If the long-anticipated birth of your son or daughter was marred by a serious birth injury, our law firm could help you seek financial compensation. At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, our Cincinnati birth injury lawyers will identify the cause of the birth injury and the health care team member at fault. We will also assign financial liability.
A birth injury can mean you and your child are left to cope with lifelong impairments. With our guidance, you might be able to collect compensation for your child’s medical care and the ongoing care they may require in the future.
Our personal injury team can help you recover a range of additional expenses. We can also communicate and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Our team aims to resolve your case with the best possible outcome.
Leading Causes of Traumatic Births
Merck Manual defines a birth injury as one that occurs because of the pressure of emerging from the birth canal. Its most commonly reported causes include:
- Atypical delivery presentations, including breach, brow, face, and shoulder presentations
- Difficult deliveries that require the use of forceps, vacuums, or other assistive devices
- Larger than normal birth weights that could have been detected as part of prenatal care
- Prolonged labor and delivery, which a cesarean section delivery could have resolved
When we represent you, our team reviews your medical records—and your child’s—with a medical expert who can help us uncover the cause of your child’s traumatic delivery. The expert we consult can also help us explain the negligence that led to the birth injury and whether it could have been avoided.
Types of Birth Injuries
A newborn passing through the birth canal can be difficult under certain circumstances. If poor decisions for prenatal care or during delivery caused your child’s birth injury, they might experience one of the following results:
- Bone breaks and fractures, particularly in the shoulder and collarbone
- Head and brain injuries caused by the pressure of navigating the birth canal
- Brain damage from a blocked or restricted oxygen supply
- Perinatal asphyxia caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain
Injuries like broken or fractured bones usually heal over time, allowing your infant to eventually experience a full recovery. More serious birth injuries can result in lifelong disabilities for your infant. They include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
Diagnosing and treating conditions resulting from a birth injury can be long and difficult. While you concentrate on your newborn’s recovery, our lawyer can build your birth injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Cincinnati, call 614-545-3930
Financial Compensation After a Birth Injury
If your child was hurt because of a birth injury in Cincinnati, you deserve to ensure they have an optimal recovery with the tools and resources their injuries require. Our birth injury lawyer will help define your range of recoverable damages.
The medical and financial experts we consult in your case can identify the current and future care your child will require (and its anticipated cost). According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.18, the compensation we help you fight for includes past and future medical care, such as:
- Multiple therapies
- Assistive medical devices
- Home and vehicle modifications
- Specialized education
Your compensation could also consider:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Ongoing mental and emotional distress
- Physical, speech, and occupational therapy
- Parental loss of wages and income
The Fitch Law Firm LLC team carefully assesses the value of your economic and non-economic damages. Our goal is to negotiate the settlement package you and your child need. We will go to court to fight for your family if necessary.
We Ensure Your Child Gets the Care They Need
We are passionate about recovering damages for injured newborns and their families, which shows in our client testimonials. One birth injury client we helped in the past has the following to say:
“John represented my family my daughter was permanently injured during childbirth…he stuck with us every step of the way…and his hard work paid off. My daughter will be well cared for the rest of her life…I highly recommend this firm to anyone!” (Lori B)
A birth injury can mean your child will require extensive care. When our team represents you, we work hard to make sure the at-fault medical professional is held accountable for the cost of your child’s ongoing needs.
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Let Our Birth Injury Lawyer Fight for You
Proving you and your newborn are entitled to compensation is a complex legal matter. When our firm represents you, you can leave the hard work of building your case to us. Our team will:
- Review your case at no cost to you
- Obtain medical records for you and your child
- Identify the negligent party or parties
- Interview witnesses and medical experts
- Assign a thoroughly researched value to your case
- Answer your questions
- Communicate with all involved parties
- Advise you on the fairness of settlement offers
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- Protect your (and your child’s) rights
Our birth injury lawyer is familiar with Ohio law and insurance rules. We communicate with the at-fault medical professional and your insurance provider. Our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for you so you can get back to enjoying your family.
Fight Back at No Upfront Cost to You
Our birth injury team will represent you on a contingency-fee basis so you can start preparing your case with no out-of-pocket costs. We cover all case-related expenses, including medical experts, filing fees, and incidental costs. We do not expect or receive compensation until we win a financial award for you.
Get Your Free Birth Injury Case Review Immediately
If your newborn was injured during their delivery in Cincinnati, our birth injury lawyer would help you get compensation. Contact one of our team members at The Fitch Law Firm LLC by calling (513) 407-4521 today.