Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys
From our home base just outside of Detroit, ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.) helps families in Michigan, Ohio, and across the United States ensure that their children have the financial means to access lifelong treatment, accessible housing, and other important resources. We fight hard to hold hospitals and medical practitioners accountable for negligence and instances of medical malpractice. We have an extensive network of attorneys and medical experts all across the United States, keeping us up-to-date on the latest information concerning the statute of limitations in each state and the standard of care in obstetrics and gynecology. Firm owner and attorney Jesse Reiter is admitted to practice in Ohio and in the Ohio Supreme Court.
What is a birth injury?
Childbirth is a special moment in any parent’s life. However, complications that arise during the delivery of a baby can be frightening. Mothers trust their obstetricians, midwives, nurses and other healthcare providers to identify these complications and treat them quickly to ensure the safety of both the mother and baby. Sometimes, however, mistakes can happen and the baby gets injured.
Birth injuries are harm caused to the baby at and around the time of birth. There are many types of birth injuries and multiple may even occur at once. These injuries can be a consequence of medical malpractice and can result in permanent disabilities for the child. Birth injuries are not always immediately known; delays in the child’s development may not become apparent until they start missing developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations (SOL). This statute varies on a state-by-state basis, and even depending on what type of facility the malpractice occurred in. If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible since birth injury lawsuits can take years to litigate. In Ohio, you have 1 year from the date of the injury to file a parental claim regarding a birth injury case. Claims filed on behalf of the injured child must be made by their 19th birthday.
Legal Help in Ohio
It’s crucial to find an attorney that only handles birth injury. The complexity of the medical records and the law requires experience and the right network of experts. Attorneys at ABC Law Centers are licensed to practice in Ohio and have years of first-hand experience litigating cases there.
At ABC Law Centers, our unique focus on birth injury means that we can provide thorough knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases, while giving each client the personal attention they need and deserve. Call today for a free consultation!
Common Birth Injuries
Some of the more common birth injury cases our attorneys have handled include one or more of the following conditions:
- Baby born blue, not breathing or crying at birth
- Baby born floppy or limp
- Developmental delays
- Shaking, repetitive twitching, or long periods of blank staring after birth
- Seizures in your baby
- NICU admission
- Premature birth
- Baby born small (IUGR)
- Baby born too big (macrosomia)
- Need for resuscitation or ventilation after birth
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral palsy (CP)
- Neonatal brain damage
- Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)
- Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injury
- Fetal stroke
- Intracranial hemorrhages (brain bleeds)
- Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS)
- Neonatal hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Postmaturity syndrome
Maternal medical conditions:
- Placental abruption
- Uterine rupture
- Placenta previa
- Vasa previa
- Gestational diabetes
- Group B Strep (GBS)
- Post-term pregnancy
- Premature rupture of the membranes (PROM)
- Oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid)
Labor and delivery complications:
- The misuse of forceps and vacuum extractors
- Umbilical cord issues, such as prolapse or compression
- Prolonged and arrested labor
- Abnormal fetal presentation, such as breech, face, or brow presentation
- Issues with anesthesia or induction drugs
About ABC Law Centers
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.
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“Jesse Reiter is a remarkable and well experienced birth injury lawyer. We hired Reiter & Walsh after reading about Mr. Reiter’s professional profile and years of experience. We were very happy with the services he provided and admire his professional excellence. He conducted professional and ethical manners; he worked with great dignity. Throughout the legal process, we were informed…We wish Reiter & Walsh much strength to serve families that deserve better outcomes, and we shine a light to their lives, just as they did with ours. We are highly satisfied with their professional services and wish them the best of luck.”
-Client review from 9/16/2017