What You Need to Know About Birth Injuries in Michigan

What You Need to Know About Birth Injuries in Michigan

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December 13, 2016
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For new parents, there are a few things worse than watching your newborn child go through any sort of pain. Unfortunately, sometimes infants suffer injuries during the birthing process itself. In some cases, these birth injuries can be very severe. Sadly, birth injuries can have long-lasting impacts on the development of a child. Indeed, birth injuries can even cause permanent disability. While some conditions are truly unavoidable, much of the time birth injuries occur because of the negligent actions of a medical professional or medical service provider. Many different parties can potentially be held liable in these type of cases. If your infant has suffered a birth injury, please contact an experienced Michigan medical malpractice attorney today to learn more about your legal options.

What are the Most Common Types of Birth Injuries?

Birth injuries can come in many different forms. While some can be rather minor, others can be extremely severe. Infants are at very high risk and any part of their underdeveloped body could potentially sustain damage during the birth. According to a study conducted by National Vital Statistics Reports, the ten most frequently occurring types of birth injuries are:

  • Brachial plexus injuries;
  • Bone fractures;
  • Cephalohematoma;
  • Caput succedaneum;
  • Perinatal asphyxia;
  • Subcranial hemorrhage;
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage;
  • Facial paralysis;
  • Spinal cord damage; and
  • Cerebral palsy.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Birth Injury?

The parents of an injured infant can take legal action against any party that contributed to their child’s damages. More specifically, parties that are most often found liable in Michigan birth injury cases include:

  • Doctors;
  • Nurses;
  • Other hospital staff;
  • The hospital;
  • Pharmaceutical companies; and
  • Medical equipment manufacturers.

Additionally, it is important to note that the employer of any negligent medical professional may also potentially be held liable. This can be done through a legal theory known as vicarious liability. Medical malpractice cases involving vicarious liability are especially complicated and qualified legal representation becomes even more important.

What Type of Compensation is Available in Birth Injury Cases?

In Michigan, birth injury victims and their families are entitled to seek financial recovery for the full extent of their losses. This means that recovery can be sought for both direct economic losses and also any intangible losses. Our birth injury malpractice lawyers may be able to help you recovery compensation for:

  • All medical bills;
  • Rehabilitation costs;
  • Any other financial losses;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Long-term disability;
  • Disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death compensation.

Contact Our Office Today

Birth injuries are often among the most complex type of personal injury cases. Our attorneys have the skill and experience needed to take on these claims. At Nickola Law, our medical malpractice attorneys have helped many victims recover full and fair compensation for their families. To learn more about what we can do for your family, please do not hesitate to contact us today to request your free initial case evaluation. We serve families throughout the Flint region, including in Saginaw and Lansing.


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