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Causes of Birth Injury

Causes Of Birth Injury


When obstetricians make mistakes, babies can suffer a lifetime of problems like cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, and developmental delays. In the worst cases, these mistakes can be fatal.

You may have a claim for monetary damages if the actions, decisions or inaction of health care professionals resulted in serious injury or death during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. The Becker Law Firm represents clients in birth injury and death cases statewide and beyond.

Call (440) 252-4399 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team today.

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Pregnancy must be properly managed, and the baby must be regularly and accurately monitored. From the initial sonograms to the time of birth, doctors have a legal obligation to follow the medical standards of care to protect babies and their mothers. Failure to follow these standards can lead to pregnancy complications and subsequent birth injuries.

Discuss Your Case with Our Firm Today

Medical negligence cases require an in-depth understanding of anatomy, medical standards, and the law. The Becker Law Firm benefits from the knowledge of the medical professionals on our team. When necessary, we also work with well-credentialed experts to identify preventable causes of birth injury or death. Call (440) 252-4399 to discuss your case with our dedicated legal team.

  • $15.9 Million Birth Injury
  • $13.5 Million Birth Injury

    Becker Law Firm attorneys Michael Becker and David Skall obtained a jury verdict for $13.5 million in Akron, Ohio. The case involved a now 16- year-old boy who suffered a brain injury at the time of birth (specifically a watershed injury). The doctor held liable for causing the boy’s injury is Laura Fortner, M.D., previously of Atrium OB/GYN, Inc.

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    Failure to Appropriately Manage Preeclampsia Resulting in Brain Damage

  • $4.5 Million Birth Injury

    Failure to Carefully Ligate Umbilical Cord, Resulting In Severing Child’s Great Toe, Major Fluctuation In Child’s Blood Pressure And Subsequent Brain Damage (Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delays)

  • $4.25 Million Birth Injury

    Failure of Obsterical Caregivers to Recognize Maternal Hemorrhage Resulting in Brain Damage

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How Do I Know If I Have A Case?

The Becker Law Firm can evaluate your possible claim of prenatal care negligence. From offices in Cleveland and Elyria, our lawyers represent clients throughout Ohio. Contact our trial lawyers by email or call (440) 252-4399 to arrange a free initial consultation.

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    Should You Contact an Attorney?

    The reality is that most physicians have insurance. Just as you carry automobile insurance, doctors and hospitals have medical malpractice insurance. This protects them when they make a mistake and more importantly, it protects those who they have hurt.

    It can be difficult to properly raise a child with even minor birth injuries. Children who had their physical or mental possibilities taken away from them at birth deserve every opportunity to grow to their full potential. Those opportunities come at a cost—special therapies, adaptive technologies, and expensive surgeries. We can assemble a team of experts who will determine what your child will need to reach that potential. At the end of the case, you will have a customized life care plan, a roadmap to help you and your child navigate a better life.


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