At the Cleveland based law firm of The Lancione Law Firm, we have three
generations of attorneys and work to improve the safety and quality of
medical care for patients in Ohio. We are considered one of the most accomplished
and successful medical malpractice and birth injury firms in the state,
and have a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts
and settlements for families who have suffered the tragedy of birth injuries
caused by medical negligence, including injuries from delayed birth.
What Causes Injuries From Delayed Birth?
An unnecessarily prolonged labor or delayed delivery can have serious negative
impacts on the health of a child. Medical mistakes can only increase the
risk of injuries from delayed birth, including brain damage, cerebral
palsy and brachial plexus injury.
Injuries from delayed birth may be caused by any number of errors, including:
- Failure to induce labor in cases of macrosomia (large baby)
- Failure to deliver or perform a Cesarean section in cases of preeclampsia
or placental abruption
- Failure to monitor fetal condition for signs of distress that would indicate
the necessity of inducing labor
- Failure to diagnose diabetes, placental previa or another condition that
might require preterm deliveryWhen considering whether to induce labor,
physicians must weigh the risks of the drugs used to induce against the
risk of injuries from delayed birth. Without proper monitoring of fetal
condition, it may be impossible to make the right decision, delaying birth
When considering whether to induce labor, physicians must weigh the risks
of the drugs used to induce against the risk of injuries from delayed
birth. Without proper monitoring of fetal condition, it may be impossible
to make the right decision, delaying birth even more.
When an OB/GYN or other doctor fails to conduct an ultrasound and other
diagnostic testing and a child suffers injuries from a negligently delayed
birth, this may form the basis of a medical malpractice claim.
Was Your Labor Delayed? Did Your Child Suffer Harm? Contact Us Today
If your child suffered serious harm due to a medical mistake or misdiagnosis
on the part of an OB/GYN, delivery room doctor or other physician, you
should seek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice and birth
injury lawyer immediately. We invite you to call our Rocky River offices
at (440) 571-6862 orcontact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati,
Columbus, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.