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Labor & Delivery Complications

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 the child.

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, cerebral palsy, 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.

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