Birth Injuries

A birth injury or death to a newborn child causes immense heartbreak for a family and a lifetime of emotional and financial hardship for the child and parents. Our Columbus birth injury lawyers can determine if there was a delivery room error or if your physician was negligent and failed to diagnose and treat prenatal and/or birth complications.

Types of Birth Injuries

A variety of conditions can contribute to birth injuries. Our Columbus attorneys can help you seek damages if your newborn suffered trauma from:

  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Injury due to forceps or vacuum extractor
  • Internal bleeding
  • Kernicterus
  • Placental abruption
  • Premature delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stillbirth
  • Umbilical cord compression

Causes of Birth Injuries

Your child’s birth injury may be the result of negligence before, during or after delivery.  These may include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Delay in ordering a cesarean section (c-section)
  • Improper monitoring of the child’s vitals
  • Incorrect positioning of the baby or mother for delivery
  • Improper use of forceps or a vacuum extractor during delivery
  • Inappropriately administrating Pitocin
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to anticipate complications related to the mother’s health, or complication due to the weight of the child
  • Failure to diagnose and treat gestational diabetes, infections, jaundice, meningitis, eclampsia or pre-eclampsia during pregnancy
  • Failure to manage premature labor
  • Failure to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment
  • Failure to perform genetic testing
  • Failure to recognize and treat seizures following delivery
  • Failure to respond to bleeding or fetal distress