Many pregnancies are low risk. But, according to the American Pregnancy Association, as many as 60 percent to 80 percent of pregnancies may involve the risk of complications. These birth complications require special treatment by a doctor. They may require referral to a specialist, special testing or extra monitoring. They may require the mother to change her behavior, like following a strict bed rest regiment at her doctor's recommendation.
It is when doctors fail to take the actions they should that pregnancy complications can cause the most harm. Injuries can range from minor bruises and skin irritations to severe damage to the brain that may result in death of the infant. These brain injuries can occur when the newborn child is deprived of oxygen or is bleeding inside the brain from trauma during labor or delivery.
When a doctor does not take the correct actions and when harm occurs, the doctor may be liable for medical malpractice injuries. At The Donahey Law Firm, we have experience in highly-sensitive medical malpractice cases, like birth injury cases involving birthing complications. We serve families who have suffered the tragedy of a birth injury by helping parents understand the legal ramifications of these incidents.
To do this, our lawyers bring a broad medical and legal understanding of birth injuries to the courtroom, and provide you with a good opportunity to obtain monetary compensation for things like pain and suffering, medical expenses and future damages caused by the untreated birthing complications.
Labor & Delivery Complications
- Birth Asphyxia
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Cephalopelvic Disproportion
- Delayed C Section
- Erb's Palsy
- Fetal Distress
- Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
- Labor Induction Errors
- Newborn Brain Injury
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Umbilical Cord Complications
- Wrongful Death of Baby During Childbirth
- Wrongful Death of Mother During Childbirth
Talk to an Ohio Lawyer About Birthing Complications
While there is a great deal of information about birthing complications on the Internet, the best way to learn about how the law applies to you is to talk directly with a lawyer. Contact our Columbus, Ohio, law offices by calling us toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. We represent clients throughout the state of Ohio. Initial consultations with an attorney are free, confidential and at no obligation.