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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. Have you or a loved one suffered as a result of a birth injury in Ohio? Hire our award-winning Columbus birth injury lawyer.
Knowing how birth injuries can devastate families in addition to harming children, the Columbus birth injury lawyers with Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman work 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. Consulting with a caring and experienced Columbus Ohio birth injury attorney before taking legal action is recommended.
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 in Columbus, Ohio 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.