Birth Injuries

Helping Ohio Families Recover Compensation

It can be the most difficult time in a family's life. That most eagerly awaited event, the birth of a child, has become a tragedy due to medical malpractice. And your family and you must now deal with the emotional and financial consequences of birth injuries and sometimes even the wrongful death of mother or child.

During this time, having a compassionate and experienced birth injury lawyer advocate on your side is critical. When your life is in crisis, our experienced lawyers can help you think about important issues and provide the information you need to make decisions. We will also seek justice for your loved one, answering questions about how the incident occurred and holding the negligent parties accountable. Please contact one of our Cleveland birth injuries attorneys to learn how we may be able to help you.

The Legal Advocacy You Need When a Tragedy Occurs

Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A., provides medical malpractice representation to families dealing with birth trauma. We can help you pursue claims involving injuries to infants or mothers for medical negligence which causes injury to the mother or child such as:

  • Failure to properly plan or manage the pregnancy, including maternal-fetal blood type incompatibility (Rh issues)
  • Failure to properly evaluate for and properly perform a C-section
  • Failure to properly evaluate the age and large size of the fetus (macrosomia)
  • Negligent failure to properly monitor maternal or fetal distress
  • Failure to properly manage the mother during pregnancy for conditions such as pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes
  • Negligently planning to do a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)
  • Failure to properly manage shoulder dystocia
  • Failure to manage labor and delivery

These injuries of medical malpractice can cause injuries or death to the mother or fetus, including:

  • Birth asphyxia
  • Anoxic brain injury to the fetus
  • Erb's palsy or other brachial plexus injuries
  • Forceps crush injuries to the baby's skull or brain
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Wrongful death of the mother or child

If your child has suffered a birth injury as a result of medical malpractice, your child and you may be entitled to damages including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Special appliances such as wheelchairs and special equipment for your home
  • Special education costs
  • Special needs trust to pay for lifetime care
  • Loss of income
  • Nursing home care

Not all bad medical outcomes are the result of malpractice. However, if your physician, a nurse or the hospital practiced lower-than-acceptable standard of care medicine, malpractice may have occurred. Malpractice can include ignoring patient risk factors, failure to order medical tests, misreading test results or symptoms, failure to follow up on test results and negligent credentialing.

Let the birth trauma attorneys of Rubin Guttman & Associates put our team of medical and other professionals to work for you.

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