Our Michigan birth injury lawyers handle cases involving neonatal malpractice claims. These cases often result in significant settlements and jury verdicts because of the cost of care for the special needs of the child throughout his or her lifetime. This includes costs for medical expenses, special education, specialized housing and transportation, and supervision.
A neonatologist must carefully monitor the baby for signs of distress before delivery. After the baby is born, the baby must continue to be closely examined for signs of newborn distress. If there is any evidence of fetal distress or newborn distress, the neonatologist must initiate treatment quickly to avoid permanent harm or injury to the baby.
In some instances, the doctors or nursing staff fail to timely recognize this distress and this can cause life-altering. There are many reasons for these failures, ranging from understaffing the neonatal department or simply just negligence in failing to properly monitor the baby. Whatever the reason, the baby can be deprived of oxygen and can suffer permanent brain damage. When this happens, the doctors and hospital who are responsible for any injuries must be held fully accountable.
Contact a Michigan Neonatal Malpractice Lawyer
It is essential to contact our office as soon as possible so that we can obtain your child’s complete medical chart to determine whether there was negligence involved in the treatment. There are strict time delays for filing medical malpractice lawsuits in Michigan so it is essential to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to see if your child has valid case.