I have seen a lot throughout my nearly four decades of practicing law. One of the most devastating injuries I have come across is brain injury. This is even more tragic when the affected individual is an infant that was injured during birth and now face lifelong challenges that change their lives (and the lives of those who care for them) forever. I am repeatedly outraged by the information that doctors give their patients about these kinds of injuries. Despite what you might have heard from your doctor, this kind of brain injury is often preventable and was the result of a medical error.
As an experienced Columbus, OH, brain injury attorney, I can work with you to find the answers you need and deserve.
What causes brain injury to infants during birth?
It can often be difficult to pinpoint exactly what led to brain damage when an infant is injured during birth. There are a variety of things that could have played a part. In general, however, there are a few factors that tend to be the most common:
- Head trauma. Birth can be a shockingly traumatic experience, and medical professionals often have to use tools like vacuum extractors and forceps to help the process along. Using these tools incorrectly can lead to the infant suffering a brain injury.
- Lack of oxygen. Another common cause of birth injury in infants, anoxia (a lack of oxygen to the brain) can happen when the baby is allowed to stay in the birth canal for too long, the administration of incorrect medications, the failure to perform a necessary c-section, or the failure to detect the umbilical cord wrapped around the infant’s neck.
- Untreated infections. Failing to treat an infection in infant or mother before the birth process can also lead to brain injury.
I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Very rarely are there truly no warning signs that should have caught the attention of a medical professional during a pregnancy or birth. Because of this, it is particularly tragic when an infant suffers brain injuries that should have been prevented entirely. That’s one of the reasons why I fight for the rights of victims of this kind of injury claim. I understand how devastating these injuries can be, and I’ll fight to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. This is important because infants suffering from brain injuries often need lifelong care, and that can be an expensive prospect for many individuals.
It also should be noted that while my primary concern is securing a fair recovery for you, I have a larger goal designed to help change medical policy to ensure that this kind of preventable brain injury stops occurring. I don’t want this to happen to anyone, and I’m working hard to use my expertise and knowledge to accomplish that goal.
When you work with me, you’re receiving the very best legal representation out there. I work with individuals in the Columbus, Ohio area and I’m happy to help. I also meet outside of the typical “work week”. I know that your schedule is often unpredictable, and I’ll adjust mine to best suit your needs. One of the primary ways that I do this is by offering my personal cell phone number to my clients so they can reach me at any time.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury during birth, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Reach out to me today for more information.