Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawyers Obtain $1.995 Million for a Child with Disabilities from Medical Malpractice: Cerebral Palsy, Seizures & Developmental Delays caused by Sepsis, Septic Shock & Meningitis

The Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers and birth injury attorneys at Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers have just secured a $1.995 million settlement for a child with disabilities from medical malpractice. This particular case involved the failure of medical professionals to test and treat neonatal sepsis (a severe, systemic bacterial infection) at birth and during the first 36 hours of life. The plaintiff was pregnant and delivered at 37 weeks, and her baby was born with numerous risk factors and symptoms for neonatal sepsis. As a result, the pediatric resident (present at birth) told the family that the baby would be treated with antibiotics and tests would be run. Unfortunately, the plan was never carried out.

Unbeknownst to the defendants, the resident’s comments were caught on videotape. Unaware of the videotape, the defendants denied in deposition that this was ever the plan. As a result of not giving antibiotics and testing, the baby developed septic shock and meningitis. When antibiotics were finally given, it was too late to prevent brain damage. Had the original plan been followed and antibiotics given, she would be fine today. This child now has cerebral palsy, seizures and developmental delays caused by untreated sepsis, septic shock and meningitis.

Legal Help for Disabilities from Medical Malpractice: Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, Sepsis, Septic Shock, Meningitis, and Other Birth Injuries

When physicians fail to properly manage conditions such as sepsis, septic shock and meningitis, a baby can develop hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), brain damage, cerebral palsy, periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), seizure disorders, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.  If your child was diagnosed with these conditions, the award-winning Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers at ABC Law Centers can help. We have helped children throughout the country obtain compensation for lifelong treatment, therapy and a secure future. Our nationally recognized Michigan birth injury law firm has numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements that attest to our success and no fees are ever paid to our firm ­until we win your case.

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