Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer

Birth injury from pediatric surgery

Having a baby is one of the most joyous events a family can experience. Parents wait long months for the arrival of their child. They prepare for and dream of the day they will finally get to see and hold their baby. While most children are delivered safely without problems, there are some births that go horribly wrong because of mistakes made by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals. Those mistakes can result in tragic labor and birth injuries that can alter the course of the baby’s life.

The compassionate and skilled attorneys of The Clark Law Office want to help you fight for justice for your child. We want to help you obtain the compensation your child deserves for the injuries sustained at birth due to mistakes made by medical professionals. Compensation will not undo the damage nor ease the pain you have suffered as you watch your child struggle due to his or her injuries. However, compensation from a birth injury lawsuit can provide access to much-needed resources that can help you and your child.  Call 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Michigan birth injury attorney.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are a broad classification of personal injuries that occur during labor and birth to an infant. Not all injuries sustained during labor and delivery process are the result of carelessness; some injuries are the direct result of medical mistakes or negligence.  Examples of labor and delivery injuries that give rise to a birth injury case include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Bone fracture and Broken Bones
  • Brain Damage Other Head Injuries
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Umbilical Cord Problems
  • Brachial Plexus
  • C-section Mistakes
  • Birth Asphyxia
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Paraplegia & Quadriplegia

Liability for Birth Injuries

Birth injury in Michigan hospitalApproximately 7 in 1,000 infants born in the United States suffer some type of birth injury. It is estimated that 28,000 children suffer birth injuries each year in this country. While the defense offered by doctors that “nothing could be done” is correct in some cases, that is not true in all cases. In some situations, the actions or in-actions of the medical staff are the direct cause of the birth injury. When this is the case, the doctor, hospital or other responsible parties can be held liable for the injury and resulting damages.

When handling a birth injury case, our first step is to determine how the injury occurred and if the injury was caused by the negligence of a doctor, nurse, medical facility, or another party. We then work with experts to build a strong and convincing case to recover compensation for you and your child. A birth injury lawsuit is a complex undertaking. Our attorneys have experience with this type of personal injury case, and we understand how to work with medical experts to obtain the evidence we need to prove your child was injured because of the negligence of another party.

In addition to proving that a medical provider caused your child’s injury, it is also important to show how the birth injury will impact your child’s life. We want to demonstrate how your child will suffer long-term physical, developmental, or neurological problems because of the birth injury. By showing how the birth injury impacts your child’s life, we can maximize the amount of compensation your child can receive for his or her birth injury.

It is our goal to recover compensation for your child that helps you provide for the special needs of your child in addition to compensating you for your emotional distress, mental anguish, and financial losses. Because you have a limited time to file a birth injury lawsuit, it is important that you contact our office as soon as possible to discuss your case with an experienced birth injury lawyer.

Medical Errors That Lead To The Development of Birth Injuries

  • Failing to diagnose and treat premature labor;
  • Improper use of drugs to induce labor such as Pitocin;
  • Failing to anticipate problems with the birth such as taking into consideration the mother’s health risks or problems with prior births;
  • Failing to treat excessive bleeding;
  • Failing to respond to an irregular heartbeat;
  • Misusing forceps or vacuum extraction;
  • Pulling on the infant’s shoulders or head during the birth;
  • Mistakes made during circumcision;
  • Failing to diagnose or respond to umbilical (i.e. the cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck); and,
  • Improper care of the infant after birth.

Call a Michigan Birth Injury Attorney for Help

The attorneys of The Clark Law Office understand you and your family have been through a traumatic event. You have suffered enormous emotional and financial damages because of the negligence of others. Our birth injury lawyers investigate the cause of your child’s disabilities to help you obtain compensation for the preventable injury sustained by your child during the birthing process.  Call our office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your legal options for seeking justice for your child for the wrongful acts of your doctor and/or medical staff. We have offices in Okemos and Lansing for your convenience.