Infections and Sepsis Involving Infants
Our Cleveland birth injury law firm helps families hold hospitals accountable
Infections can cause serious health problems. This is especially true for newborn infants whose immune systems are not fully developed. If a newborn child contracts an infection and develops complications such as sepsis, their life and well-being could be in danger.
This is why it’s critical that medical professionals take precautionary steps to prevent infections. And if a newborn infant does sustain a hospital infection or sepsis, doctors need to diagnose and treat such serious medical issues in a timely manner.
What many people might not realize is many infant infections that occur while a child is being cared for in a hospital are due to negligence and mistakes made by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. When this happens, it’s critical that parents take strong legal action to hold healthcare professionals accountable for such birth injuries.
Dedicated legal team focused on your needs
The dedicated legal team at The Lancione Law Firm near Cleveland can help you every step of the way. Ohio birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione has decades of experience handling birth injury cases nationwide. As a result, he has an in-depth understanding of how the legal system works when it comes to birth injuries and medical negligence claims.
Other attorneys frequently refer birth injury cases to our law firm. They do so because of our consistent track record of success. Since our law firm was founded, we have recovered more than $350 million and counting for our clients, including one of Ohio’s largest malpractice verdicts. Case results matter here.
But it’s not just about the money. Our law firm has a well-earned national reputation based on our hands-on, detailed-oriented method. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach toward legal cases. We base our strategy on the unique circumstances of your child’s injury.
You’ll notice the difference the first time you meet with attorney Lancione. He takes the time to find out exactly what happened. He will listen carefully while you explain your child’s infection. He will then outline the legal options available to you. Once you decide what to do, our entire legal team will get right to work on your case. And if you ever have a question about the status of your case, you can call attorney Lancione directly on his personal cellphone at any time.
What is sepsis?
One of the most serious medical conditions that affect newborn children, especially in hospitals, is sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition caused by a severe reaction to an infection.
Newborn infants with sepsis can experience many different serious medical problems, including going into septic shock, which can result in dangerously low blood pressure and organ failure. Infants with sepsis are also often more susceptible to other infections due to a weakened immune system.
If not diagnosed and treated immediately, sepsis can be fatal. That’s why it’s critical that medical professionals take precautions to prevent newborns from being exposed to harmful infections and aggressively treat sepsis immediately.
What are symptoms of sepsis or infections?
There are many warning signs that a newborn infant has sepsis or a dangerous infection. Symptoms of such serious medical conditions can include:
- Difficulty breathing or higher than normal respiratory rate.
- Elevated heart rate.
- Extremely low or high body temperature
If something doesn’t seem right with your child, ask the nurse or doctor on duty at the hospital to run the necessary tests to determine if your child has an infection, sepsis or another serious medical issue. If they can’t find anything wrong, keep asking questions and keep demanding to know more about your child’s medical condition. Don’t simply take their word for it. If necessary, ask for a second medical opinion. Then talk to us. We’re here for your family when you need us most.
Take a stand. Contact our Ohio law firm. We can help
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Hospital infections, sepsis and other similar cases due to negligence and other medical errors often turn into very complicated legal matters. That’s because the hospital or doctor responsible for your newborn infant’s illness or injury often denies doing anything wrong.
The Lancione Law Firm knows how to respond to such situations. When you have our legal team on your side, we can thoroughly investigate your child’s illness or injury. We know how to find evidence to build strong legal cases and frequently consult with medical experts for an even more in-depth analysis of exactly what happened.
Many hospitals and medical professionals agree to negotiate a fair settlement offer in good faith with us once they see we’re serious about your case. If not, we will not hesitate to file a birth injury lawsuit or take other legal action on your behalf.
Your path to justice can be long. Take the first step. Contact our law firm and schedule a free consultation with Cleveland birth injury attorney John A. Lancione. You can reach us online or call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369 to start your legal journey with us.