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Stephen R. Brzezinski

Stephen Brzezinski is a principal and takes a leadership role in the firm's birth trauma defense practice, which is one of the most well-respected birth trauma practices in the country. A member of the firm since 1991, Mr. Brzezinski has developed a unique expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as birth trauma defense litigation. 

In addition to his distinguished legal practice, Mr. Brzezinski regularly makes presentations across the country on a variety of legal issues facing physicians and nurses in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology.  These include presentations at national and regional meetings of attorneys, physicians and risk management experts.

Mr. Brzezinski has been and continues to be designated a Michigan Super Lawyer.  Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are designated as Super Lawyers.

Mr. Brzezinski earned his J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law and A.B. from the University of Michigan.  He is licensed to practice law in the states of Michigan and Hawaii.

Recent Presentations:

32nd Annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference, "Recent Trends in Obstetric Medical Malpractice Claims." Steamboat, CO 2017
Birth Injuries & The Law Conference Co-Chair and Presenter on topics of Shoulder Dystocia, Uterine Tachysystole, and Birth Injuries on Trial.  Las Vegas, NV 2016
AWHONN National Convention, “Protocols and Guidelines in the Interpretation of Uterine Activity on FHR Patterns-Help or Hindrance?” Grapevine, TX 2016
PeriGen Obstetrical/Neonatal Reception, “Short Stories of OB Nurse Malpractice and How They Might Have Been Avoided.” Grapevine, TX 2016
Bioethics Committee Conference, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, “Advancing Patient Care in Pediatrics.” Honolulu, HI 2016
CME Specialty Conferences, Straub Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, “The Reptile Theory and the Standard of Care.” Honolulu, HI 2016
Risk Management Conference, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, “Strategies for Advancing Patient Care.” Honolulu, HI 2016
AIG Specialty Conference, “Changing the Landscape in Assessing Damages in Liability Cases.” Honolulu, HI 2016
Medical Malpractice Damages Conference, “Defining Damages: Defining Medical Care Needs in Personal Injury Claims.” New York, NY 2016
31st Annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference, “Legal Pitfalls in Treating Cervical Insufficiency.” Steamboat, CO 2016
ASDA Annual Conference,  “Affordable Care Act and Personal Injury Cases.” Big Sky, MT 2016
Defining Damages:  Defining Medical Care Needs in the Third Party Severity Bodily Injury Claims, New York, NY 2015
The Economics of Cerebral Palsy”, Birth Trauma Seminar AIG, New York, NY 2014
“The Affordable Care Act and its impact on Birth Trauma Litigation.”29th Annual Perinatal Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO 2014
“Category II Fetal Heart Rate Tracings, Complying with the Standard of Care.” ProAssurance, Okemos, MI  2013
“Fetal Head Compression.” Current Controversies in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Long Beach Memorial in Conjunction with Memorial Care Center for Women,  Welches, OR  2012
“Intrauterine Ischemia from Head Compression In Utero, Fact or Fiction.” Annual Southern California Association
  for Healthcare Risk Management, Palm Springs, CA  2012
“The Path to Perinatal Excellence.” “Hypoxic Fetal Heart Rate Patterns and Significance of Tachysystole/Hypertonus.” BETA Healthcare Group. San Francisco, CA Lead the Way 2011
“Obstetrical Malpractice for the Defense.” 25th Annual Perinatal Conference. Steamboat Springs, CO  2010


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