Was Your Child Injured At Birth?
Trust our Ohio birth injury attorneys to make things right.
Nothing matters more to a new parent than having a healthy, happy baby. Unfortunately, not all births go according to plan – and often, a medical provider’s negligence is to blame. At Gervelis Law Firm, we are committed to achieving justice for victims of birth injuries in Ohio. We strongly believe negligent health care professionals must be held accountable for their actions.
Our attorneys handle a wide variety of birth injury medical malpractice cases, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain injury
- Nerve injury
We stand up for cerebral palsy victims
Cerebral palsy, one of the most common movement and muscle disorders, is often caused by injuries to the central nervous system before or during birth. Not every case of cerebral palsy is preventable, but many are, due to mistakes made by doctors. There are many factors — before, during and after birth — that can contribute to the onset of cerebral palsy, including:
- During delivery: lack of oxygen reaching the fetus, baby gets stuck in birth canal
- After delivery: stroke, infection, ineffective resuscitation efforts
The doctor’s job is to monitor the baby’s heart rate, test for complications, and immediately intervene if there is a risk of brain damage. If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, you need to speak to a lawyer about your legal options.
Get help for your baby and funding for long-term care
The cost of doing even the simplest things in life can increase dramatically when someone suffers from cerebral palsy or another life-altering birth injury. Your child may need physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication to control seizures, even surgery. Over the course of a lifetime, those costs can add up to millions or even tens of millions of dollars.
That’s why we vigorously seek full compensation for long-term medical care as well as compensation for current medical expenses and other damages. Your family’s best interests come first here. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer.