Having a happy, healthy newborn is the goal of all expecting parents. Unfortunately, birth injuries occur all the time, although most of them are 100-percent preventable. If your child suffered an avoidable injury at birth, you owe it to your child and your family to reach out to our Columbus birth injury attorney at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers to weigh your legal options and discover how to hold the responsible party(s) in your child’s case accountable for injuries inflicted in utero or during birth.

Types of Birth Injuries

Your child is your whole world, which makes preventable, unnecessary birth injuries the very definition of “a hard pill to swallow” for you as a parent. Our firm has a long track record of seeking justice for birth injury victims, holding doctors and other health care professionals responsible for their negligence, recklessness, carelessness, or inaction.

Some of the most common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy: This condition is sometimes caused by premature birth, infection during pregnancy, placental eruption, brain bleeds, or trauma during labor.
  • Erb’s palsy: Brachial plexus injuries result in nerve damage that can cause weakness or paralysis in the upper extremities, a condition known as Erb’s palsy.
  • Anoxic brain damage: This condition occurs when the baby’s brain suffers from oxygen deprivation. Anoxic brain damage injuries are usually due to the negligent administration of labor-inducing pharmaceuticals, compression of the umbilical cord, or delayed Cesarean section delivery.
  • Skull fracture: The negligent use of tools such as forceps, vacuums, and extractors during birth can lead to traumatic injuries for the infant.

Compensation for Birth Injuries

If you believe that your child’s medical problem might be the result of the actions/inactions or negligence of your OB/GYN, pediatrician, or other professional, you have a right to recover damages on behalf of your injured child. Some compensable damages in your child’s case may include

  • Medical costs: Some birth injuries can be treated and cured, but serious birth injuries may require specialized ongoing care due to the permanent damage they inflict. From ongoing physical therapy to surgeries, medications, and other costs, a fair settlement in a birth injury case may also include the cost of past, present, and future medical care.
  • Loss of potential income: If a baby sustains a permanent injury at birth, then the future earnings potential for that child is diminished. The at-fault party may be held to account for your child’s future lost income.
  • Pain and suffering: The pain your child undergoes as a result of a birth injury is also recoverable in many cases. This is doubly true in the case of serious, permanent injuries.

Let Us Help

Count on our seasoned, knowledgeable and compassionate Columbus birth injury attorney at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers to stand up for your child’s legal right to recover damages for their injuries. We are ready to go toe-to-toe with the at-fault party(s) in your child’s case and will leave no stone unturned in our quest to get your child the fair and just settlement or verdict they deserve. Get a free case evaluation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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