When a child is born, it should be one of the most joyous events of one’s lifetime. However, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to make preventable errors which can cause birth injuries such as cerebral palsy.
The mother may also suffer serious injuries or even wrongful death due to errors made by obstetricians, doctors, or nurses. If you or your child suffered an injury during pregancy, labor, or delivery, call (440) 220-4439 to discuss your case with our experienced birth injury law firm in Cleveland.
The Importance of Birth Injury Lawsuits
Birth injuries caused by medical professionals are usually preventable. These injuries can impact the child for the rest of their life, creating medical, emotional, and financial hardships for their families as well.
By filing a birth injury lawsuit, you can recover the monetary compensation you need to provide a full life for your child. It can also serve to hold the wrongdoer accountable for the actions that caused your child's pain and suffering.
Call (440) 220-4439 or contact us online for a free case review with Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione. He has 30 years of experience representing children, mothers, and families.
Proving Medical Negligence in Birth Injury Cases
Although the trauma and consequences of a birth injury may be clear, these cases are extremely complex and difficult to prove. This makes it all the more important to work with a Cleveland birth injury attorney who has the skill, experience, and resources to make a difference in your case
The following must be taken into account when proving fault in a birth injury case:
- Did the doctor, nurse, OBGYN, etc, have a duty of care to you and your child?
- Did they breach their duty of care by failing to act or making an error?
- Did their efforts or treatment deviate from the acceptable standard of care?
If you suspect medical negligence caused a birth injury to your child, or the mother, call The Lancione Law Firm today at (440) 220-4439 to see what we can do for you.
We Have Decades of Experience Investigating & Litigating Birth Injury Claims
The Lancione Law Firm has an 80-year legacy of fighting for families across Cleveland and the U.S. We are responsible for obtaining countless multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements involving birth injuries and medical malpractice litigation. We are here to seek justice for your injuries or loss.
John Lancione is an expert at identifying and litigating all types of preventable birth injuries.
Birth injuries caused by brain damage:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Stillbirth of the child.
Any harm suffered by the mother during birth:
- Blood clots
- Excessive bleeding
Critical errors in prenatal care and high-risk birth management:
- Misdiagnosing gestational diabetes
- High-blood pressure that results in preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome
- Failure to treat maternal infections
Birth injuries caused by a certain action or failure to act:
- Fetal distress
- Placental abruption
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Preterm delivery
- Uterine ruptures
- Midwife errors
Complications that occur during labor:
- Failure in fetal monitoring
- Forceps/vacuum extraction injuries
- Umbilical cords
- Breech birth
- Delayed birth
- C-section errors/delayed C-section
Mishandling an infant that damages the brachial plexus nerves:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s Palsy
If you want experienced counsel and compassionate support, call The Lancione Law Firm at (440) 220-4439. Together, we can seek answers and accountability.