Columbus Birth Injury Attorney

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus birth injury lawyers have experience in the highly sensitive area of birth injuries, which have occurred as the result of medical negligence or any type of accident. We serve families in cases involving cerebral palsy, forceps trauma, untreated jaundice, and other delivery room errors. To discuss your case and receive your FREE case evaluation, contact us today.

With offices throughout Ohio, our Columbus personal injury law firm serves families statewide, who have suffered the tragedy of a birth injury. We help parents understand the legal ramifications of these incidents. Our experienced birth injury lawyers bring a broad medical and legal understanding of birth injuries and provide you with the best opportunity to obtain fair compensation for the pain and suffering, medical expenses, and future damages caused by the accident.

What Are Birth Injuries?

At The Donahey Law Firm, our attorneys can assist with guidance regarding birth injuries, as well as any other severe or catastrophic personal injury. We have handled numerous cases involving injuries to infants and we can answer your very difficult questions in this area.

Our lawyers have a proven track record in birth injury cases, visit our verdicts and settlements page for a list of some of our results. For additional resources, please visit our birth injury information center or contact us for a FREE case evaluation.

A few of the birth injury cases we handle include:

Wrongful Birth

Parents can seek compensation if they were not informed about the risks posed by the pregnancy to the child and the parents.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsey and Crebral Hypoxia are preventable birth conditions that are often the job of the medical staff to prevent.

Postpartum Negligence

Proper care for both the mother and newborn are crucial after labor to ensure that both can live fulfilling lives.

Birthing Complications

Harm to the mother and child can occur if doctors do not pick up on important warning signs or take the proper action.

Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy can pose several risks to the mother and baby, but many can be treated effectively if they are caught.

Untreated Jaundice

Jaundice can be common in infants, but if improperly treated and monitored can lead to many physical problems including brain damage, vision problems, deafness, and more.

Birth Infections

Some birth infections cannot be prevented, but others may be the result of medical negligience if they are not caught or treated properly.

Forceps Extraction

Doctors may need to use forceps to deliver a child if there are brith complciations, however negligient use of these instruments can result in lifelong disability and hardship for the child.

Brain Injuries to Infants

If your child ends up with brain damage despite you doing everything correctly, then it may be due to medical malpractice.

Delayed C Section

C Sections are often used to counteract birthing complciations, and failure to perform one in the correct window of time can be medical malpractice.

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome both begin with high blood pressure during pregnancy. If not found and treated properly these can both have severe consequences.

Fetal Distress

Doctors should closely watch the baby's vital signs during birth to prevent distress caused by inadequate bloodlfow. Failure to do so can be medical malpractice.

Birth Asphyxia

If the baby is deprived of oxygen for too long it may be medical malpractice. This can lead to brain damage and developmental issues if the baby gets wrapped in the umbilical cord or remains I the birth canal, for example.

Stillbirth

We work as a team to sensitively handle this tragic event. If medical malpractice is involved you can count on us.

Umbilical Complications

A doctor's failure to find a problem with the path of the umbilical cord and solve it in the proper timeframe can cause lifelong problems for the baby.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can result in premature birth and lifelong challenges for the child. It is vital that doctors properly diagnose and treat it by tracking the child's glucose levels.

If you have a question about a birth-related injury, or would like to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced Columbus birth injury attorney, please contact us today.

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