Michigan Birth Injury Attorney
It is always sad when a newborn comes into the world with birth injuries or traumas. That sets in motion a series of events that will lead to hardships and pain for the infant and for the parents. Occasionally during the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury that is simply the result of being born. This is sometimes called birth trauma or birth injury. A difficult birth or injury to the baby can occur because of the baby’s size or the position of the baby during labor and delivery. However there are times when the injuries can or could have been avoided. Miscalculations, misdiagnosis, improper procedures or carelessness on the part of the doctor and/or hospital staff can have fatal or permanent and persisting consequences for the child and the family of the newborn. The Michigan birth injury attorneys at Christopher Trainor & Associates can help you get results and compensation for your pain.
The following are common birth injuries:
Birth injuries make up fewer than 2% of neonatal deaths. Rates of infant mortality resulting from birth trauma fell from 64.2 to 7.5 deaths per 100,000 live births, an extraordinary decline of 88%. This decrease reflects, in part, the technological advancements that allow obstetrician to identify birth trauma risk factors using ultrasonography and fetal monitoring prior to attempting vaginal delivery. Use of potentially damaging instrumentation such as midforceps rotation and vacuum delivery has also declined. The accepted alternative is a cesarean delivery.
Regardless of the advances in medicine and medical technology, birth injuries still happen and they still affect numerous families in the U.S. every year. If your family is one of those affected there is little consolation in the statistical information claiming the decrease in birth injuries. You need a Michigan birth injury attorney that will be willing to defend and fight for your family’s rights and get the results you’ll need to get on with your life.