Our Ypsilanti cerebral palsy attorneys at the Michigan law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. actively pursue cases for children who have cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence. For almost 50 years, we have successfully helped thousands of families obtain justice and the financial compensation needed to secure their child’s future.
When a doctor, hospital, nurse or other medical health care professionals and facilities fail to follow the proper standards of medical care prior to birth, during labor and delivery, or after birth, the child could suffer a brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy.
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 Ypsilanti 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 brain damage or other medical conditions was caused due to medical negligence or 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. Compensation 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 the City of Ypsilanti and surrounding areas, and may be held responsible in a birth injury lawsuit include:
- St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, Ypsilanti, Michigan
- Select Specialty Hospital, Ypsilanti, Michigan
- University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Call our law office today at (800) 606-1717 to have a conversation with a top rated Ypsilanti 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.
Ypsilanti Cerebral Palsy Resources
Cerebral Palsy Support Group – Facebook support group page where individuals can share stories, experiences, and recommendations with each other.
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan – Connects people with disabilities to the opportunities and resources needed to live productive and independent lives.
UCLC – Ann Arbor University Center of Michigan for the Development of Language & Literacy.