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Navigating Birth Injury Cases in Ohio: A Comprehensive Guide

Blog   April 30, 2024

At Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, we understand the complexities and challenges families face when a birth injury occurs. Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing compassionate support and legal advocacy for those affected by birth injuries in Ohio. In this blog post, we delve into the nuances of birth injury cases in the state, shedding light on common types of injuries, relevant laws, and the importance of seeking experienced legal representation.

Understanding Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur due to various factors, including medical negligence, complications during labor and delivery, or genetic predispositions. These injuries can have lifelong consequences for both the child and their family, often requiring extensive medical care and support. In Ohio, some of the most common types of birth injuries include:

Cerebral Palsy: A group of neurological disorders that affect movement and muscle coordination, often resulting from oxygen deprivation during childbirth.

Brachial Plexus Injuries: Damage to the nerves that control movement and sensation in the arm, commonly caused by shoulder dystocia or improper delivery techniques.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): A brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation, which can occur during labor and delivery due to complications such as umbilical cord compression or placental insufficiency.

Relevant Laws and Statutes

In Ohio, birth injury cases are subject to specific legal frameworks designed to protect the rights of those affected. Understanding these laws is crucial for building a strong legal strategy and seeking appropriate compensation. Some relevant statutes include:

Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.113: This statute outlines the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Ohio, including birth injury cases. It’s essential to adhere to these time limits when pursuing legal action.

Ohio Revised Code Section 2323.43: Under this statute, Ohio imposes caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, including those involving birth injuries. Navigating these limitations requires the expertise of an experienced attorney.

The Importance of Experienced Legal Representation

When facing a birth injury case, having a knowledgeable defense attorney by your side can make all the difference. Skolnick Weiser Law Firm’s attorneys bring years of experience and a deep understanding of Ohio’s legal landscape to each case. Here’s why working with our team is essential:

Legal Expertise: Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in birth injury cases, navigating complex legal proceedings and advocating for our clients’ rights.

Medical Knowledge: Understanding the medical aspects of birth injuries is crucial for building a compelling case. Our team collaborates with medical experts to thoroughly investigate each case and present the strongest possible arguments.

Compassionate Support: We recognize the emotional toll birth injuries can take on families. Our team provides compassionate support every step of the way, guiding clients through the legal process with empathy and care.


At Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, we’re committed to helping families navigate the challenges of birth injury cases in Ohio. With our knowledgeable attorneys by your side, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and expertise. If you or a loved one has been affected by a birth injury, don’t hesitate to reach out for a confidential consultation. We’re here to advocate for you and your family’s rights.