- May 4, 2017
- Birth Injuries
- Personal Injury
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 journey ahead.
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.