Birth Injury Attorneys in Columbus
Providing Compassionate & Dedicated Representation
Few if any events in people’s lives create more joy than the birth of a child. Unfortunately, this joy sometimes changes to sorrow, pain, and a lifetime of special needs and disabilities as the result of trauma during birth. While sometimes unavoidable, sadly, many forms of birth trauma such as brain injuries and paralysis are avoidable, but they can occur due to errors on the part of healthcare professionals.
These errors can include:
- Failure to recognize and respond to decreased oxygen or blood supply to the baby during labor and delivery
- Medication errors
- Misuse of surgical tools
- Improper use of forceps or suction
- Delayed C-section
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress
Our Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Regarded as one of Ohio’s top medical negligence law firms, our birth injury attorneys in Columbus have extensive experience handling all types of birth injury cases. These include cases ranging from brachial plexus injuries and Erb's palsy to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
Some example of successful recoveries for clients include:
- Over $4,000,000 recovered for a child who suffered a hypoxic brain injury due to a delayed delivery
- $1,500,000 settlement for the death of a 2-year-old child who died after sustaining a severe brain injury during birth and developed cerebral palsy
- $1,400,000 for child who suffered brain injury from mismanaged labor
- $700,000 settlement to the parents of an infant who was improperly resuscitated by the hospital’s neonatologist
Why Work With Our Team?
The birth injury attorneys at Rourke & Blumenthal have helped numerous parents recover damages for children injured as a result of errors or mistakes by healthcare professionals. Our birth injury lawyers utilize the top experts in the country to determine whether errors occurred in the care provided during labor and delivery, as well as what injuries were sustained by the baby as a result of these errors.
Rourke & Blumenthal works with physicians specializing in many areas, including:
- Pediatric development
- Life care planning
By working with medical experts, we can determine the special needs of the injured baby and outline what form of assistance and care the child will need now and in the future. The goal of Rourke & Blumenthal in birth trauma cases is to recover what is needed to provide the best possible care to the injured child and to help him or her to have the highest quality of life possible.
$8,500,000 Verdict for Amputation Injury
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Record-Setting $6,000,000 Rourke & Blumenthal Achieves $6 Million Settlement
Wonderful firm! We have worked with other attorneys in the past and Mike and Tim blew us away. If you have a brain injury in the State of Ohio, you NEED attorneys who are experienced in TBI cases, not just motor vehicle accidents or other personal injury matters. It makes a huge difference having an attorney who understands the medical, emotional, and financial issues a family suffers after a TBI. They are professional, compassionate, and great communicators. I would recommend this office to anyone.- Suzanne
Attorney Jon Stoudt is the best lawyer I've ever worked with. He did everything he could to help me. From the start, Jon was very responsive and always explained everything in terms I could easily understand. Jon's staff was also kind and responsive. I highly recommend Jon and would use him again in the future. Several months after being done with my case, another lawyer, handling a different part of the case, commented on how well Jon handled my civil suit.- Jillian
From the very beginning and to the very end of a long process, Mr. Rourke and his team were extremely compassionate, knowledgeable and friendly. I found them to be honest and easy to communicate with, day or night, weekday or weekend. Mr. Rourke was always professional but at the same time made you feel important and took as much time that was needed to explain the many steps in this process. Everyone of his team were very respectful and caring of everyone in my family involved in our case. I will have an admiration for Mr. Rourke and his team for the remainder of my life.- Kelly
Jonathan Stoudt gave us excellent counsel during our time with him.- Cathy
Mr Timothy Mahler represented me after a personal injury auto accident. He was professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and experienced. I always felt that he had my best interests as the top priority. I was relieved from the intricate and time-consuming tasks related to the accident, free to focus on healing and recovery. He managed the complicated insurance and settlement to the best outcome. His team always treated me with respect. I would highly recommend Mr Mahler and his team. Thank you.- Cathy B.
I suffered physical injuries and a concussion from an auto accident in December of 2020. The team, from receptionist to attorneys, were nothing less than stellar, professional, kind, and hard working. The accident and aftermath were extremely stressful; but the Rourkes, Michael Senior and Michael Junior, helped me navigate the process while I focused on healing. For me, recovery from the accident was the most important part of the process. While I worked on recovering, Rourke and Blumenthal worked on negotiating a fantastic settlement for me. I will forever be grateful for their help!- Maggie S.
Attys. Mike Rourke, Sr. and Mike Rourke, Jr., helped us understand and settle all the legalities after my husband was hit be a car while riding his bicycle. Their extensive knowledge with injury cases, and their professionalism were ever-present, along with their empathy and understanding of what people experience after injuries that change lives. These attorneys always do what they promise, and in a timely and concise manner.. We would recommend Rourke & Blumenthal for anyone who needs legal services related to an accident or injury.- Stefanie M.
Our family is so grateful to have Rob Miller represent my daughter’s personal injury case. He is extremely knowledgeable about Ohio Law and was very patient with my numerous questions. Rob was always genuinely concerned about my daughter’s recovery and well being first. He is professional, knowledgeable, understanding, patient and we are so pleased with the outcome of the settlement. I would highly recommend Rob Miller to anyone looking for a top personal injury attorney.- Kathy