Birth Injury Lawsuits
Our medical malpractice team will be with you every step of the way, long before your birth injury lawsuit is filed. And after you receive your settlement or judgment, Hoffer & Sheremet’s network of professionals will make sure that money is available to care for your child in the years to come.
What kinds of birth injuries do you sue for? Cerebral Palsy?
Hoffer & Sheremet birth injury lawyers handle all types of birth injuries that affect either the mother or the child’s ability to function in the future. Common birth injuries include cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
These, and other birth injuries are usually caused by decreased oxygen to the baby or trauma during delivery. Decreased oxygen can be caused by a number of things, such as prolonged labor, cord prolapse, or placental abruption. Many times, the circumstances causing these obstetrical emergencies were not caused by the healthcare provider.
Instead, birth injury lawsuits are usually based on the failure of the healthcare provider to timely and appropriately address the obstetrical emergency.
Birth injuries range in severity, and sometimes, the extent of the injury is not known for years. Severe birth injuries can require lifelong medical treatment and therapy. The financial impact of medical bills can be crippling. However, if a physician, nurse, other healthcare provider, or hospital was legally responsible for you and your child’s injuries, your recovery may include compensatory damages designed to pay past and future medical costs.
Are birth injury lawsuits and medical malpractice the same thing?
Birth injury lawsuits are a kind of medical malpractice. There are unique aspects to birth injury litigation (for more information, read our litigation guide: Birth Injuries 101). Our birth injury lawyers have experience with the spectrum of birth injuries and mechanism of injury. We understand the law and the medicine. We have a network of professionals to help you and your family get the recovery you deserve and to protect and grow your recovery so that your baby is provided for in the future.
We want Hoffer & Sheremet’s Birth Injury Attorneys to help our family. What’s next?
If you or your baby were injured during the prenatal or delivery periods, you need a team of innovative and experienced birth injury attorneys. Based in Grand Rapids, Hoffer & Sheremet accepts birth injury cases throughout the State of Michigan. We will help your family get the compensation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation (616.278.0888), fill our our Free Consultation Form, or email us.