Goodman Acker P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of victims and
families who suffer harm and losses in incidents that could and should
have been prevented. Over the years, our award-winning lawyers have utilized
decades of combined experience to handle even the most challenging cases,
including those involving medical malpractice and errors committed by
physicians in whom patients placed their trust.
With the addition of Attorney
Bart O’Neill to our firm’s legal team, we are now actively accepting cases involving
birth injuries from families across Michigan. Prior to joining Goodman Acker, Mr. O’Neill
worked as a defense attorney for physicians and hospitals. This unique
insight into how health care providers handle claims involving medical
malpractice and birth injuries provides our firm’s clients with
a distinct advantage, and allows our legal team to effectively fight on
their behalves when pursuing justice and the maximum compensation possible
for their damages.
Birth injury cases involve injuries to a newborn and / or mother as a result
of medical negligence during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Common examples
of birth injury cases involve issues such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Delay or failure to perform C-sections
- Erb’s palsy
- Fetal stroke
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Brain injuries
- Forceps / vacuum injuries
Doctors, nurses, and medical professionals have a legal duty to ensure
they treat mothers and their babies in accordance to an acceptable standard
of care. When they provide substandard care, they place mothers and babies
at risk of suffering preventable injuries, many of which can have permanent
and life-altering consequences that have a profound impact on the emotional,
financial, and physical well-being of victims.
Commonly, substandard care in birth injury cases results from negligence,
which may occur when physicians or nurses fail to properly monitor mothers
and babies during delivery, fail to identify potential complications,
violate hospital protocol, use medical devices improperly, or otherwise
commit acts of negligence or wrongful conduct no reasonable medical professional
would commit under the same circumstances.
If you believe you or your child suffered injuries during birth as a result
of medical negligence, you might have a valid claim for compensation.
Our Detroit birth injury lawyers at Goodman Acker are readily available
to review your case, discuss your right to file a claim and seek a recovery
of your damages, and explain what we can do to help you through the legal
Because medical malpractice cases are challenging, working with the right
attorney can make all the difference. Learn why Goodman Acker is the right
choice, and how we can fight for the compensation you deserve by reaching
out to us for a confidential case evaluation. To discuss a potential birth
injury case during a FREE consultation,
contact us today.