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Birth Injuries

Injuries to baby and mother during labor and delivery can occur quickly, making it essential for the attending physician or nursing staff to be attentive and proactive. These medical providers must watch and listen carefully and respond quickly.

When they do not follow this accepted standard of care and cause injury as a result, you deserve compensation for the pain and cost of further treatment. Experienced birth injury lawyers like those at Heck & Stiffler, can advise you about your options and help you address the challenging situation you face.

Examples And Causes Of Birth Injuries

We represent families across northern and north central Ohio whose babies were injured at birth and suffered conditions such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia and other shoulder injuries
  • Brain injury
  • Paralysis and other birth defects

Birth injuries are often the consequence of negligence such as failure to monitor, failure to perform a timely cesarean section or misuse of forceps. We consult OB-GYN specialists to learn about the standard of care in difficult births to understand what could have been done to prevent injury to the baby.

Maternal Injuries And Wrongful Death

We also handle cases of injuries to mothers during birth. When the baby or mother has died as a result of negligence, we file wrongful death claims on behalf of eligible family members. Clients receive compassionate personal attention and helpful advice about coping when facing terrible situations.

We Understand The Pain Of Your Situation

At Heck & Stiffler in Mansfield, we advocate for clients whose babies were injured during birth because of negligent care. We know that having a new baby is stressful enough. Our attorneys and paralegals help parents facing this situation, advocating for compensation and damages that can relieve parents of financial worry as they plan how to care for their child.

“As a parent of six and a grandfather of nine, I have special empathy for the firm’s clients who face the challenges of having a special needs child as a result of medical negligence. I work hard to help them get through this difficult time in their lives.” — Attorney Jeff Heck, “Mansfield’s Injury Lawyer”

Contact A Lawyer Today

We work on a contingent-fee basis in medical malpractice cases, so you do not pay any attorneys’ fees until we receive a settlement or award on your behalf.

To schedule your free initial consultation on your medical malpractice or birth injury claim, contact us or call . Our Mansfield offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we make evening and weekend appointments as necessary. We are also happy to make home and hospital visits as needed for those clients who are unable to come to us.