Our birth injury attorneys in Michigan handle medical malpractice cases involving the premature birth injuries in twins, triplets and multiple births. Premature infants, or infants that are born a few weeks early, are at a high risk for birth defects since they are often underdeveloped and have a low birth weight. Twins, triplets, and other multiple birth children are commonly born prematurely. Premature infants can often have serious birth defects and conditions that affect them for the rest of their lives.
Mothers who are pregnant with two or more fetuses are often at a higher risk for having a premature infant. Infants that are born earlier than 32 weeks and weigh less than three and a half pounds are at a substantially greater risk of infection or permanent disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Even multiple birth infants that are carried closer to full term are typically smaller than single birth babies, which is likely due to the growth restriction. These low birth weight babies often have health problems and may require more care in the future.
Physicians and hospitals are trained to identify situations in which a twin or triplet might suffer serious injuries due to a premature birth and take all steps necessary to prevent injury or harm to the babies. If you had twins or multiple births and went into preterm labor and your physician did not try to prolong the pregnancy or take other action to prevent injury or harm to the babies, you may have the legal right to file a Michigan birth injury lawsuit. These lawsuits seek compensation for the injured children and the settlements in those cases help to provide necessary care, medical treatment, and education throughout the children’s lifetime.
Premature Birth Injuries For Twins & Triplets
Prematurely born infants often have a number of serious medical conditions and complications. These conditions can result in permanent injuries and harm to the child. Complications of premature birth include:
- Infection and sepsis
- Underdeveloped lungs
- Vision problems and blindness
- Brain bleeds
- Brain damage and mental retardation causing learning problems
- Cerebral Palsy
Contact a Michigan Premature Birth Injury Lawyer
If a doctor or hospital fails to take necessary to prevent a premature birth on twins, triplets, or multiple births and the babies suffer injuries as a result, you should contact our Michigan birth injury lawyers immediately. We will obtain all of your medical records and have them reviewed by our medical experts. If our medical team determines that you received improper medical care, we will file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking all damages allowed under Michigan law. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means we charge no legal fees or costs unless we win you a settlement. Remember, there are strict time deadlines to file a Michigan birth injury lawsuit so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you miss your deadline, the claim may be lost forever.