Labor & Delivery Complications
Birth Injury Lawyers in Detroit, Michigan
Goodman Acker P.C. handles
birth injury cases involving labor and delivery complications. If your child suffered a preventable
injury during delivery resulting from a doctor’s negligence, you
may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact our firm today to
learn more about your legal options.
Contact our office today to discuss your potential case with a Detroit birth injury attorney.
Common Birth Injury Complications
Doctors have to be prepared to think quickly and respond to potential issues
during childbirth in order to prevent injury to his or her patient and
her child. When a doctor or nurse is negligent in this regard, they may
end up causing serious and/or permanent harm to the baby. In the blink
of an eye, an error can lead to a lifetime of medical expenses and specialized
care for the parents and a severe diminishment in quality of life for
Some of the most common labor and delivery complications include:
Fetal distress (hypoxia) caused by lack of oxygen
Breech birth, in which the child presents feet first
Umbilical cord issues, such as when the cord is compressed or wrapped around the baby’s neck
Prolonged labor in which a C-section is never ordered or ordered too late
Shoulder dystocia, in which the shoulder is caught in the birth canal
Injury caused by
improper use of birth assisting tools such as forceps and vacuum extractors
Injury caused by
improper prescription or administration of medication
When labor and delivery complications are not identified and addressed
in a timely manner, a number of serious injuries may result, including
but not limited to brachial plexus injuries,
Erb’s palsy, nerve damage to the spinal cord, brain damage, and more.
Watching a child suffer from a birth injury is one of the most difficult
things that a parent can face. If you believe that your child’s
injury was caused by
medical negligence, you should immediately consult with an attorney with extensive experience
handling medical malpractice and birth injury cases. At Goodman Acker
P.C., we fight unrelentingly for children and families who have been affected
by birth injuries. We are prepared to fully investigate your case to determine
exactly what caused your child’s injury, who can be held responsible,
and how much you are owed to pay the costs of your child’s care.
With more than 75 years of combined experience, we have helped our clients
recover millions of dollars in compensation, and we are ready to help you, too.
free case evaluation when you call our firm at (248) 793-2010.