden after a birth injury.