Yes, you can file a Michigan birth injury lawsuit, if your child suffers anoxic encephalopathy due to a doctor or nurse’s failure to timely diagnose the condition and treat your newborn. Doctors and nurses should be highly trained to recognize the common symptoms of anoxic encephalopathy. This includes both symptoms before birth and at the time of delivery. If the condition is timely diagnosed, there are certain management measures that can be taken to minimize the injury or harm to the child.
The failure to timely diagnose and treat a newborn with anoxic encephalopathy can give rise to a birth injury lawsuit for medical malpractice. To prove this type of case, it must b established that the child had anoxic encephalopathy, it was not timely diagnosed or treated, and if it was properly treated then the newborn would not have suffered any serious injury or harm.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys can prove these elements of the case for your child. The settlements in these cases are typically very significant because the negligent medical providers must compensate both the child and the family for the lifetime of damages and for the necessary funds to provide the best care and education for the child. To learn more about how an anoxic encephalopathy lawsuit can help your child and your family, call our Michigan birth injury medical malpractice law team now at (800) 606-1717.