Errors by OB/GYNs, anesthesiologists, obstetrics nurses and midwives can leave a newborn struggling with a lifetime of physical disabilities of intellectual challenges. Hospitals and clinics that fail to properly equip and sterilize birthing suites, license and train staff, or enforce best practices also put children at risk.
Knowing how birth injuries can devastate families in addition to harming children, Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman works hard to hold negligent health care providers and health care facilities accountable.
Birth injuries come in many varieties, but they often result from mistakes that professionals should not have made. The cases we handle typically involve one or more of the following:
Ohio allows parents or the child who suffered a birth injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible people and health care facilities.
The state imposes strict statutes of limitations on birth injury claims, and courts demand a significant amount of strong evidence that an avoidable mistake caused a child’s injuries. For instance, a parent has a single year — 12 months – from the date on which the birth injury occurred to file a legally viable claim. That same year will be the first of the injured child’s life, a time during which the parents will need to focus on their baby’s health and development.
Partnering with a dedicated birth injury lawyer will give the parents a strong legal ally who has the time and motivation to complete paperwork, track down and organize medical records, and determine which standards of care were violated. To learn if we can perform these essential services for your family, call us at (614) 221-3318 or request a free consultation by completing this contact form.