Ohio Fetal Distress Lawyer
Oxygen deprivation to a fetus can occur at any time during the pregnancy, but it most often occurs during labor and delivery. It is often preventable. Sadly, due to medical negligence, many nurses, doctors and hospitals fail to take the appropriate actions to prevent it.
At the Cleveland law offices of Lancione & Lancione, PLL, we represent the victims of birth injury in medical malpractice lawsuits, holding these medical professionals accountable for the harm they cause.
Preventable medical errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. If your child has been harmed, take legal action. Contact us at 866-744-1330 for a free initial consultation.
Why Oxygen Deprivation Occurs
There are many reasons oxygen deficiency can occur during pregnancy, labor or delivery. These include placental abruption, uterine rupture, preeclampsia, delayed delivery and low amniotic fluid.
It is the responsibility of medical professionals attending to the birth to properly monitor the infant. If distress is detected, they have the responsibility to act quickly before oxygen deprivation occurs.
Most oxygen deprivation injuries happen when proper monitoring does not. They happen when the doctor is not immediately told of fetal distress or when an emergency cesarean section is not performed.
Cleveland Oxygen Deficiency Attorney
The long-term effects of oxygen deprivation can include problems with speech or movement. Children often have trouble walking or controlling their balance. They may face learning difficulties and exhibit behavior problems. Some children suffer from autism or epilepsy, which have been associated with oxygen deficiency at birth.
To speak with a lawyer about your child's health, contact Lancione & Lancione, PLL, toll free at 866-744-1330 or contact us online. We combine three generations of legal representation to help you achieve the best possible results in Ohio courts.