Causes of Birth Injury

by | Mar 29, 2016 | Birth Injury, Firm News |


When the obstetrical health care system fails, babies born with birth injuries
are often the victims. In many situations, the mother’s health is
endangered as well as the child’s. Lack of communication among caregivers,
lack of understanding of complex medical issues related to pregnancy and
birth, and inattentiveness of overworked nurses, technicians, and obstetricians
have all been identified as causes of birth injuries. Experienced birth
trauma attorneys John G. and John A. Lancione are tough, aggressive and
highly knowledgeable advocates representing babies and their families
injured during pregnancy, labor or delivery. Call us at 440-571-6862
for a free consultation.

Over three generations our lawyers have handled the following negligent
actions and inaction or resulting in the following injuries:

  • Failure to monitor or respond to fetal distress
  • Failure to have emergency protocols in place in the event a C-section is
    required for any reason, including oxygen deficiency or cephalopelvic
  • Faulty handling of a baby whose shoulders have become lodge in the mother’s
    pelvis during delivery
  • Misuse of forceps and vacuum extraction devices during delivery
  • Problems such as placental abruption, premature rupture of membranes, uterine ruptures
  • Errors made during prenatal care, including misdiagnosis of risk factors
    such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia
  • Infections suffered by mother or baby
  • Mistakes made by obstetrics nurses, technicians, midwives or other personnel
  • Harm related to dangerous drugs, overmedication or medication errors before
    or during labor

Our Job Is to Help You Cope with the Costs of Birth Injuries. We Excel at It

The task of a diligent birth injury lawyer is simply this: to help the
injured infant and affected parents cope with the costs and challenges
of care, therapy, and accommodations of a disability such as severe cerebral
palsy. Examples of achievements of the successful birth injury law firm
The Lancione Law Firm include the following:

  • $5 million for a twin who was injured when umbilical cord prolapse occurred
    and the needed C-section delivery was unnecessarily delayed
  • $3.75 million for a child and his family who suffered severe cerebral palsy
    when the obstetrician ignored obvious risk factors (maternal diabetes;
    overweight fetus) and failed to recommend C-section
  • $2.6 million for a child who suffered severe brain damage after the obstetrician
    failed to respond to fetal distress during induced labor, as reported by nurses
  • $2.3 million for a child with severe cerebral palsy after the nursing staff
    failed to recognize fetal distress on the fetal heart monitor tracing
  • $1.1 million for a baby who developed Erb’s palsy as a result of
    a brachial plexus injury at birth resulting from the obstetrician’s
    failure to employ standard maneuvers known to be effective in relieving
    shoulder dystocia

Put Us to Work for You. Begin with a Free Consultation

When you or your child has suffered birth injuries, you want to know you
have the best representation on your side. We encourage you to meet with
our attorneys for free. You can learn more about us and your case. Call
440-571-6862 to schedule your free initial consultation or
send us your information.



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