Just like any other medical procedure, things can go wrong during the birth process. Yet, some of the injuries that occur could have been avoided had a doctor acted has he or she was supposed to act. Serious disabilities may result for children that are injured as a result of doctor negligence or error. Birth injuries for Michigan families are an unfortunate reality, but it is at least reassuring to know that a form of justice can be reached and negligent health care providers can be held accountable for their mistakes.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you are likely confused, worried and frustrated. And if it appears that your child's cerebral palsy was caused by a birth injury, you are probably also angry.
In Michigan, many medical malpractice cases have an upper limit that caps the amount a party can receive in any case. Not every state has those limits, and one family recently broke that state's record for receiving the largest medical malpractice settlement.