Our Michigan birth injury attorneys want new and returning parents to know about what they are getting themselves into when looking for the right doctor to deliver your baby. Cerebral Palsy is a brain injury that results during pregnancy or after the baby is born. There are multiple factors when a child is born that can lead to brain injuries or cerebral palsy. Some of these factors include:
- Lack of oxygen to the baby during labor and delivery
- Detachment of the placenta
- Improper use of delivery tools
- Infections in the mother during pregnancy
- Brain infectin during the first months of life (i.e. meningitis)
In cases where a doctor, nurse, or hospital commits medical errors that cause cerebral palsy or other injuries to a newborn, there may be recourse for the child and the family. In many cases, the child will have specialized living needs, require special education, and have other medical and supervision needs over his or her lifetime. When the injuries were due to medical malpractice or negligence, the family and child may be able to pursue a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit.
If your child suffers from birth injuries due to the negligence of a doctor, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced cerebral palsy lawyers in Michigan. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the information and medical records to win and settle your case.