The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have experience representing children who have suffered brain injuries and their families. Many of these cases arise out of brain injuries that occur during or shortly after birth while the child is a newborn. This mirrors national statistics since on a national scale, most childhood brain injury cases tend to relate to newborns.
Medical malpractice cases seek to hold doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other healthcare providers accountable for preventable errors that occur during medical treatment. Some common errors that occur during the delivery of a baby include:
Head injury from a fall after an abrupt vaginal delivery
Profound developmental delay from inadequate hydration of a dehydrated newborn
Developmental delay and/or cerebral palsy secondary to failure to timely diagnose and treat hypoglycemia
Many of our clients file a lawsuit because they feel they were not fully informed about the medical problems facing their child at the time the injury occurred. Very often, our clients have felt they were not prepared for the possibility of long-term neurological problems.
The injuries resulting from traumatic brain injuries are often permanent, and result in a variety of traumatic brain injury damages. Cases involving brain injuries have substantial value for both jury verdicts and settlements. This is because of the tremendous costs and expenses related to caring for a brain injured child and the loss of a child's earnings over his or her lifetime.
There are many excellent support groups for brain injury patients in their families throughout the United States that promote treatment, prevention, and education. Most states have strong local chapters of the national associations, including a Michigan chapter.
We handle Michigan medical malpractice cases in Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit, Eastpointe, East Lansing, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Flint, Garden City, Grand Rapids, Grosse Pointe, Hazel Park, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kentwood, Lansing, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Mount Clemens, Muskegon, Novi, Oak Park, Okemos Owosso, Pontiac, Port Huron, Portage, Rochester, Roseville, Royal Oak, Saginaw, St. Clair Shores, Shelby Township, Southgate, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Troy, Utica, Warren, Waterford, Westland, Wyoming, Ypsilanti, Zeeland Alcona County, Alger County, Allegan County, Alpena County, Antrim County, Arenac County, Baraga County, Barry County, Bay County, Benzie County, Berrien County, Branch County, Calhoun County, Cass County, Charlevoix County, Cheboygan County, Chippewa County, Clare, County, Clinton County, Crawford County, Delta County, Dickinson County, Eaton County, Emmet County, Gladwin County, Genesee County, Gogebic County, Grand Traverse County, Gratiot County, Hillsdale County, Houghton County, Huron County, Ingham County, Ionia County, Iosco County, Iron County, Isabella County, Jackson County, Kalamazoo County, Kalkaska County, Kent County, Keweenaw County, Lake County, Lapeer County, Leelanau County, Lenawee County, Livingston County, Luce County, Mackinac County, Macomb County, Manistee County, Marquette County, Mason County, Mecosta County, Menominee County, Midland County, Missaukee County, Montcalm County, Montmorency County, Muskegon County, Monroe County, Newaygo County, Oakland County, Oceana County, Ogemaw County ,Ontonagon County, Osceola County, Oscoda County, Otsego County, Presque Isle County, Ottawa County, Roscommon County, Saginaw County, Saint Joseph County, Sanilac County, Schoolcraft County, Shiawassee County, St. Clair County, Tuscola County, Van Buren County, Washtenaw County, Wayne County, Wexford County and all Michigan cities and counties. We handle Michigan medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, wrongful death, emergency room errors, surgery mistakes, anesthesia injuries, failure to diagnose cancer, gallbladder surgery, bariatric and gastric bypass surgery, medication errors, pharmacy, meningitis, pneumonia, lasik surgery, aortic aneurysm, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, strokes, pulmonary embolism, blindness, cauda equina syndrome, oral cancer, blood clots, hip dysplasia, hospital falls, spinal surgery, heart attacks, hospital infections, chiropractor injuries, podiatrist mistakes, and all other medical negligence cases.