Our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers are reporting a recent settlement of a medical malpractice case filed by the parents of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The lawsuit was filed against a hospital, including its physicians and nursing staff, alleging that the medical team failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of fetal distress in a mother at 40 weeks gestation. The suit alleged that a C-Section should have been performed in a timely manner to prevent injury or harm to the baby.
The baby was born is serious condition and was transferred to another hospital for intensive care management. The infant suffered from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or lack of oxygen to the brain. The child is blind, spastic, and quadriplegic and requires twenty-four a day care. The lawsuit settled for $3,250,000 prior to a trial.
When a parent of a child with cerebral palsy contacts our office to investigate their case, we obtain all of the pre-natal records and the complete medical chart for the birth of the child. We carefully review these records, including the fetal monitoring strips, to look for clues as to whether medical neglect was a contributing cause of the condition. We also work closely with highly-credentialed medical experts to evaluate the records and provide us with an expert opinion.
If our investigation determines that medical malpractice was a cause of the cerebral palsy, we prepare and file a lawsuit for the child and parents. The damages in these cases are significant, primarily due to the lifelong costs and medical expenses associated with raising and educating this special needs child. The lawsuit helps the family and child with care, education, and financial assistance for the lifetime of the child.
It is essential that the parents of a child with cerebral palsy contact our office if they suspect medical malpractice was a cause of the condition. There are strict time limitations for pursuing these cases and the failure to act in timely manner can forever bar the child’s right to a file a lawsuit. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to win your case.