The birth injury attorneys at ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, PC) obtained the largest birth injury, medical malpractice settlement in Michigan in 2020, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly (1). The $11 million settlement occurred early on in litigation for a baby who allegedly suffered confidential damages during neonatal care.
The keys to Reiter & Walsh’s successful early resolution involves teamwork and focus groups. A group approach maximizes results for our clients. Using focus groups helps to simplify very complex cases and narrow the issues.
Neonatal Health and Birth Injury
Birth injuries can occur at any time on or near the time of delivery. These include cerebral palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), infections, birth trauma, and others. While some birth injuries may result from conditions during pregnancy, others may occur in the neonatal period. Errors in monitoring, testing, and neonatal care can occur. If these lead to birth injuries, they are considered medical malpractice.
Neonatal Signs of Birth Injury
Signs of birth injury can occur while the baby is in the womb, directly after birth, or during the neonatal period. Some of the key signs of birth injury that occur in the neonatal period include:
- The baby is sluggish or lethargic
- The baby experiences odd movements in any part of their body (seizures)
- The baby favors one side of the body over the other
- The baby feels stiff (hypertonic) or floppy (hypotonic)
- The baby has abnormal neonatal reflexes
Legal help for children with Neonatal Conditions
Birth injury cases are complex, both medically and legally. For the best case outcome for your child, it’s critical to find an attorney and a law firm that focus specifically on birth injury cases. At ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.), our attorneys have focused their entire careers on this area of law, and they consistently secure multi-million dollar settlements for our clients.
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- Caplan, K. (2021, February 22). 2020’s Million-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements. Retrieved March 13, 2021, from https://milawyersweekly.com/2020-million-dollar-verdicts-settlements/