Ohio Postpartum Medical Negligence Attorney
Our law firm has decades of experience handling birth injury claims
After the birth of a child, doctors and other medical professionals need to be aware of the health risks newborn infants face in the first few days or weeks. When healthcare professionals don’t follow standards of care or fail to take such factors seriously, birth injuries often occur due to medical negligence.
Knowing what to do in such a situation can be confusing. Even knowing what your legal rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s critical that injury victims and their families talk to an attorney as soon as possible. That’s why Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione wants to meet with you.
Our dedicated legal team at The Lancione Law Firm has decades of experience handling neonatal injury claims in Ohio and nationwide. Attorney Lancione and our law firm as a whole have received some of the highest accolades in the legal profession for our outstanding work. We have a national reputation for our skillful handling of birth injury claims. That’s why other lawyers regularly refer such cases to our law firm. They know we know how to get the job done right.
What is postpartum medical negligence?
As the name suggests, a postpartum injury occurs after a child’s birth. Such injuries can affect the newborn baby or mother. Worst of all, many of these injuries occur due to negligence and other mistakes made by medical professionals. Examples of postpartum medical negligence include:
- Medication errors – The doctor may administer the wrong dose of medicine, give the wrong medication or administer a medication to which the patient is allergic.
- Failure to treat an existing condition in mother or infant – For instance, babies may be born with jaundice, which requires specific incubation lights to treat. Failure to treat jaundice can lead to permanent damage.
- Failure to recognize a mother’s or infant’s complications – This may include infection, uterine postpartum hemorrhage or eclampsia.
- Wound care – Common examples of negligent wound care include improper/insufficient attention to how a patient heals after a C-section, as well as improper care/attention when a woman tears her labia minora (the inner lips of the vagina) while giving birth, allowing it to become infected.
- Neonatal care for the newborn – A newborn must be carefully monitored in his or her first hours of life, and throughout their stay at the hospital.
If you, your loved one or your child sustained a serious injury due to negligence, make sure you fully understand your rights. Schedule a free case evaluation with Ohio birth injury attorney John A. Lancione.
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You’ll notice the difference the first time you meet with attorney Lancione. He takes the time to find out what happened. That starts with simply listening to you explain what happened in your own words. He will then outline the legal options available to you. That way, you can make informed decisions about important legal matters.
And that’s just the start. If you ever have a question about your case, you contact attorney Lancione directly on his personal cellphone at any time. We work this way because we believe strongly in putting our clients’ needs first.
The road to justice can be long. We promise to be there for you throughout your legal journey. Take the first step. Contact our Ohio law firm and schedule an appointment with attorney Lancione. You can reach us online or simply call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369. We’re here for you when you need us most.