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Birth Injury Attorney in Columbus

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Few if any events in people’s lives create more joy than the birth of a child. Unfortunately, this joy sometimes changed 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 occur due to errors on the part of health care 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 malpractice law firms, our birth injury attorneys 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.

Our most recent settlements include:

  • $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
  • $700,000 settlement to the parents of an infant who was improperly resuscitated by the hospital’s neonatologist
  • $250,000 settlement to the parents of an infant who died as a direct result of the doctor’s failure to re-intubate child and provide the appropriate medications to properly resuscitate the newborn

Why Work With Our Team?

The medical malpractice attorneys at Rourke and Blumenthal have helped numerous parents recover damages for children injured as a result of errors or mistakes by health care professionals. Our personal injury lawyers utilize the top experts in the country to determine whether errors occurred in the care provided during labor and delivery and to determine what injuries were sustained by the baby as a result of these errors.

Rourke and Blumenthal works with physicians specializing in many areas, including:

  • Pediatric development
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Life care planning

By working with medical experts, can determine the special needs of the injured baby and to outline what form of assistance and care the child will need now and in the future. The goal of Rourke and 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.

If you believe your child may have sustained a serious birth injury as a result of medical malpractice, please contact our Columbus birth injury attorneys at Rourke and Blumenthal.

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