Motor Skill Deficiencies Caused by Birth Injury – Birth Injury Lawyers in Detroit & Southfield Michigan
Motor skill disorders result from brain injuries, damage to the nervous system, or other abnormalities. Often, it is a birth-related injury that causes a motor skill deficiency.
What Is a Motor Disorder?
Motor disorders manifest as unintended or uncontrollable body movements or contractions, such as:
- Balance problems
Motor Skill Deficiencies and Birth Injury
Complications before and during birth can result in different motor disorders. For example, a baby can suffer oxygen deprivation or be harmed if the labor and delivery team uses excessive force. Other causes include:
- Misuse of forceps
- Maternal infection
- Abnormal fetal position
- Umbilical cord complications
- Brain bleeds
Many birth injuries are preventable. Doctors and nurses have a duty to properly care for the mother and baby from pregnancy through birth. When medical professionals are negligent and violate their duty of care, their actions or inaction can cause permanent damage or disability, or even death.
Legal Compensation for Birth Injuries
Children who survive a birth injury often face a lifetime of medical treatment and services, costly expenses that their families must bear. A medical malpractice suit can not only hold negligent doctors and hospital staff liable but can also recover compensation for economic hardship.
To win a birth-related medical malpractice case, the plaintiff (usually a parent suing on behalf of the child) must prove the defendant healthcare professionals violated their duty of care and that the child’s injuries are a direct result of that breach of duty.
Contact the Experienced Michigan Birth Injury Attorneys
If your child had a difficult birth that resulted in motor skill deficiencies or other injuries, contact Sommers Schwartz today. You may have a medical malpractice case against the medical professionals who failed to prevent those injuries.
For more than four decades, the attorneys at our law firm have fought for injured individuals of all ages, including children, in Michigan and across the country. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and their families. Contact Sommers Schwartz to learn how we can help you pursue a medical malpractice claim. Call us today at (866) 753-7774 to schedule a free consultation – the phone call is free, and there is no fee unless we win.