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:

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 cerebral palsy 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.

Umbilical Cord Deaths

According to statistics, umbilical cord entanglements occur approximately in 1.5 per 1,000 deliveries. Medical mistakes from an umbilical cord complication that can lead to birth injury include:

  • Failure to monitor cord blood velocities
  • Failure to conduct high resolution ultrasound to detect umbilical cord complications
  • Failure to perform caesarian section in
  • Failure to detect cord knots and nuchal cord (umbilical cord wrapped around part of the body)
  • Failure to perform color Doppler sonogram studies

Contact a Michigan Birth Injury Attorney

If you would like more information about your legal rights as a result of medical malpractice, you can order our FREE book, “The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook,” by Michigan medical malpractice attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider’s report on medical malpractice claims and includes why most malpractice victims never receive compensation for their injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

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