Attorneys Seeking to Improve the Standard of Care in Preterm Delivery in Ohio
In cases of preterm labor — labor that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy — it is not always possible to prevent early delivery. In these cases, a competent physician must take appropriate steps to minimize the risk to both mother and child. This may include the administration of a tocalytic agent in order to arrest labor for 48 hours, during which time the mother should be transferred to a facility that is equipped and staffed appropriately to handle preterm delivery.
The risks of preterm delivery can be severe and may include:
- Fetal brain bleed (intracerebral or intracranial hemorrhage) or stroke
- Subdural hematoma
- Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) caused by underdeveloped lungs
In addition, there are complications that may arise from mistakes in performing a Caesarian section or in monitoring and treating fetal distress. Although preterm delivery is risky, many preterm infants who receive appropriate treatment before, during and after delivery grow to lead completely normal, healthy lives.
When a mistake in handling preterm delivery results in a permanent birth injury like cerebral palsy, it is important for the family to get answers and experienced legal guidance quickly. There may be options for obtaining justice and monetary compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
Get Honest Answers and Experienced Help Today
The Cleveland medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers of Lancione & Lancione, PLL, work tirelessly to improve the safety and quality of prenatal health care in Ohio by holding negligent OB/GYNs, primary care physicians and hospitals to account for the harm they cause by failing to follow accepted standards of care in cases of preterm delivery.
We have three generations of attorneys who have substantial experience and a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice and families that have been affected by birth injury. We invite you to call our Cleveland offices at 866-744-1330 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Lancione & Lancione is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron and communities throughout Ohio.