How can a Michigan birth injury lawyer help you take care of your child born with cerebral palsy or another birth injury caused by a medical mistake?
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:
Poor sucking after birth
Seizures that develop within 24 to 48 hours
Poor muscle strength
Blue or dusky skin at birth
An infant who does not breathe at birth
An infant who has problems maintaining temperature after birth
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy
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:
A failure to order specific tests during pregnancy; and not interpreting these tests correctly
A failure to perform a cesarean section in the presence of fetal distress
A failure to deliver the infant when the membranes have been ruptured for more than 24 hours
A failure to monitor the fetus, or to respond to signs of fetal distress
A failure to act quickly when the waters broke, there was unexpected bleeding, labor failed to progress, or maternal blood pressure rose suddenly
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.
When excessive lateral traction is applied to the fetal neck region during delivery, shoulder dystocia can result. This can cause child's muscles to be torn, resulting in a limp arm. Improper use of forceps, turning the baby during its passage through the birth canal, and breach births are frequent causes of shoulder dystocia, and can usually be prevented. If your baby has been injured because of obstetrical malpractice before, during, and after birth, contact the birth injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. to discuss your options.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Birth Injury Lawsuits
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 Michigan birth injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Our attorneys will represent you in your Michigan birth injury / cerebral palsy 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 birth injury firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717to speak with one of our experienced Michigan birth injury lawyers about your case.
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We are Michigan cerebral palsy medical malpractice lawyers and Michigan birth injury lawyers handling cases involving birth trauma, c-section delay, shoulder dystocia, fetus asphyxia, fetal asphyxia, Group B Streptocococcus (GBS), hypoxic ishemic encephalopathy, anoxic encephalopathy, lack of oxygen, neonatal, pre-term birth, prenatal injury, placenta separation, uterine rupture, umbilical cord compression,umbilical cord clamping,anoxic brain injury, jaundice, kernicterus, hydrocephalus, hyperbilirubinea, RH-ABO incompatibility, sepsis, infections,infectious disease, meningitis, forcep injuries, nursery burn injuries, and labor and delivery negligence.
We represent Michigan birth injury victims diagnosed with brain damage, cerebral palsy, spastic cerebral palsy, ataxic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy, brachial plexus, Erb's palsy, mental retardation, premature birth, hypoxic-ischemic injury, anoxic brain injury, hydrocephalus, encephalopathy,spina bifida, neural tube defects, blindness, hearing loss, and all other types of brain injury.
We represent birth injury malpractice victims in birth trauma cases against hospitals, doctors, physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, OBGYNs, nurses, midwives, birthing centers, and clinics.
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