Finding Answers In The Tragic Aftermath Of Birth Injuries

The birth of a child is supposed to be an occasion for joy and celebration. Instead, for some families, it ends up being a time of panic, confusion and tragedy.

Even in seemingly health pregnancy, things can go wrong quickly. Negligence on the part of the nursing staff, OB-GYN or hospital itself can endanger the life and health of your infant. In an instant, your baby's entire life and future may be turned upside-down.

The statistics paint a grim picture. It's estimated that, out of every 1,000 live births in the United States, six involve preventable birth injuries. This amounts to more than 150,000 injured infants every year.*

There are several common causes of birth injuries: inadequate fetal monitoring, failure to identify fetal distress, failure to timely order a C-section and medication errors, to name a few. The resulting injuries may be severe. Many of these errors lead to lifelong disabilities — for example:

  • Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), which can cause permanent brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy, a disorder that involves widespread damage to the nervous system, impacting mobility, musculoskeletal development and brain functioning
  • Erb's palsy (brachial plexus), which involves damage to the bundle of nerves in the shoulder and arm
  • Spinal cord injuries due to difficult or mismanaged deliveries

Some injuries are severe enough to cost the infant his or her life. In these particularly heartbreaking cases, a wrongful death claim may be the strongest path to accountability.

Our Passion For Justice

If your baby sustained a severe birth injury, medical negligence may have been a factor. Contact the Law Offices of Bereznoff & Little in Troy, Michigan, for a free case evaluation. We can help you pursue the answers you deserve in the wake of tragedy.

Our legal team consists of veteran lawyers with 50-plus years of combined experience handling medical malpractice cases. Both are passionate about securing justice for those who have been wronged. This dedication is evident in our outstanding results.

Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in cumulative settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims. Most importantly, our work has improved the lives of clients and contributed to a better quality of health care across Michigan. Read more about our successes.

Find out how we can help you, too. Get started by calling 248-733-3065 to arrange your risk-free consultation. No recovery, no fee.

*Source: National Healthcare Quality Report