Detroit Birth Injury Lawyer
The birth of your child should be one of the most joyous moments of your
life. But for some families, that moment quickly turns devastating when
their infant suffers a preventable birth injury.
Birth injury can be the result of negligent actions by a doctor or medical
staff, which is often preventable. At Goodman Acker, we can help you get
the answers you are seeking.
If your child suffers from a birth injury as the result of negligent care
by a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare professional, contact our birth
injury attorneys today. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to ensure
that the negligent party is held accountable and that you and your child
get access to the care and compensation you deserve for the rest of his
or her life.
Do not wait to get your questions answered and the help you need. Call our
Michigan personal injury attorneys today!
Common Types of Birth Injuries
When a birth injury occurs, an infant is at serious risk for suffering
permanent damage for the rest of their life. No matter what the injury,
the outcome and steps that follow can be emotionally taxing and highly complex.
Some of the most common types of birth injuries include:
Erb’s Palsy is a weakening or paralysis of the arm that occurs due
to a direct injury to the brachial plexus. Brachial plexus is a group
of never fibers that run from the spine, through the neck and armpit area,
and down the arm. When the brachial plexus nerves are injured it will
affect the movement of the infant’s upper arm and rotation of their
Erb’s Palsy will occur when a baby’s shoulders become stuck
on the mother’s pelvic bone. This can happen during a difficult
delivery, or when the doctor or nurse must deliver the baby quickly and
exert force to pull the baby from the birth canal. In most scenarios,
Erb’s Palsy can be avoided. When a doctor fails to take the necessary
precautions to avoid an Erb’s Palsy injury, pulls the infant in
an abnormal way, or uses too much force when using forceps there may be
cause for medical malpractice.
This condition is often the result of damages to the motor control centers
of the infant’s developing brain. Individuals with cerebral palsy
suffer physical disability, which can include limitations in posture,
movement, sensation, and depth perception. In addition, this condition
can cause bone and joint deformities, tremors, trouble with fine motor
coordination, balancing issues, and difficulty walking. A variety of factors
can cause cerebral palsy and not all causes are due to medical malpractice.
However, if your child suffers from cerebral palsy it is important you
seek answers and consult with an attorney to investigate the cause.
Other injuries may include:
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) or Birth Asphyxia
- Intracranial hemorrhages (brain bleeds)
- Labor and Delivery Mistakes & Errors
- And others birth injuries
Discuss your case today by
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