The birth of a child can quickly turns from one of life’s most joyous occasions to a heart wrenching tragedy when obstetrical negligence results in a serious or fatal birth injury. If you believe that your child’s birth injury was the result of medical malpractice, please talk to the Ohio birth injury lawyer of The Thompson Law Firm today.
Birth injuries are often caused by medical negligence, but some are the result of unavoidable complications of pregnancy and delivery. An experienced birth injury lawyer can determine whether obstetrical negligence was involved by conducting a thorough investigation of your case.
Examples of birth injuries for which you and your child may be may be entitled to compensation which can pay for your child’s medical care, special needs, and more, include:
- Brain injuries including cerebral palsy
- Brachial Plexus injuries including Erb’s palsy
- Birth defects caused by SSRI use (antidepressants)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Untreated jaundice
- Meconium aspiration (inhalation of first feces)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Skull fracture
- Cranial nerve injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Bleeding beneath the scalp
- Bleeding beneath the skull
- Umbilical cord strangulation
Birth Injury Consequences
Birth injuries can result in fetal death or infant death in the first few hours or days after delivery. Babies who survive may have a significantly shortened life expectancy and many live with permanent disabilities.
However, some birth injuries can be successfully treated, especially when detected and treated earlier. Children who are not expected to make a full recovery may still require extensive medical care.
Aside from medical treatments, which may be extensive and required on a regular basis for life, children with birth injuries often have a variety of special needs, depending on the nature of the injury. This can include physical therapy, special education, 24-hour care, and special equipment to accommodate physical disabilities.
If your child has suffered a birth injury,in Ohio, please call an experienced birth injury lawyer of The Thompson Law Firm at 1-614-461-9000 or toll free 1-800-461-9013 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.