Each year, over 100,000 babies are born in Michigan. Unfortunately, complications and medical errors can occur during labor and birth even at the state’s best, most cutting-edge facilities. Sometimes, these complications lead to conditions like cerebral palsy (CP), hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and neonatal seizures.
Unexpected medical situations that arise during the delivery of a baby can be frightening. Mothers trust medical personnel to identify these complications and treat them quickly and correctly to ensure both mother and baby stay safe and well. Sometimes, however, even experienced professionals make mistakes. Other times, obstetricians, nurses, and other healthcare providers act or fail to act in ways that fall short of the standard of care. If a mistake or negligence leads to injury to a mother or baby, we can help. We handle all types of birth injuries, with a special focus on cerebral palsy cases and HIE cases.
ABC Law Centers’ award-winning birth injury attorneys have helped countless families protect their children’s futures by enabling them to afford lifetime medical treatment, accessible housing, and other vital resources. We fight hard to hold hospitals, doctors, and other medical practitioners accountable for medical malpractice and negligent care. Although we are based in Detroit, we help families all over Michigan and across the United States ensure the best future for their birth-injured children.
Whether you’re a Michigan resident or live elsewhere in the U.S., our experienced team of attorneys is ready to meet with you. We need to learn about the events that occurred during your prenatal care, labor, and delivery so we can begin to identify what may have caused your child’s condition. This consultation is always completely free and confidential, and you are under no obligation to engage our services or begin any legal proceedings.
If we find you may have a claim for medical malpractice for your child’s birth injury or other medical malpractice claims, we will help you understand your options. If you choose us to represent you, we will only collect attorney fees if we win your case or obtain a settlement on your behalf. Call us today to share your child’s story and ask us your questions. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys has more than a century of collective experience in the field, and we are passionate about helping Michigan families recover what they deserve. Our efforts help keep hospitals and medical professionals accountable for their mistakes, which helps improve the public safety and welfare of the whole community.
Legal Help for Michigan Families
Often, it may initially be unclear whether a child’s injury or condition is the result of a birth injury. Even if it seems clear that a birth injury has occurred, there is often a question of whether malpractice was involved. If your child has a disability that you suspect may have been caused by medical negligence before, during, or around the time they were born, contact us. Our experienced Michigan birth injury lawyers will review the medical records and begin to determine what may have caused your child’s injury or condition.
The following indicators may suggest that a birth injury has occurred or increase the risk of a birth injury. If you have noticed any of these, contact us to learn more and explore your options.
Conditions and injuries to look for in your baby:
- Baby born blue
- Baby not breathing or crying at birth
- Baby born floppy or limp
- Developmental delays
- Shaking, repetitive twitching, or long periods of blank staring after birth
- Seizures in your baby
- NICU admission
- Premature birth
- Baby born small (IUGR)
- Baby born too big (macrosomia)
- The need for resuscitation or ventilation after birth
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral palsy (CP)
- Neonatal brain damage
- Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)
- Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injury
- Fetal stroke
- Intracranial hemorrhages (brain bleeds)
- Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS)
- Neonatal hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Postmaturity syndrome
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Trusted Michigan Birth Injury Attorneys
Our wide-reaching network of attorneys, specialists, and medical experts keeps us up-to-date on the latest medical advancements, legal verdicts and developments in birth injury law, and best practices and standards of care in obstetrics and gynecology. Michigan birth injury attorney Jesse Reiter has extensive experience litigating cases in Michigan state and federal courts, courts of appeal, and the Michigan Supreme Court.
Our firm focuses exclusively on birth injury cases. We pride ourselves on thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the complex medical and legal aspects of these cases. We partner with top-notch medical, economic, and forensics experts to help develop our cases. Our attorneys are passionate about helping families ensure they can access the resources to provide the best lifetime care for their birth-injured children.
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Contact us to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation and speak to our compassionate, understanding staff about your options for pursuing a case. You pay nothing unless we recover a settlement or verdict in your favor.