Was Your Infant’s Stillbirth Or Death Caused By Malpractice?
The loss of an infant before or during birth is a tragedy that no parent should have to endure. Unfortunately, one in 100 pregnancies will result in stillbirth in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many stillbirths and infant deaths result from medical malpractice or a medical professional’s deviation from the standard of care.
The Lancione Law Firm understands the grief you are experiencing. We have helped countless families throughout Ohio who lost a child due to medical negligence. Our attorneys have multiple million-dollar recoveries to their names.
What Is Infant Wrongful Death?
In some cases, there is nothing a doctor can do to prevent an infant from dying. In other cases, a doctor’s or any other medical practitioner’s negligence can contribute to stillbirth or a severe birth injury. These instances of wrongful death are not only tragic, but also infuriating, as the doctor should have prevented them. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in babies include:
- Hypoxia, or neonatal encephalopathy
- Placental disease
- Collapse of the umbilical cord
- Infection in the mother or fetus
- Delivery errors
If your physician or nurse failed to diagnose a birth complication or made an error during treatment, you may have a wrongful death case.
We Can Help Parents Who Lost A Baby Seek Justice
Parents who lost a baby to medical malpractice can work with The Lancione Law Firm to pursue civil action – or, sometimes, criminal charges – against the people who harmed their child. Although monetary compensation can never bring back a child, it can compensate you for hospital costs, emotional suffering and other damages. Lawsuits can also discourage medical practitioners from behaving negligently toward anyone else in the future.
If You Lost An Infant To Medical Malpractice, Let Us Help
Our compassionate, strong team is here for you. Contact our firm in Cleveland to schedule a free initial consultation where we can discuss how to help you. Reach us by calling 440-571-6862 or you can send an email.