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Passionately Protecting Families Throughout Southfield

Birth injuries turn joyous events into potential tragedies. Sadly, they occur far more often than they should. If your child has been injured before, after, or during birth, you have the right to hold healthcare providers accountable, and a Southfield birth injury lawyer can potentially help.

Why Choose Us

Goodman Acker has an unparalleled record of success in Michigan. Thousands of injury victims have put their faith in our firm and continue to do so because our birth injury lawyers know how to win cases. And each attorney on our team, led by attorney Barry Goodman, understands how important compensation is for our clients.

When you choose Goodman Acker, you get a firm with:

  • A 99% success rate
  • Award-winning attorneys with 150+ years of combined experience
  • A track record of collecting millions of dollars for clients
  • A 24/7 direct line for client emergencies
  • Attorneys who are regularly featured on news networks
  • Free initial consultations and case reviews for potential clients.

Thousands of clients have trusted us, and so can you.

To speak with a knowledgeable Southfield birth injury lawyer today, call our office at (248)-286-8100 to set up a free consultation and case review.

Justice Through Compensation

A birth injury can alter the course of a baby’s life and the life of their family. Through no fault of their own, a baby and their family may wind up facing difficult medical conditions and overwhelming financial losses. Fortunately, justice is available to these young ones and their families through financial compensation.

Although it is impossible to wipe away the past, monetary compensation can provide a child and their family with the resources they need to weather the future. These resources include economic and non-economic compensation for the losses that come about due to birth injuries.

Economic Damages

Victims of birth injuries and their families typically face significant economic losses. Fortunately, the law allows them to seek compensation for these losses, which commonly include:

  • The costs and expenses needed for medical care and treatment
  • The loss of earning capacity
  • Homecare expenses
  • Costs associated with the acquisition of medical devices and equipment.

Claimants may also seek remuneration for travel costs incurred when seeking medical treatment for their child’s injuries.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are non-monetary losses that typically deal with the emotional and mental impacts of injuries, such as:

  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Other non-economic losses.

It is important to note that there is a cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases in Michigan. Each year, this cap is adjusted to reflect the rising costs of living. When you consult with a birth injury lawyer, they can inform you of the current cap. There is no cap for economic damages.

Liability for Birth Injuries

Sadly, some birth injuries are not preventable. They happen when no reasonable medical professional could have foreseen their occurrence. That said, some birth injuries should never take place and occur due to some form of medical negligence or recklessness.

Depending on the circumstances of the injury, one or more medical professionals could be the source of the negligence that leads to a birth injury. And in some cases, more than one professional should be held liable. The medical professionals who are typically to blame in birth injury cases include:

  • Attending physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Midwives
  • Doulas
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Other support staff members.

Additionally, the hospital or birthing center that employs the negligent party may also face liability for negligence through the doctrine of vicarious liability. Vicarious liability imputes the negligence of an employee to the employer, making the employer fully responsible for the employee’s negligence.

Common Acts of Negligence

When you pursue compensation in a legal case, your birth injury attorney must identify one or more acts of negligence that caused your child’s birth injury. Some of the more common manifestations of negligence that lead to birth injuries include:

  • Failure to monitor
  • Improper use of delivery instruments
  • Improper exertion of force during delivery
  • C-Section errors
  • Improper or lack of neonatal care
  • Failure to detect complications
  • Dropped baby.

These negligent acts can lead to a wide range of injuries, some of which are severe. When medical practitioners cause harm to your child, our Southfield birth injury lawyers have the experience and skills you need to win your case. Some types of birth injuries include:

  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Bruising
  • Facial paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Brain damage

Sadly, when medical professionals are negligent in their treatment of a mother and baby, a child can be seriously harmed during the birth process. Children can suffer debilitating, serious injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Such devastating injuries will require ongoing medical treatment, and those who caused the injuries should be held accountable.

Our birth injury lawyer in Southfield, MI, will fight for the maximum amount in settlement negotiations with the insurance company and hospital representatives. If we don’t come to an agreement on a fair amount, our attorneys will be ready to take your case to trial to get justice for you and your child.

How We Can Help

Our Southfield, MI, Birth Injury Attorneys Fight to Get You Justice

As a family with an injured newborn, you deserve answers and justice. At Goodman Acker, we fight to get you both. When we take on your case, we get to work immediately to determine what went wrong. Once we determine who is responsible, we set out to recover the compensation you need to address the devastating losses you and your child have and will suffer.

With our Southfield, MI, birth injury lawyers at the helm, you only have to worry about tending to the needs of your child and family. We take care of every aspect of your birth injury claim, including:

  • Preparing and filing all relevant claim paperwork
  • Conducting a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the birth injury
  • Consulting with established medical experts
  • Calculating the value of your losses
  • Negotiating with insurance companies for a proper settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit when insurance companies refuse to pay what they owe
  • Representing you at trial when necessary
  • Keeping you up to date on the progress of your claim.

You do not have to go through the compensation process alone, nor should you. With our Southfield, MI, birth injury attorneys representing you, you are likely to get far more compensation than you would by taking on negligent medical professionals alone.

Call our office at (248)-286-8100 today to set up a free consultation with a birth injury attorney who cares.

Frequently Asked Questions

The questions that follow are commonly asked by our clients. Please read through them for a better understanding of birth injury claims. If you have more questions, please feel free to reach out to the Southfield, MI, birth injury attorneys at Goodman Acker for the answers you need.

Children injured during birth have until their tenth birthday to take legal action. That said, acting as soon as possible is important, or your case may get substantially weaker over time.

Yes. The fees you must pay for the services of a birth injury attorney come directly from the compensation they win for you. There are no upfront costs, and you pay nothing if your birth injury lawyer is unsuccessful.

The compensation that birth injury lawyers win for their clients varies from case to case. Until an attorney from our firm can review the circumstances of your case, it will not be possible to give you an idea of the value of your claim.

Since most medical malpractice cases never see the inside of a courtroom, your case is unlikely to go to trial. At Goodman Acker, we skillfully negotiate for the settlements our clients need, and most often, we avoid having to go through a trial.

A birth injury is an injury that occurs just before, during, or after the birth of a child. On the other hand, a birth defect is a condition that typically happens far before birth and is caused by genetics or destructive parental actions, such as smoking or alcohol and drug use.

Contact us today for more answers from a Southfield birth injury lawyer.

Our Southfield, MI, Birth Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Help

A Birth Injury Attorney Is Ready to Speak with You Today

If your child has experienced a birth injury, you deserve compensation. Goodman Acker is ready to help you understand your options for compensation and potentially fight for you to get recompense.

Call our office at (248)-286-8100 for a free consultation and case review with one of the birth injury lawyers from our team today.

Attorney Barry Goodman


Barry J. Goodman has devoted his professional life to keeping courthouse doors open for victims seeking justice. Always a tireless advocate for his own clients, Goodman sees his responsibility as a Detroit personal injury attorney in a broader sense as well. [ Attorney Bio ]