Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys and Ohio Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys and Cerebral Palsy Attorneys with the experience and skills to win
The birth of a child should be an exciting and happy time. When a serious injury due to malpractice or negligence occurs during pregnancy, labor or delivery, the news is devastating and creates a situation for which no one is prepared.
Some of the most common birth injuries that occur in Ohio include:
- Brain hemorrhages or bleeds
- Brain damage from reduced blood or oxygen flow/ hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Metal retardation or developmental delays
Babies that are premature or that are multiples are more at risk of birth injury. In Ohio, a recent study released by the Ohio Department of Health reveals that more than 12% of babies born in Ohio were premature in 2011. This is down very slightly from 2010 but is much higher than the 9% rate in 2009. Another report issued in September 2008 by the Ohio Department of Health shows that half of the infant deaths in 2006 were premature babies and 12% were from multiple births.
It is the responsibility of medical professionals to recognize high-risk obstetrical situations and develop an appropriate medical plan. And further, if an emergency arises, they must act swiftly and appropriately to prevent birth injuries like those above.
If you gave birth in Ohio and are now coping with one of these birth injuries, the attorneys at Reiter & Walsh can help. Our firm specializes in birth injury cases. Our knowledge and skills are unparalleled and we have a very impressive record of verdicts and settlements to back it up!
Serving birth injured babies and children of Ohio
We serve all cities and communities in the state of Ohio, including:
- Bowling Green
E-mail Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers or call us at 1-888-419-BABY for a free consultation.