Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys

Serving Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, and all other Ohio Cities

From our home base in Southeast Michigan, we help families across the United States secure their children’s futures by fighting for hospital accountability. We’ve helped families ensure their children have resources for therapy, medical care, and accessible housing by fighting for their right to keep hospitals and medical practitioners accountable for their negligence. We have an extensive network of experts, researchers, and attorneys all across the United States, ensuring we have access to the latest developments in obstetrics, gynecology, and birth injury law.  Ohio birth injury attorney Jesse Reiter is admitted to practice in Ohio and in the Ohio Supreme Court.

If you live in Ohio – or anywhere else in the U.S. – we’d be happy to speak with you about the events that occurred during your prenatal care, labor and delivery to help pinpoint the cause of your child’s disabilities. The consultation is always complimentary, completely confidential, and risk-free – your information is safe with us, and you’ll never pay fees out-of-pocket. We only collect a fee if we secure a recovery for you – which means there’s no risk involved in picking up the phone and talking to us. Our attorneys have more than a century of collective experience and the drive to keep hospitals accountable.

Helping Families with Birth Injuries Across Ohio

In 2010, more than 139,000 babies were born in Ohio. The majority of these births went smoothly and resulted in healthy children. Unfortunately, even with cutting-edge research universities, hospitals and medical personnel, complications and medical errors occurred and a number of these children were born with birth injuries such as cerebral palsy (CP), hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and seizures. Complications that arise during the delivery of a baby can be frightening. Mothers trust their obstetricians, 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. That’s where we come in – helping your family secure your child’s care. While we handle all types of birth injuries, we focus on Ohio cerebral palsy cases & Ohio HIE cases.

Here’s a review that a recent Ohio client left us on our Google page:

Reiter and Walsh Review- Ohio Birth Injury Lawyers

Legal Help for Your Child’s Ohio Birth Injuries

We’d be happy to meet with you if your child had a birth injury, wherever you are in Ohio. There are many diagnoses and conditions that could potentially indicate a birth injury or factors that could have contributed to one. The first step to learning why your child has injuries, disabilities, or delays starts with a simple phone call. If you recognize that either you or your child had one of these conditions, it might be worthwhile to talk to an Ohio birth injury lawyer to review your medical records. Of course, the presence of these diagnoses doesn’t always mean medical malpractice occurred, but there’s never harm in taking a second look:

Conditions and Injuries to Look for in Your Baby:

  • Baby born blue
  • Baby 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 rupture of the membranes (PROM)
  • Premature birth
  • Baby born small (IUGR)
  • Baby born too big (macrosomia)
  • The need for resuscitation or ventilation after birth
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neonatal brain damage
  • Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) or cystic PVL
  • Hypoxic – ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injury
  • Kernicterus
  • Sepsis
  • Fetal stroke
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Intracranial hemorrhages (brain bleeds)
  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)
  • Neonatal hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Postmaturity syndrome

Maternal Medical Conditions:

  • Placental abruption
  • Preeclampsia / eclampsia
  • Uterine rupture
  • Placenta previa
  • Vasa previa
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Chorioamnionitis/villitis
  • Group B Strep (GBS)
  • UTIs/BV
  • Post-term pregnancy
  • Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)
  • Oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid)

Labor and Delivery Complications:

Ohio Hospitals, Medical Centers, and NICUs

Not all NICUs are the same. There is a lot of differing terminology surrounding nurseries and neonatal NICUs. Some nurseries are only capable of providing basic care for low-risk babies that had no complications. NICUs (usually called Level III or Level IV NICUs) are designed to help babies in critical condition or with serious medical conditions that require more intensive care. The following are a short sampling of some of the Level III and IV NICUs in the state of Ohio:

To understand the different capabilities of different maternity units, newborn care nurseries, and NICUs, please see the Ohio Department of Health’s Licensing Guidelines. For a local listing of other birth-related service providers, please see Columbus Parent’s guide to places for giving birth.

Ohio Universities and Research Centers

Several universities and research centers conduct high levels of medical and scientific research within the state of Ohio, including:

Ohio Law Schools

There are a total of nine law schools within the state of Ohio, including:

Ohio Military Hospitals

There are several military hospitals in Ohio, including:

The VA Health System is administered by the VA Healthcare System of Ohio, VISN 10.

Ohio Birth Injuries and Medical Negligence

Over the course of our many years of experience, we’ve seen some common patterns emerge in our cases. In many cases, a failure to appropriately recognize, diagnose, or treat an underlying risk factor or a failure to take appropriate action ended up causing an injury – an injury that would have been avoided if doctors provide care according to the ‘standard of care’  – guidelines for providing care is specific situations.

Examples of these scenarios include:

Trusted Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys


The award-winning Ohio birth injury attorneys at Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers have helped children across the country affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and other birth injuries. Our attorneys have been focusing solely on birth injury cases, specifically HIE and cerebral palsy cases, for their entire careers. If your child experienced a birth injury and now has seizures, HIE, brain damage, cerebral palsy or any other long-term condition, contact Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers today at 888-419-2229.  Contact the law offices of Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers, whether you are in Akron, Bowling Green, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Parma, Sandusky, Toledo, Youngstown, or any other Ohio city – we travel to you and will help you determine the right course of action for your child.

Our Experience and Recognition in Birth Injury Litigation

The Ohio birth injury lawyers at our law firm focus solely on birth injury cases, which means that we have a thorough knowledge of the complex medical content associated with birth injury cases, plus top-notch, award-winning medical, economic and forensics experts at our side.

Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers is one of the few law firms in the U.S. that focuses only on birth injury. Our thorough knowledge of birth injury allows us to focus 100% on the details of these complex medical cases. Unlike other personal injury firms, which may split their focus to handle car accidents, drug interactions, and medical device malfunctions, as well as birth injury, Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers focuses on birth injury and birth injury only.

Contact us 24/7 to have a free, no-obligation case evaluation, and to speak to an attorney about your options for pursuing a case. Our award-winning attorneys have been listed as SuperLawyers, as well as in U.S. News and World Report’s “Top Medical Malpractice Lawyers” for many years. The firm has also been listed among U.S. News and World Report’s “Top 100 Law Firms,” among other accolades. Feel free to reach out to us with any birth injury litigation-related questions you may have, and we would be happy to explain your legal options.

“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. They are inspiring lawyers with a purpose. Our family was blessed to have them walk us through the legal process that was foreign to us at the time. They worked for us 24/7 and were never too busy to answer all our questions. We absolutely loved working with them! 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

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