Whether your child's birth injury was caused by lack of oxygen to the brain or trauma suffered during the birth/delivery process, the results can have devastating, life-altering effects. Lack of oxygen to the brain — hypoxia or anoxia — can result in profound disability requiring lifelong medical care and attention. Physical trauma — due to forceps or vacuum extractors — can lead to developmental delays. You are entitled to seek monetary compensation from those responsible for these injuries.
At Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, our Michigan birth injury attorneys have a long history of representing clients through complex birth trauma or gynecology malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Compression of the umbilical cord during labor or delivery
- Prolapse of the umbilical cord during delivery
- Separation of the placenta before delivery of the baby
- Rupture of the uterus
- Failure to perform a timely cesarean delivery
- Eclampsia or preeclampsia
- Erb's palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Infection or sepsis
- Improper fetal monitoring during labor
If your child has suffered birth injury or trauma due to any of these circumstances, please contact a lawyer at Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, to determine if you have a case for medical malpractice. We can be reached by phone at 734-545-8421 or through our convenient online contact form.