Although we expect the highest standards of care from medical professionals, sometimes things go wrong and errors or medical negligence can lead to traumatic and devastating circumstances. Birth injury cases can be stressful for all concerned but it is important that not only are those responsible for medical malpractice held accountable but also that families receive the compensation they deserve.
Having personal injury attorneys pursue a claim on your behalf can be essential in ensuring that any present and future medical bills will be covered. When birth trauma leads to a severe condition, the infant may need lifelong care and medical treatment. Some of that care will likely need to be specialized and bills can soon mount up.
Lifelong Conditions Means Lifelong Care
Around 76 birth injuries happen every single day in the U.S. While some of them may be relatively minor and will not need much further medical treatment, many can have extremely serious repercussions on the child’s life and the family’s life. If a condition affects the child for the rest of their life, then not only may they need regular and ongoing medical treatment, but they may also need constant and specialized care.
Among some of the most serious conditions resulting from birth trauma are cerebral palsy, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries. All three of these conditions are ones that will vastly reduce the child’s quality of life. The family also has to make major changes to ensure that the child receives the best care possible. There may also be a need – especially when mobility is restricted – to make special adaptations to the family’s house and vehicle. All these factors need to be taken into consideration when your birth injury attorney presents their case.
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If you live in the Lansing or East Lansing area and need legal representation in a birth injury case, then the super lawyers of Cochran, Kroll & Associates are your ideal choice. With extensive experience in representing clients in medical malpractice cases, we will fight to win you a positive outcome. We offer an initial free consultation so why not call today and book one at (866)-779-7331.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.