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Our Michigan birth injury lawyers handle cases involving birth traumas.  You may have heard the term “birth trauma” but may not be sure exactly what it means.  Essentially, these terms include injuries that have just before birth, at the time of birth, or just after birth.  If the injuries are the result of medical negligence, it could give rise to a birth trauma lawsuit.

Pregnancy complications during labor can result in birth trauma from minor to severe or even death of the infant. When the physician or hospital does not take action to relieve baby’s distress during the birthing process to provide the best outcome of delivering during a complex problem, then the doctor or hospital may be subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Some Common Birth Trauma Injuries During Birth Delivery Process:

Bone fractures
•Spinal cord damage
•Oxygen deprivation
•Spinal cord damage
•Forceps injury

•Cerebral Palsy

The results of these types of injuries and trauma are often significant and last over the baby’s lifetime.  In severe cases, an injured child may required significant ongoing medical care, special education, specialized supervision, and even special housing needs.  In a birth trauma malpractice case, damages are sought to pay for these special needs.

You should be aware that not every birth injury is the result of medical malpractice.  These can occur even with the best possible medical treatment and care.  This is why it is necessary to hire an experienced lawyer to review the medical records to determine if your child’s condition was due to medical malpractice.  Many parents want this answer just for peace of mind and to know that they can do something for their child if there was medical negligent care.