When someone calls me because their child was a victim of a birth injury, I relate to them on two levels.
First, I relate to them as a father. I think about how I would feel if I was in their shoes. I think about devastated I would be, and I think, if I was in that position, what would I need from my lawyer?
Secondly, I relate to them as a birth injury lawyer. It’s my job to find out what went wrong. I have to figure out how the tragedy could have been avoided, and what it is going to take for this family to be made whole again.
As an Ohio birth injury lawyer, I have two goals. My first goal is to get the family the compensation they need, so they can go on to live as normal of a life as possible. In birth injury cases, the cost of doing this can be astronomical. The child may need around-the-clock care for the rest of his or her life.
Then I want to change policy, so the childbirth injury that occurred will never happen to a family again.