When children are born in distress— whether through illness, delay
in delivery or premature birth — they are at a greater risk for
ongoing, serious complications. Premature babies are especially at risk
of developing respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), a serious and potentially
life-threatening condition.

The treatment of newborns with RDS may include intubation and the administration
of artificial surfactants. If these vital steps are not taken in the neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU), or if other errors prevent the proper diagnosis
and treatment of this serious condition, the consequences can be devastating.
Other common neonatal intensive care errors include:

  • Failure to respond appropriately to high bilirubin levels, untreated jaundice
    or kernicterus
  • Esophageal intubation
  • Medication errors of all kinds
  • Failure to conduct or accurately interpret cord blood gas tests
  • General inattention or distraction
  • Patient misidentification resulting in improper treatment
  • Negligent charting, documentation or labeling
  • Improper ventilator settings

If your child suffered needlessly due to a neonatal intensive care error,
it is vitally important to discuss your situation with a trusted and experienced
medical malpractice and birth injury lawyer.

Call If NICU Nurses Or Doctors Were Negligent In Your Child’s Care

If your child suffered serious harm due to a negligent error in a neonatal
intensive care unit in Ohio, we invite you to call our Rocky River office
at (440) 571-6862 or
email us at any time.

As one of the state’s leading medical malpractice and birth injury
law firms, our three generations of lawyers at The Lancione Law Firm,
has a proven record of success in obtaining multimillion-dollar settlements
and verdicts on behalf of clients who have suffered serious injury or
loss due to negligence. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients
in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and communities statewide.