Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys

Birth injury may be the result of negligence before, during, or after delivery.

Birth injuries

birth injury or death to a newborn child causes immense heartbreak for a family and a lifetime of emotional and financial hardship for the child and parents. Our Ohio birth injury lawyers can determine if there was a delivery room error or if your physician was negligent and failed to diagnose and treat prenatal and/or birth complications.

Types of Birth Injuries

A variety of conditions can contribute to birth injuries. Our ohio attorneys can help you seek damages if your newborn suffered trauma from:

  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Injury due to forceps or vacuum extractor
  • Internal bleeding
  • Kernicterus
  • Placental abruption
  • Premature delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stillbirth
  • Umbilical cord compression

Causes of Birth Injuries

Your child’s birth injury may be the result of negligence before, during or after delivery.  These may include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Delay in ordering a cesarean section (c-section)
  • Improper monitoring of the child’s vitals
  • Incorrect positioning of the baby or mother for delivery
  • Improper use of forceps or a vacuum extractor during delivery
  • Inappropriately administrating Pitocin
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to anticipate complications related to the mother’s health, or complication due to the weight of the child
  • Failure to diagnose and treat gestational diabetes, infections, jaundice, meningitis, eclampsia or pre-eclampsia during pregnancy
  • Failure to manage premature labor
  • Failure to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment
  • Failure to perform genetic testing
  • Failure to recognize and treat seizures following delivery
  • Failure to respond to bleeding or fetal distress

Practice Areas

We are experienced trial attorneys protecting people who have been hurt in accidents, and we work tirelessly to hold those at fault responsible. We represent plaintiffs in the following practice areas: