Talk With an Ohio Lawyer About the Causes of Cerebral Palsy
While injuries to infants can happen naturally during the delivery process, many injuries are actually the result of errors made by health care providers. By either taking the wrong actions or failing to act in time, these health care providers put infants' and mothers' lives in jeopardy.
This is especially true of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is frequently the result of negligent medical care. In fact, in a significant number of cases, the childbirth complications that resulted in cerebral palsy could have been prevented or mitigated through vigilant, attentive, prenatal and obstetric care.
There are many things that doctors do to cause cerebral palsy, either through negligent actions or inaction during pregnancy, labor, delivery or post-birth:
- Allowing the baby to remain too long in the birth canal
- Failing to diagnose infection of the lining of the uterus
- Failure to treat certain risk factors
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress
- Not monitoring vital signs properly
These negligent actions interfere with the flow of oxygen to the brain, which can impair baby brain development and nerve function.
Our Lawyers' Thorough and Complete Approach to Legal Representation
When potential clients call us regarding suspected medical malpractice, the attorneys at Lancione & Lancione, PLL, conduct a thorough investigation to determine what really happened. Our investigation process includes review and consultation with some of the top medical specialists in the country, such as obstetricians, neuromusculoskeletal experts and pediatric neurologists. These specialists help us learn the true cause of your child's cerebral palsy. If we believe that medical malpractice was to blame, we will help you take effective legal action in Ohio courts.
Our thorough approach has helped us achieve a history of multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts in birth injury cases. It has also helped us hold medical providers accountable for the harm they caused, hopefully preventing that same or similar harm from happening to others in the future.
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 Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown and communities throughout Ohio.