Ohio Birth Injury Lawyers
Legal Representation for Birth Injury Victims
After the immediate shock of finding out that a child has suffered a birth injury, parents are left with unanswered questions. How did it happen? Was this injury or disability avoidable? How will I be able to care for my child? What kind of future will my child have?
In Ohio, many parents come to the law firm of Dennis Seaman & Associates when they are looking for answers. That is because we are one of the largest, most established medical malpractice and personal injury law firms in Ohio. We have the attorneys, resources and access to medical experts necessary to determine if medical malpractice played a role in causing a birth injury.
Was Your Child’s Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice?
Childbirth is a dangerous time. If the doctor, nurse or midwife acted in a careful, reasonable manner and observed common standards of care, an unavoidable problem could still occur. Many birth injuries are not the result of negligence.
How do you know if your child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence? An attorney at our office will talk with you about your situation and listen to your story. If we believe negligence may have occurred, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case. We will advance the cost of this investigation with the expectation that we will make a financial recovery for you. If we are unable to obtain a recovery in your case, you owe us nothing.
Birth Injuries That May Be the Result of Malpractice
Failing to identify problems during pregnancy, failing to monitor the progress of labor, failing to identify breach birth, and failing to respond promptly to fetal distress are acts of negligence that can result in birth injuries such as:
- Cerebral palsy, a brain injury that affects body movements and control
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition caused when the infant brain does not receive enough oxygen
- Erb’s palsy and shoulder dystocia, an injury to the arm or shoulder during delivery that causes permanent nerve damage
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
If your child suffered a birth injury, contact our Cleveland, Ohio, medical malpractice lawyers to arrange a free consultation. Whether or not you ultimately decide to hire our law firm, one of our attorneys will listen to your story and explain your legal options.