A Local Firm With A National Reputation

It's not just a matter of money. Being injured or losing a loved one as a result of a doctor or other medical professional's negligence is one of the worst tragedies a person can experience. Although compensation usually takes the form of money, medical malpractice litigation is about a lot more than money; it's about justice.

At McKeen & Associates, P.C., we fight for justice for our injured clients. For more than 30 years, our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers have been representing injured clients in Michigan and throughout the country. We have earned our reputation through hard work and a focus on always doing right by our clients.

The Capability To Take On Tough Cases — And Win

When you are facing medical malpractice litigation, you are in for a fight. This is one of the most complicated legal practice areas for an attorney to handle. When you work with McKeen & Associates, P.C., you know that you are working with leaders in the field. Our attorneys have numerous leadership roles, including chairperson of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). We also have more than 30 years of experience as a law firm handling medical malpractice and related litigation.

We are leaders in the field of medical malpractice and birth injury litigation. Attorney Brian McKeen has been named as a top 10 lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and the Detroit News has called him "Michigan's Most Winning Medical Malpractice Lawyer."

Client Testimonials

  • “Thank you for all your help and professionalism throughout this crazy process. We appreciate your updates and explanations. We would have been lost without. McKeen in a whole has been wonderful. Thank you for getting my life back on track.”
  • “I was impressed with the thoroughness and professionalism in pursuing this case. The fact that McKeen & Associates accepted my case is most admirable. I am doubly grateful for this. You should be proud of the work you do.Your staff was courteous...”
  • “When my client contacted me over three years ago to discuss litigation possibilities, my office retained her and promised we would do our due diligence to find and select an attorney to refer the case to who could get her the best possible outcome...”
  • “I have the pleasure of working with Brian and his clients on matters that involve special-needs planning. Not only do Brian and his staff care about their client during the pending litigation, but they also continue to care about the clients once the matter has concluded...”
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Our Results

  • $130 Million William Beaumont Hospital

    Two-month old child, brought to William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI, for a renal scan involving a kidney condition. After multiple failed attempts to start an IV, the child's...

  • $55 Million Wade vs. Henry
    Ford Hospital

    Michigan's largest medical malpractice verdict. Verdict obtained on behalf of brain-damaged baby who had presented to emergency department of Bon Secor Hospital with difficulty...

  • $35 Million Oppenheim vs.
    Project Straight, et al

    A 33-year-old husband and father of three and successful business executive presented to outpatient detox center to help with recovering from addiction to prescription pain...

  • $22 Million Blazo vs. McClaren
    Regional Medical Center

    Largest jury verdict in medical malpractice case in history of Genesee County. Mother, pregnant with twins at 30 weeks, presented to McClaren Regional Medical Center for outpatient...

  • $22 Million Lugo

    Verdict on behalf of Milwaukee family whose daughter was brain-damaged from birthing complications at a community health center funded by the federal government. Claim was brought...

  • $19.8 Million Jury Verdict
    Heister vs. Surulli

    Jury verdict predicated upon attending obstetrician's negligence in failure to provide appropriate ante natal care. During prenatal visits, it should have become obvious that a...

  • $16.2 Million Parties undisclosed

    Settlement on behalf of a child who suffers from cerebral palsy due to medical negligence. As a result of negligence, the child will require 24-hour care for life. Under the terms...

  • $15.8 Million Jury Verdict Lowe vs.
    Henry Ford Health Systems

    Mother presented to Riverside Hospital for induction of labor at term. Following administration of Pitocin, fetal monitoring revealed severe episodes of umbilical cord compression...

  • $11 Million

    Settlement of birth trauma claim arising out of defendant's negligent management of labor and delivery, resulting in lack of adequate oxygen, cerebral palsy and mental retardation...

  • $7.53 Million

    Settlement on behalf of a 16-year-old girl blinded shortly after birth due to physician neglect. Following the baby girl's premature birth, she received a consultation to...

  • $6 Million Delay in
    performing C-section

    An obstetrician and obstetrical nurse failed to recognize that use of Pitocin was causing too frequent uterine contractions, which in turn caused the fetus to be less ...

  • $6 Million Failure to monitor
    newborn's blood sugar

    Pediatricians and pediatric nurses failed to correctly monitor a newborn's blood sugar and allowed the baby to be discharged before it was proven that the baby could maintain...

  • $6 Million

    Settlement on behalf of a newborn who suffered permanent brain injury due to profound hypoglycemia. The baby was born at term, but was small for gestational age, which put him at...

  • $5.1 Million

    Settlement on behalf of 1-month-old infant who was run over by father in driveway. Child was airlifted to care center, where he was noted to be neurologically intact. Several hours...

  • $5 Million

    Settlement on behalf of a minor child born at 35 weeks with severe perinatal asphyxia. Mother was sent to the hospital by her obstetrician due to a complaint of decrease in...

  • $5 Million

    Mother had multiple previous cesarean sections and was scheduled to have a repeat C-section scheduled for 37 weeks. Mother presented to the hospital at 35 weeks complaining...

  • $4.5 Million Failure to monitor baby
    and perform C-section

    Obstetric resident and obstetric nurses failed to recognize abnormal fetal heart tracing in the face of a complaint of decreased fetal movement. In addition, the obstetric...

  • $4 Million

    Settlement on behalf of patient who experienced brain stem injury secondary to increased intercranial pressure from benign colloid cyst of the third ventricle. Patient presented...

