Our East Lansing cerebral palsy attorneys at the Michigan law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have been investigating cases for infants and children diagnosed with cerebral palsy for almost 50 years. Often times, the real reason why a child has CP is because of a medical mistake or error on behalf of a doctor, hospital, nurse or other medical health care professionals and facilities. Any medical professional who fails to live up to the obligation to provide reasonable care can be held legally responsible if the failure directly causes the child to suffer brain damage or other medical problems.
If you or someone you care about in the East Lansing area has a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you owe it to yourself to find out if your child’s condition was due to a medical mistake. If it is determined that your child was injured prior to birth, during labor and delivery, or after birth due to a medical mistake, it can give rise to a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
In these lawsuits, compensation can usually be received by both the child and the parents. Successful settlements for cerebral palsy cases typically includes lifetime medical, housing, and educational benefits for the child which will help secure their future.
Some of the most common causes of that give rise to filing a cerebral palsy lawsuit include the failure to:
- Order specific tests during pregnancy; and not interpreting these tests correctly
- Perform a cesarean section in the presence of fetal distress
- Deliver the infant when the membranes have been ruptured for more than 24 hours
- Monitor the fetus, or to respond to signs of fetal distress
- Act quickly when the water breaks, there was unexpected bleeding, labor failed to progress, or maternal blood pressure rose suddenly.
Some of the largest community hospitals that are located in East Lansing and surrounding areas, and may be held responsible in a birth injury lawsuit include:
- Sparrow Hospital, East Lansing, Michigan
- William Beaumont Hospital, Lansing, Michigan
- McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital, Lansing, Michigan
Call our law office today at (800) 606-1717 to have a conversation with a top rated East Lansing cerebral palsy lawyer. We will obtain all medical records and consult with board certified physicians to determine the exact cause of your child’s condition. We advance all costs for you and do not charge any fees or costs unless we win a settlement. It literally will cost you nothing to get started on your case.
East Lansing Cerebral Palsy Resources
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan – East Lansing – Network that connects people with disabilities to the opportunities and resources needed to live productive and independent lives.
Early Intervention Programs – Early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delay(s) and/or disabilities, and their families.
Lansing State Office of Special Education – Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.