In many cases, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is preventable. If your child’s doctor or the hospital failed to prevent the condition or caused it through medical negligence, you may be able to build a case and hold them accountable. Recovering compensation to cover the costs of the child’s care and other losses is possible in many cases.
Reach out to the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today for a complimentary case review and evaluation of your legal options. You may be able to seek financial recovery based on what your child and your family went through and the challenges your child will face in the future. Call (800) 222-9529 now to get started.
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Building a Birth Injury Case Based on Your Child’s Delivery
A hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer may be able to develop a case against the doctor who delivered your child or the hospital where they were born. To do this, they must prove medical negligence occurred. This requires evidence to show:
- They failed to provide an acceptable standard of care.
- Your child suffered an injury as a direct result.
- Your family suffered economic and non-economic damages as a result.
Like other states, Michigan has very strict rules about the process you must follow to prove medical malpractice and hold the medical care providers responsible. This is found in Michigan Legislature §600.2912b.
Proving a birth injury case generally hinges on a medical expert’s testimony, usually with similar training and expertise as the negligent physician. Your attorney will identify a medical doctor working in the Detroit area to review your child’s medical records and the facts of what happened. This expert will then verify that medical negligence and malpractice occurred.
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Recoverable Damages in a Detroit Birth Injury Case
The treatments, therapies, and ongoing care required for many children living with the effects of HIE can easily eclipse $100,000 per year and even more. Still, you want to ensure your child has access to any care, resources, or support that will make their life easier, help them gain independence, or improve their quality of life.
Recovering compensation through a birth injury claim or lawsuit could allow you to provide:
- Medical treatment
- Ongoing care and support
- Prescribed therapies
- Wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices
- Glasses, hearing aids, and other needed sensory tools
- Easier access at home because of widened doorways, ramps, etc.
- A wheelchair-friendly vehicle
You can also recover compensation for your family’s intangible losses, such as the physical pain and emotional distress your child faces as a result of their injury and diagnosis.
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Meeting the Deadlines for Filing an HIE Birth Injury Lawsuit
Michigan has complex timelines that you must adhere to when pursuing compensation in a medical malpractice case. There are deadlines for filing a lawsuit, presenting evidence, and beginning the process that will take the case to trial. In addition, there may be additional rules that apply because of the age of the victim—it is much more difficult to understand the full effects of malpractice on an infant than in an older child or an adult.
The best way to ensure you understand the deadlines and meet them when filing your HIE birth injury case is to work with a law firm that regularly handles medical malpractice birth injury cases in Michigan. Speak with a team serving Detroit as soon as possible to determine how quickly you must act to hold the doctor and/or hospital accountable for your child’s injuries.
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Talk to a Team Member Today About Getting Compensation for Your Baby’s HIE Injuries
Reach out to the Birth Injury Lawyers Group to get help today. We provide complimentary case consultations. During this conversation, we will learn as much as possible about your child’s injury and prognosis and assess your options for building a case against those responsible. Call (800) 222-9529 today to get started.
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