Michigan Birth Injury Attorneys

Helping Families With Birth Injuries Across Michigan and Beyond

Childbirth is a special moment for every family. Each year, over 100,000 babies are born in Michigan – 100,000 different moments for each family to celebrate. Unfortunately, this moment is marked by uncertainty and stress for parents whose baby suffered a birth injury.

When a baby is injured from a mistake during or around the time of birth, that’s considered a birth injury. Recent data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) shows that 1% of births in Michigan involved a significant birth injury. If your baby suffered a preventable birth injury, a lawsuit can help cover expenses for their care.

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While you can’t perfectly predict what will happen during your labor and delivery, expecting to be treated according to standards of care is your right. Filing a birth injury lawsuit can obtain justice on behalf of your family and pay for your child’s special care needs.

At ABC Law Centers, we’ve secured lifetime care for children like yours for over 25 years. We work with incredibly brave parents, but we know how overwhelming and scary a lawsuit may seem. A birth injury diagnosis can be difficult to navigate, but understanding your legal options shouldn’t be. Our team is here to listen to your concerns compassionately, answer any questions you may have, and let you know what your options are, with no obligation to pursue a case. A consultation with us is absolutely free, and we charge no fees unless we win your case.

Why should I hire a Michigan birth injury lawyer from ABC Law Centers?

Birth injury cases are complex, and they can take years to litigate. It’s important to choose a lawyer that only practices birth injury cases. Their track record should illustrate their commitment and experience.

Our firm has practiced only birth injury cases since 1997, giving each client the time and focus their case deserves. Our attorneys advocate relentlessly for each family, and have won multiple multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on their behalf.

Recognized for our achievements

Securing our clients peace of mind and lifetime care is our top priority, and this dedication has been recognized by U.S News & World’s Report Best Law Firms in America and Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Michigan Super Lawyers, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and Leading Lawyers. Our firm earns recognitions and awards every year.

Founder and managing partner, Jesse Reiter, has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America in 2019 and 2022 for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law in Troy, Michigan. In 2020, he was #4 in Leading Lawyers’ “Top 10 Med Mal Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Michigan.”

Jesse and attorney Rebecca Walsh have both been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for multiple years in a row. Both have held leadership positions in prestigious legal organizations, such as the Michigan Association for Justice and American Association for Justice. They both have served as co-Chairs of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group.

Commitment beyond the legal field

In order to get the best possible result for our clients, our attorneys consult with a wide network of leading medical, forensic, economic, and life-care planning experts across the country.

To be the most effective advocates, our attorneys are on top of cutting-edge research in the field and publish their findings in legal journals and articles. They are invited to moderate and speak at lectures and seminars to share their knowledge on birth injury and medical malpractice topics.

Beyond the legal field, Jesse founded the Reiter HIE Fund to support research on hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Donations to this fund help support research conducted at the University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics for HIE treatment.

Giving parents peace of mind

 

Five-star review from Amelia Pank reads: "They helped us secure the funds to make sure our daughter would be taken care of for the rest of her life. They kept us informed every step of the way and were ALWAYS there for a phone call to explain things in terms we understood which was very important."

Do you have a case?

Sadly, negligence can occur even in Michigan’s top medical facilities. Many labor and delivery situations can go wrong and injure someone’s child. The families that our lawyers have had the privilege to represent experienced one or more of the following conditions during labor and/or delivery:

If you can’t relate your situation to the complications above, please know that this is not a complete list. Every person’s case and child will be different. Reach out to us and tell us about your story – our team is here to listen compassionately, investigate the details of your case, and discuss it with you. We’ll help you understand what happened and identify the parties at fault in your case.

We’re 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 safety and welfare of our whole community.

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

If you think you have a birth injury case, it’s important to call a lawyer as soon as possible. You must file suit by a specific deadline, called the statute of limitations. In Michigan, you have until your child’s 10th birthday to file a birth injury lawsuit.

Please note that this statute can change. It can even differ depending on specific circumstances, like the type of facility you gave birth in. Contact us to verify your lawsuit and ensure you have time to pursue justice for your child.

Michigan Hospitals and NICUs

If you or a loved one experience a birth injury, then your baby most likely will need special treatment in the NICU – the neonatal intensive care unit. In Michigan, there are 30 NICUs. Depending on the severity of your baby’s injury, they may need around-the-clock intensive care in a high-level IV NICU.

Michigan only has three NICUs classified at level IV, which are listed here with a few level III NICUs:

Level IV

Level III

Unfortunately, medical errors can occur even in NICUs. If you suspect that your baby did not receive proper or timely treatment in the NICU, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our Michigan birth injury lawyers will help you uncover the truth of what happened. 

Resources for Michigan Parents

Finding financial, social, educational, and recreational support can be difficult when you’re focused on your child’s critical care needs. We’ve listed resources to help you in your search. Many of these organizations also provide support and information for parents as caregivers and advocates.

Trusted Michigan Birth Injury Lawyers With a National Presence

We handle cases all across the state, including the following cities:

Detroit ▪️ Dearborn ▪️ Lansing ▪️ Southfield ▪️ Grand Rapids ▪️ Ann Arbor

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.

Tell us your story.

Contact us to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation and speak to our staff about your options. You pay nothing unless we recover a settlement or verdict in your favor.

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