The Lancione Law Firm is a well-known Cleveland law firm serving the victims of birth injury and their families. Many of the cases we handle involve medical malpractice related to cephalopelvic disproportion (often called CPD). We help Ohio families affected by CPD-related malpractice recover compensation for the harm their loves one experienced and so that they can get the care they need for the rest of their lifetime.
What Is Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)?
Cephalopelvic disproportion occurs when a baby’s head or body is too large to fit through the mother’s pelvis or birth canal during labor. According to the American College of Nurse Midwives, CPD occurs in about one out of every 250 pregnancies, making it one of the most common causes of labor complications.
CPD is a serious medical condition that can potentially lead to prolonged labor and fetal distress, causing serious injuries to the mother and infant. These complications include oxygen deprivation, respiratory distress, and even death.
There are several possible factors that can lead to CPD such as:
- Babies that are larger than normal due to hereditary factors or diabetes
- Prolonged pregnancies that have been allowed to continue long past the due date
- Abnormal fetal positions
- Women with small or abnormally-shaped pelvises
While rare, It is possible to diagnosis CPD during pregnancy through ultrasounds and physical examinations which will help predict the likelihood of problems that could arise during labor. When labor does not progress normally or is suddenly halted, practitioners and other medical staff should watch for the signs of CPD and act accordingly.
Doctors may choose to perform a cesarean section (c-section) in order to prevent a potential injury to the mother and child. Physicians who fail to recognize CPD, fail to take action that prevents injury or stimulate labor despite CPD may be committing medical malpractice.
The Lancione Law Firm is dedicated to holding these medical professionals accountable by filing medical malpractice claims in Ohio courts for the harm they caused the child and family. Our Cleveland law firm combines the work of a team of committed attorneys, a knowledgeable staff, and qualified medical experts to review your case. Together, we use extensive knowledge, resources, and experience to obtain monetary compensation for the families of injured children so that they can better care for their loved one.
Delayed Diagnosis Of Cancer
Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis Of Serious Illness
Misdiagnosed Pulmonary Embolism
Coronary Artery Disease And Other Heart Disorders
Negligent Medical Treatment
Emergency Medicine Negligence
Laparoscopic Surgery Errors
Negligent Treatment Of Pulmonary Embolism
Drug Interaction Error
Defective Drugs And Medical Devices
Zoloft Birth Defects
Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella
Causes Of Birth Injury
Fetal Distress During Labor
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
PROM And PPROM
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Drugs Used To Arrest Labor
Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Brachial Plexus Injury
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
Discuss Your Potential Claim For Compensation In A Free Consultation
The lawyers at The Lancione Law Firm, invite you to schedule a free initial consultation about your child’s birth injury. We can be reached by phone at 440-331-6100, or you may contact us online at any time.
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