  • $3.36 Million Failure to diagnose and
    treat spinal epidural abscess

    Internal medicine doctors, nurses and neurosurgical staff failed to take the proper steps to allow performance of an MRI to confirm a suspected spinal epidural abscess (SEA) in...

  • $3.36 Million

    Settlement on behalf of a 45-year-old man who was rendered a paraplegic due to the failure of hospital staff to diagnose and perform surgery to treat a condition called cervical...

  • $3 Million

    Settlement in birth asphyxia claim when physician and nurses failed to recognize a fetal heart rate monitor pattern that showed clear fetal distress requiring urgent cesarean...

  • $3 Million

    Settlement reached on behalf of premature girl who suffered a respiratory arrest causing cerebral palsy. Following admission to the NICU, the child's oxygen saturation and overall...

  • $3 Million

    Settlement in a birth trauma case on behalf of a child whose birth was complicated by improper monitoring of mother's blood pressure after an epidural was placed. The child did...

  • $3 Million

    Settlement in a birth trauma case on behalf of a child whose birth was complicated by improper monitoring of mother's blood pressure after an epidural was placed. The child did...

  • $2,775,000

    Settlement in medical malpractice claim where the anesthesia staff failed to notice respiratory failure in mother in a timely fashion during a cesarean section...

  • $2.6 Million Failure to deliver and
    properly resuscitate newborn

    An obstetrician and obstetric nurses failed to recognize the need for delivery by cesarean section based on abnormal fetal monitor tracings and possible infection...

  • $2,375,000

    Settlement on behalf of preemie twin who developed hypertension due to clotting of catheter. Rather than simply use conventional anticoagulation therapy, defendants...

  • $2.5 Million Jury Verdict O'Donnell vs.
    Henry Ford Health Systems

    A 49-year-old attorney presented to defendant's ophthalmology clinic for performance of Lasik surgery. Lasik surgery negligently done when ophthalmologist failed to cut...

  • $2.5 Million

    Settlement paid on behalf of 39-year-old male (Cobus) who developed severe aphasia, or inability to verbally communicate, following endovascular coiling of arterial...

  • $1.8 Million Failure to perform C-section
    after automobile accident

    Emergency medicine and obstetric staff failed to promptly evaluate the status of an unborn baby following a motor vehicle accident involving the baby's mother. The accident...

  • $1.8 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
    Miller vs. Cabrera

    Patient presented to emergency department complaining of abdominal pain and appearing jaundiced. Patient underwent surgery to remove an impacted gall stone. Defendant surgeon...

  • $1.8 Million Jury Verdict
    Ames vs. Strauther, et al

    Aaron Forrest Ames, representing the estate of his late wife Lucy Ames, received a jury verdict of $1.8 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Gregory R. Strauther...

  • $1.7 Million

    Settlement in a birth trauma case on behalf of a child who was born with evidence of intrapartum asphyxia due to hypoxia and ischemia. The child has cerebral palsy and severe...

  • $1.7 Million Jury Verdict
    Heimlicher vs. Steele, et al

    On March 11, 2009, an eight-person jury at the United States Federal District Courthouse in Sioux City, Iowa, unanimously found a local hospital responsible for the untimely death...

  • $1.5 Million

    Settlement for the estate of a 24-year-old mother of two. Late in her second pregnancy, the patient developed a common condition called pre-eclampsia, which is characterized...

  • $1.4 Million

    Settlement in a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a 35-year-old single mother of one. The client had a history of removal of a benign brain tumor, which caused her pituitary...

  • $1,375,000

    Settlement reached in a medical malpractice claim involving a tracheal surgery resulting in quadriplegia. A 16-year-old boy was diagnosed with a cancerous tracheal tumor and...

  • $1.35 Million

    Settlement reached in medical malpractice claim on behalf of a child who suffers from mild cerebral palsy and cognitive deficits. While a laboring mother was receiving Pitocin...

  • $1.3 Million Wrong-sided
    brain surgery

    A neuroradiologist, while attempting to place a coil in an aneurysm in the brain, caused the aneurysm to rupture, causing a medical emergency. The neuroradiologist, neurosurgeon...

  • $1.,2 Million

    Settlement of medical malpractice claim for failure to timely deliver and to recognize signs of fetal distress, which were evident on the fetal monitor. Child suffers anoxia...

  • $1.1 Million

    Settlement reached on behalf of a 38- yar- od working mother who suffers post- traumatic neuropathic pain (RSD) to her left arm caused by an unnecessary injection. The patient was...

  • $1 Million

    Settlement in a medical malpractice claim for a 9- yar- od girl who has Erb's palsy due to mismanagement of shoulder dystocia during delivery. During labor, the child's shoulder...

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Compassion | Intelligence | Success

We use our experience and skill to help our clients. We will start your case by getting to know you, learning about your injury and your goals for our representation. Our most important goal will be to help you get the best possible outcome from the tragedy you have suffered.

Our attorneys are sophisticated litigators. We know that you cannot "bully" your way to victory. It takes strategic planning and flawless execution. In our more than 30 years as a law firm, we have earned an amazing track record, with millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements won for our clients.

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Email us or call us at 866-585-1076 to discuss your medical malpractice case. There is no cost, no obligation and never a fee unless we are successful. You have nothing to lose by learning your rights and options today.

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