Did Your OB/GYN Endanger You and Your Child?

by | Sep 24, 2018 | Birth Injury, Firm News, Medical Malpractice |

When the obstetrical health care system fails, babies often suffer serious birth injuries. 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 the general inattentiveness of overworked nurses, technicians,
and OB/GYN physicians (obstetricians and gynecologists) may all result
in serious harm.

Experienced medical malpractice and birth injury attorney John A. Lancione
is an aggressive, and highly knowledgeable advocate representing women,
children and their families who have suffered due to OB/GYN malpractice in Ohio.

Specific instances of OB/GYN malpractice may include:

  • Failure to diagnose a serious condition, such as tubal pregnancy, cervical
    cancer or breast cancer
  • Gynecological surgery error and negligent post-surgical care, such as failure
    to address complications of hysterectomy
  • Failure to have emergency protocols in place in the event that a cesarean
    section is required to rescue a fetus in distress, prevent brain damage
    or preserve the life of the mother
  • Faulty handling of a baby whose shoulders have become lodged in the mother’s
    pelvis during delivery, resulting in brachial plexus injury and Erb’s palsy
  • Misdiagnosis of risk factors indicated during the prenatal period, such
    as gestational diabetes, placental abruption or preeclampsia, that may
    result in fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or death
  • Overmedication or other medication errors during pregnancy or before or
    during labor

When OB/GYN Malpractice Results in Birth Injury, We Help Your Family

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 the successes The Lancione Law Firm has achieved for families
who suffered due to medical malpractice include the following:

  • $7.5 million for a child who suffered severe brain damage as a result of
    mismanagement of fetal distress
  • $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
  • $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

Call Us If Mistakes Were Made in Your Care. Your Consultation Is Free

If you believe you, your child or another loved one suffered serious injury
due to obstetric or gynecological malpractice anywhere in Ohio, call our
office in Cleveland at 440-571-6862 today to discuss your legal options
in a free consultation. You may also send us your information, and we will reach out to you.


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