According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), birth defects are the leading cause of death among infants. Medical care professionals at hospitals handle most births and deliveries properly, but medical negligence can occur. Birth injuries may be caused by the negligence of physicians, obstetrical nurses, or other medical providers or hospital staff. The Michigan birth injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent children who suffer birth defects or developmental disabilities and their families.
Types of Birth Defects
There are two main types of birth defects. They include structural and functional/developmental. Structural birth defects are related to a problem with body parts. Some of the most common physical problems include cleft lip or cleft palate, heart defects, such as missing or misshaped valves, and abnormal limbs, such as club foot. They also include neural tube defects such as problems related to the growth and development of the brain and spinal cord.
Functional birth defects are related to problem with how a body part or body system works. These problems often lead to developmental disabilities and include things such as nervous system or brain problems, sensory problem, metabolic disorders, and degenerative disorders.
Michigan Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities Lawsuits
When a medical mistake occurs and a baby suffers permanent birth defects or developmental disabilities the parents of the child can pursue a birth injury lawsuit against the doctor or hospital responsible. These lawsuits seek compensation for the injuries to the child and also for the significant expenses it will take to care for the child over his or her lifetime. This can include medical expenses, special education expenses, and even necessary housing costs. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will pursue all of these claims in a birth injury lawsuit.
Michigan Birth Defect & Developmental Disabilities Lawyer No Fee Promise
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!
Contact a Michigan Birth Defect & Developmental Disabilities Lawyer
If your child suffers from birth defects or developmental disabilities due to the error of the doctor or hospital, you should contact the Michigan birth injury firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced birth injury attorneys about your case. We will start your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!