Our Michigan birth injury lawyers handle cases involving a brain damaged baby. These lawsuits are often filed against hospitals and physicians for medical mistakes made during pregnancy, delivery, or after birth. Medical errors are a known cause of brain damage in a baby and many were preventable with proper care and treatment.
What are Causes of Brain Damage in Babies?
Some of the causes of neonatal brain damage include:
- Hypoxia & Anoxia (low oxygen asphyxia)
- Ischemia (low blood pressure and flow)
- Hemorrhages, spontaneous or traumatic
- Apnea; cessation of breathing
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Kernicterus (excessive bilirubin)
- Infection (e.g., meningitis)
- Seizures (which complicate and exacerbate other pathologic processes)
Neonatal brain damage can occur in the absence of a medical mistake. Our experienced lawyers will review all of the pre-natal records, birth records, and other medical records to determine if the problems were natural or caused by medical malpractice. Some of the medical malpractice causes of neonatal brain damage include:
- Forceps or vacuum extraction injuries
- Failure to perform a cesarean section (C-Section)
- Delay in performing a cesarean section
- Failure to induce labor when there is fetal distress
- Failure to provide proper treatment for jaundice
- Use of improper force during delivery
What are the Grounds for a Michigan Brain Damage Baby Lawsuit?
Medical errors that cause brain damage to a baby can give rise to a birth injury lawsuit. These cases seek compensation for the lifetime of disability for the child, special education needs, special medical needs, and housing needs. The parents can also receive compensation for the extraordinary care that is required to raise a special needs child. Additionally, settlements also provide for care for the child after the parents are gone or can no longer provide the necessary care and environment as the child gets older.
Who is the best Michigan Birth Injury and Infant Death Lawyer?
The birth injury attorneys at Buckfire Law understand issues relating to infant death. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any birth injury or infant death.
Contact Your Michigan Brain Damage Baby Lawyers
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys can help you and your child recoup compensation for your suffering. 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 a birth injury lawsuit can help your child and your family, call our Michigan birth injury law team now at (800) 606-1717. We operate under a strict No Fee Promise, which means you do not owe any money unless we are able to reach a settlement or jury verdict for you. There is literally nothing to lose, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible!