Infections at Any Stage of Birth Can Be Catastrophic

by | Feb 15, 2017 | Birth Injury, Firm News, Medical Malpractice |


The team at The Lancione Law Firm represent victims of medical malpractice
and birth injury. Many of the cases we handle involve injuries caused
by infections during pregnancy, labor, delivery and shortly after the
birth of your child. Throughout our years of experience, we have recovered
millions of dollars for the those that have suffered at the hands of medical
malpractice. If a medical professional’s negligence has injured
your child, we may be able to recover monetary compensation for you by
holding those accountable for the harm they caused.

Any Infection During Your Pregnancy Can Have a Lasting Effect

Failure to test, detect, and treat infections during pregnancy can lead
to severe complications, including stillbirth of the fetus. After deciding
to take on your case, we obtain the medical records associated with your
pregnancy to determine any wrongdoing. We thoroughly review the records,
often consulting with our trusted doctors who are specially trained in
obstetrics and neonatal care. Together, we determine if medical malpractice
occurred. If we find that you did in fact, experience harm caused by an
infection, we take effective legal action in the Ohio court system.

An Infection During Labor Can Potentially Cause Severe Issues with the Baby

Most parents do not realize how susceptible they are to an infection during
pregnancy, labor, and delivery. With any infection-related case, medical
malpractice may occur in several different ways such as:

  • Failure to prevent infections in the mother and child
  • Failure to diagnose infections/failing to conduct proper tests or review
    test results
  • Failure to properly treat infections that were diagnosed

During the delivery of a child, certain bacteria such as Escherichia coli
(commonly referred to as E. coli) can be passed from mother to infant
via the birth canal. While E. coli is a pretty common intestinal bacterium,
it can cause serious harm to the child. In fact, it is one of the most
common causes of neonatal meningitis which is often fatal, but if the
victim is fortunate enough to survive this, the possibility of brain damage is high.

Serious complications may also develop because of an infection to the area
where the cesarean section occurred such as infections of the bloodstream,
septic shock, soft tissue infections called necrotizing fasciitis and
even death. Infections do more than just put mothers’ and infants’
lives at risk, they significantly increase the costs of hospital care,
prolong recovery and put babies’ lives at risk just when they are
most vulnerable.

Taking legal action helps families recover the costs of treating these
infections and pay for future costs associated with caring of the victims
of these infections. If you feel you or your loved one has suffered from
an infection, contact us today!

The Lancione Law Firm invites you to schedule a free initial consultation
with one of the top birth injury attorneys in Ohio by contacting us at
440-571-6862 or by filling out our
contact form online!



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