The Donahey Law Firm

Columbus Birth Injury Attorneys, Serving All of Ohio

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Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys in Ohio

A birth injury can be one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through. When a preventable injury or death occurs as a result of medical negligence, a medical mistake, or accident, especially in Columbus and across Ohio, our birth injury lawyers are here to support and guide you. The resulting grief, expenses, and long-term effects can be overwhelming.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Ohio birth injury lawyers have extensive experience handling these sensitive cases. We understand that the victim of a birth injury is always the most innocent party, and families can feel lost and frightened after a birth injury occurs. Our compassionate and dedicated team is here to help you navigate through this difficult time and pursue justice on behalf of your child.

Which Birth Injuries Can Your Ohio Lawyers Address?

Our attorneys provide legal counsel to clients throughout the state of Ohio whose lives have been impacted by a birth injury, as well as any other severe or catastrophic personal injury. We have handled numerous cases involving infant injuries, and we can answer the difficult questions that surround these unfortunate events. In Columbus and throughout Ohio, our skilled attorneys are equipped to handle complex birth injury cases with compassion and expertise.

We serve families involved in many kinds of birth injury cases, including those involving brachial plexus injury, cerebral palsy, forceps trauma, untreated jaundice, and other delivery room errors.

Our experienced birth injury lawyers bring a deep understanding of medical and legal facets to each case, and they provide clients with the best opportunity to obtain fair compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and outstanding damages caused by the accident.

Birth Injury Attorney in Ohio

A few of the birth injury cases we handle include:

Wrongful Birth

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

Cerebral Palsy and Cerebral Hypoxia are preventable medical conditions that can result from oxygen deprivation or trauma. Medical staff members are responsible for preventing such incidents from happening.

Proper care for both the parent and newborn is crucial after labor to ensure they remain healthy. Postpartum negligence usually results in injuries to the parent. Some examples of this negligence may include a failure to monitor the baby and parent following delivery, failure to order necessary medical tests, or failure to update medical records.

If doctors do not pick up on medical warning signs and take proper action to avoid complications or emergencies during labor, both parent and child can suffer severe injuries.

Medical issues during pregnancy can pose risks to the parent and baby, but if they are discovered early and proper treatment is administered, medical injuries can be avoided. When such issues are not diagnosed and/or treated, this can result in birth injuries or death.

Jaundice can be common in infants, but if incorrect treatment is administered, no treatment is provided, or the child is not properly monitored, it can lead to many medical issues such as brain damage, vision problems, and hearing loss.

Some birth infections cannot be prevented, but others may actually be the result of medical negligence. Additionally, if an infection is not diagnosed or treated properly, the medical staff may be liable for the resulting injuries.

Doctors may need to use forceps to deliver a child if there are birth complications. However, negligent use of these instruments can result in lifelong disabilities and hardship for the child.

If an infant suffers brain damage before or during delivery, it may be linked to medical malpractice.

C-sections are often used to counteract birth complications, and failure to perform one within the proper amount of time could be grounds for medical malpractice.

Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome both begin with high blood pressure during pregnancy. If not discovered and treated properly, both of these conditions can have catastrophic consequences.

Doctors should closely monitor a baby’s vital signs during birth to prevent distress caused by inadequate blood flow. Failure to do so may be grounds for medical malpractice.

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

In these tragic situations, The Donahey Law Firm sensitively handles each case on an individual basis. If medical malpractice was involved, you can count on us to get to the bottom of what happened.

Failure to find an issue with the path of the umbilical cord and solve it promptly can cause lifelong problems for a child.

Choosing the Right Birth Injury Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

If you have questions about a birth-related injury, or would like to schedule a consultation with an experienced malpractice lawyer in Ohio, contact The Donahey Law Firm today. Our lawyers serve families throughout the state who have suffered the tragedy of birth injuries at the hands of medical professionals.

We take care of everything you need to file a birth injury claim or birth injury lawsuit—all without the stress or uncertainty of going it alone. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and find out how we can help you and your family.

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