Having a baby is one of the most special times in life. It is a gift to become a parent, even if it is a little scary. Becoming a new parent is nerve-wracking, even if you’ve had children before. You never know quite what to expect with the birth of a new child, but the last thing a parent would ever expect or want for their new baby is a birth injury.
Even with all the advances in medical knowledge and technology, injuries still occur at birth. Sometimes these injuries can affect a child for the rest of their life, such as cerebral palsy. In many cases, these injuries are the result of unavoidable circumstances. But, other times, birth injuries happen as a result of medical error.
If your OBGYN or delivery nurse failed to make correct or safe decisions during the birth of your child, or misused medical equipment, those mistakes could have resulted in the injury of your child. Whether you gave birth in Elyria at University Hospitals or at another hospital in the area, the risk of birth injury as a result of medical error is very real even if it is rare.
If your child suffered from a birth injury and you have questions about the birth injury and how it happened, contact an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to investigate your unique case thoroughly and gather the correct evidence to answer all your questions.
Brian K. Balser, Co. LPA has served Elyria, Ohio for many years and specializes in birth injury cases. The life and health of an infant is a sensitive and important topic, and we will personally handle your case with compassion until it is resolved.