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Our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers handle cases involving a brain damaged baby. These birth lawsuits are filed against hospitals and physicians for medical mistakes made during pregnancy, delivery, or after birth.  Medical errors can cause of brain damage in a baby and proper care and treatment could have prevented this injury.

Some of the causes of brain damage in a baby include: 

  • Hypoxia (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)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Jaundice 

Brain damage can occur in the absence of a medical error or 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 baby 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

Brain Damage Baby Lawsuits

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.

Contact Your Michigan Brain Damaged Baby Lawyers

Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys can help you and your child.  The settlements in these cases are 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 health care, housing, and education for the child.  To learn more about how a brain injured baby lawsuit can help your child and your family, call our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers now at (800) 606-1717 to start your case.  We pay all of the costs and only earn a fee if we win a settlement for you and your child.  Call today to get started.