Raising a healthy child is difficult enough, but raising a special needs child poses additional significant challenges to parents. A child born with cerebral palsy or birth injury will often require both specialized education and housing accommodations, not to mention the significant lifetime medical expenses. And who will take of your child when you are no longer able to do it?
These questions and concerns cause parents of special needs children tremendous stress everyday of the week. There are often many sleepless nights. When the birth injury was caused by a medical error, the legal system can often provide parents the financial support necessary not only to raise their child, but to also to provide financial benefits for child's lifetime. Many birth injury lawsuits result in settlements well in excess of $2,000,000.00 for these very reasons. We can help you win your case!
One of the most common birth injuries is cerebral palsy and its variations. Erb's palsy and brachial plexus palsy. Cerebral palsy is defined as damage to the motor areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth. Cerebral palsy may be acquired after the birth of a child. This results from damage to the brain in the first months, or years of life. The injury may be a brain infection (bacterial meningitis, viral encephalitis) or other infant brain injury following an accident.
Medical professionals are required to recognize changing conditions in the fetus and mother during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and immediately after birth. Failure to maintain an acceptable standard of treatment can result in a wide range of problems to the baby that can indicate cerebral palsy and other conditions, including:
Cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, and brachial plexus palsy are usually caused by a reduction in oxygen or hypoxia during birth. These conditions often arise because of:
Other medical mistakes that take place before or during birth include administering too much Pitocin, failing to refer the mother to a specialist when problems arose during pregnancy, and neglecting to have a pediatrician present at delivery during a high-risk pregnancy, all of which can lead to cerebral palsy.
The statute of limitations for birth injury cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years after the minors 10th birthday. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the cerebral palsy lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Our attorneys will represent you in your Michigan birth injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
If your child suffers from birth injuries, you should contact the Michigan law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers about your case.