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At Lancione & Lancione, PLL, three generations of Cleveland attorneys work together to represent victims of medical malpractice. Many of the cases we handle involve injuries caused by infections during pregnancy, labor, delivery or shortly after the birth of a child. As experienced lawyers, we have recovered millions of dollars for babies in Ohio. If your child has been injured, we may be able to recover compensation for you by holding medical providers accountable for the harm they caused.
Infections During Pregnancy
Failure to detect and treat infections during pregnancy can lead to serious complications, including stillbirth of the fetus. When we handle a birth injury case, we obtain the medical records associated with your pregnancy. We review the records, often consulting with doctors who are specially trained in obstetrics and neonatal care. Together with these experts, we determine if medical malpractice occurred. If it was present, and if you experienced harm caused by infection, we take forceful and effective legal action in Ohio courts.
Infections at Birth
Many parents fail to realize just how susceptible to infection they are during pregnancy labor and delivery. In infection-related cases, medical malpractice may occur in several different ways:
- Failure to prevent infections in the mother and child
- Failure to diagnose infections/failing to conduct proper tests or review test results
- Failure to properly treat infections that were diagnosed
During delivery — as the baby passes through the birth canal — certain bacteria such as Escherichia coli (commonly called E. coli) can be passed from mother to infant. While E. coli is a common intestinal bacterium, it can cause serious harm to the infant. In fact, it is one of the most common causes of neonatal meningitis. This serious condition is often fatal, and survivors often suffer brain damage.
Serious complications may also develop as a result of a wound infection after a cesarean section. These can lead to infections of the bloodstream, septic shock, soft tissue infections called necrotizing fasciitis and even death.
Infections do more than just put mothers' and infants' lives at risk. They greatly increase the costs of hospital care, prolong recovery and put infants' lives at risk just when they are most vulnerable.
Taking legal action helps families recover the costs of treating infections. Lawsuits also send a clear message to hospitals and health care providers: preventable infections are absolutely inexcusable and they will not be tolerated.
Contact an Ohio Misdiagnosed Vaginal Infections Lawyer
The lawyers at Lancione & Lancione, PLL, invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with a Cleveland pregnancy infection attorney. We can be reached by phone at 866-744-1330 or you may contact us online at any time.
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