Cleveland OB/GYN Malpractice Lawyer
Our Ohio law firm can stand up for your family’s rights
Birth injury malpractice cases involving obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYN) are very common. In fact, OB/GYN malpractice cases are among the most common legal cases involving medical professionals nationwide, according to a study conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA).
When OB/GYNs make mistakes, the consequences can be devastating, especially when such medical errors involve a pregnant woman. Suddenly, a woman and/or her child can sustain a severe birth injury that can change their lives forever. That’s why it’s important to take strong legal action if your OB/GYN failed to take into account serious maternal risk factors that resulted in an injury or fatality.
For more than three decades, Ohio birth injury attorney John A. Lancione has been standing up for the rights of women in Ohio and across the country. Nationally recognized in the field of birth injury law, he understands how the legal system works when it comes to such complex cases. That’s why other lawyers routinely refer birth injury cases to our law firm. They know we know how to get the job done right.
What is OB/GYN malpractice?
Medical negligence cases involving obstetricians and gynecologists during a woman’s pregnancy and the baby’s delivery can cover a wide range. Examples of OB/GYN malpractice include:
- Not explaining the health risks associated with a high-risk pregnancy that threatens the health of the mother or the baby.
- Misdiagnosis of a serious medical issue during a woman’s pregnancy.
- Failure to diagnose a medical issue affecting the expectant mother or her baby during her pregnancy.
- Failure to take into account women’s pre-existing medical conditions, including high blood pressure or diabetes, resulting in a birth injury.
- Ignoring medical concerns raised by women during their pregnancy.
- Delay of medical treatment, including not performing certain medical procedures (including a delayed C-section) in a timely manner.
- Not following standard medical procedures, resulting in a serious or catastrophic injury.
- Improperly using forceps and other medical devices during a baby’s delivery.
- Infections during a woman’s pregnancy or the baby’s delivery due to medical errors or unsanitary conditions.
Medical negligence involving Ob Gyns can cover a wide range. Whatever type of injury or illness you’re dealing with, make sure you fully understand your legal rights. Make sure you hold medical professionals accountable for their actions.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Women trust obstetricians and gynecologists to provide exceptional medical care during their pregnancy. OB-GYNs undergo specialized training to treat women during their pregnancy. They should also warn women about possible health risks often associated with a high-risk pregnancy. Even so, they often make mistakes with serious or catastrophic consequences.
When this happens, an official investigation is often conducted to determine what went wrong. Who conducts these investigations often varies from state to state. In Ohio, the State Medical Board of Ohio normally investigates whether medical professionals acted in an unethical or negligent manner.
But such official investigations only focus on whether medical professionals violated the law or acted negligently. They’re not concerned about whether you’re fairly compensated for all your medical bills and other injury-related expenses, which can easily add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more. This is why it’s critical that you have an attorney on your side, investigating your injury and finding evidence in support of your claim.
Make your voice heard. Contact the Cleveland law firm that cares about you
There’s a reason why women turn to The Lancione Law Firm when faced with OB/GYN malpractice. We have a well-earned reputation for consistently obtaining sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims, including obtaining one of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Ohio. Case results matter here.
But it’s not just about the money. We believe it’s important to hold medical professionals accountable for their actions. You placed your trust in them to care for you and your child. When that bond is broken, they need to be held responsible for what happened.
Your rights matter. Make sure you get the respect and attention you rightfully deserve. Contact The Lancione Law Firm and schedule a free consultation with Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione. You’ll notice the difference the first time you meet with him. He will take the time to personally listen to you explain what happened. And if you ever have a question about your case, you can call him directly on his personal cellphone anytime. Call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369 to schedule an appointment today.