Premature Birth Injuries
Cleveland birth injury lawyer your family can count on when it matters most
An estimated 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely, which means they are born before 37 weeks into a pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When this happens, a newborn infant’s health can be at risk because the baby is not fully developed. Many prematurely born infants also have lifelong health problems due to being born too early.
As a result, premature birth is considered a fetal risk factor often associated with many serious birth injuries. Worst of all, may premature babies are injured due to negligence and mistakes made by medical professionals. When this happens, it’s critical that parents take steps to hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions. That’s why you need The Lancione Law Firm on your side.
Ohio birth injury attorney John A. Lancione has decades of experience handling such complex legal cases in Ohio and nationwide. An award-winning lawyer recognized nationwide for his expertise in birth injury law, attorney Lancione knows how to investigate premature birth injury claims. That’s why he has such a strong track record of success – more than $350 million and counting obtained for his clients, including one of Ohio’s largest malpractice verdicts. Case results matter here.
Why do premature births happen?
Premature births (also sometimes referred to as “preterm births”) can occur for many different reasons, including:
- Preexisting medical conditions with the mother, which can increase the likelihood of a premature birth. Such preexisting conditions include diabetes, chronic hypertension and a history of lung disease, according to medical studies.
- Poor nutrition during pregnancy
- Physical trauma during pregnancy
- Previous premature births
Experienced obstetricians are aware of these risk factors and carefully monitor a woman’s health and her fetus throughout her pregnancy. Responsible doctors also explain these risk factors early on in a woman’s pregnancy so they’re fully aware of the possible risks to themselves and their child. And if an unexpected medical emergency arises, physicians often need to act fast to prevent a birth injury or sometimes even save the mother’s life.
What are the health risks of premature birth?
Premature babies are at a heightened risk of developing significant birth injuries. Children born prematurely might have a wide range of lifelong medical issues, including:
- Breathing problems, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a chronic lung disease.
- Vision problems, including retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease common among premature babies.
- Hearing problems, including total or partial loss of hearing.
- Heart problems, including low blood pressure (hypotension).
- Cerebral palsy and other muscle disorders.
- Developmental delays, including learning disabilities due to a brain injury.
These are just some of the medical issues children often experience due to being born prematurely. In many cases, such birth injuries occur due to medical negligence. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side, standing up for your rights.
Take a stand for your family’s rights. Contact our law firm
Don’t be surprised if the medical professionals who caused your child’s injury deny doing anything wrong. In fact, the at-fault doctor or healthcare professional will often hire a lawyer to defend their actions and deny your injury claim.
Attorney Lancione knows exactly what to do in such situations. First, he will personally meet with you to find out exactly what happened. During your free case evaluation, you can explain in your own words how your child’s injury occurred. He will then outline the legal options available to you and get right to work researching your case.
Our law firm knows how to find the evidence need to build successful birth injury claims. Whether it’s carefully reviewing medical records or consulting with experts for a more in-depth analysis, we leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth. 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.
We do things different at The Lancione Law Firm. We always put your best interests first. Contact us and schedule an appointment right away with Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione. You can reach us online or call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369.