Welcoming a new baby is supposed to be one of the most joyful days of your life. Finding out that your newborn infant has serious health issues is devastating. When the people who were supposed to be caring for you and your child cause injury instead, your dream becomes a nightmare. Fear darkens the sunny future you imagined for your child and it is important to choose the best birth injury attorney for your case.
How to Address Your Child's Birth Injury
Will your child have brain damage, physical disabilities, or developmental delays? Will they ever be able to live a normal life? Where will they get the best care, and how will you ever trust a medical provider again? And how much will the medical bills be? How on earth will you pay them?
At Muth Law, we have helped many parents sort through these questions when their child is injured at or before birth. We help with injuries caused by a doctor, nurse, midwife, hospital or other healthcare provider's negligence. We deal with many types of birth injuries, including:
- Spastic cerebral palsy
- Ataxic cerebral palsy
- Athetoid cerebral palsy
- Brachial palsy (Erb's Palsy and Klumpke's Palsy)
- Facial paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Brain Injury
- Caput Succedaneum
Sometimes a doctor fails to anticipate birth complications, such as with a large baby or a mother who has health issues, and that causes injury. Medical professionals who fail to notice or respond quickly enough to bleeding or fetal distress can also cause birth injuries.
Other times, a doctor doesn't order a caesarian (C-section) when that's the best option, or orders one too late. Doctors who misuse vacuum extractors or forceps can also cause serious injury to an infant. Pitocin is a medicine often given to speed up labor, but it can cause birth injury if used incorrectly. Even a baby born healthy can suffer injury from infection due to improper care.
Birth injury cases are medically complex, but at Muth Law, our birth injury attorney understands there is so much more going on for you than just medical issues. Caring for a normal, healthy newborn is exhausting. Dealing with your baby's health issues can be overwhelming, especially while you're worrying about medical bills piling up.
You may feel you don't have time to take care of yourself, much less pursue a lawsuit. You may feel bad taking legal action against a doctor or nurse that you liked and trusted. But when your baby's future is uncertain, you deserve money from the people responsible to pay for your child's care.
We are parents, and we understand your anxieties about your child's future. We have been patients, and we understand the feeling of having been let down by the medical professionals you trusted. And, of course, we are lawyers, so we know about legal rights and responsibilities. We approach every birth injury case with all of these perspectives in mind.
Contact us for a free consultation about your child's birth injury. We welcome the opportunity to support you by listening to your concerns, answering your questions, and helping to evaluate whether a lawsuit is an appropriate way to address them. We promise you an honest, straightforward evaluation of your case.
We take care of the worry; you take care of your family.
If a lawsuit is right for your family, then our birth injury attorney will take care of the legal details with the experience that comes from over 35 years of experience in birth injury law. In addition, we help you find the best medical care for your child so he or she can have the healthiest and best life possible.
We want to take the legal worries off of your plate so that you can focus on your family and experience the joys of being a parent. We promise to do everything possible to help clear the dark clouds of worry and guide your family to a brighter future.
Muth Law works with clients in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and throughout Michigan. Call us to schedule a free, confidential consultation regarding your birth injury matter by phone at 734-481-8800 or via e-mail. We look forward to serving your family.