Delaying Birth Can Lead To Serious Complications
At the Cleveland based law firm of The Lancione Law Firm, we have three generations of attorneys and work to improve the safety and quality of medical care for patients in Ohio. We are considered one of the most accomplished and successful medical malpractice and birth injury firms in the state, and have a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for families who have suffered the tragedy of birth injuries caused by medical negligence, including injuries from delayed birth.
What Causes Injuries From Delayed Birth?
An unnecessarily prolonged labor or delayed delivery can have serious negative impacts on the health of a child. Medical mistakes can only increase the risk of injuries from delayed birth, including brain damage, cerebral palsy and brachial plexus injury.
Injuries from delayed birth may be caused by any number of errors, including:
- Failure to induce labor in cases of macrosomia (large baby)
- Failure to deliver or perform a Cesarean section in cases of preeclampsia or placental abruption
- Failure to monitor fetal condition for signs of distress that would indicate the necessity of inducing labor
- Failure to diagnose diabetes, placental previa or another condition that might require preterm deliveryWhen considering whether to induce labor, physicians must weigh the risks of the drugs used to induce against the risk of injuries from delayed birth. Without proper monitoring of fetal condition, it may be impossible to make the right decision, delaying birth even more.
When considering whether to induce labor, physicians must weigh the risks of the drugs used to induce against the risk of injuries from delayed birth. Without proper monitoring of fetal condition, it may be impossible to make the right decision, delaying birth even more.
When an OB/GYN or other doctor fails to conduct an ultrasound and other diagnostic testing and a child suffers injuries from a negligently delayed birth, this may form the basis of a medical malpractice claim.
Was Your Labor Delayed? Did Your Child Suffer Harm? Contact Us Today.
If your child suffered serious harm due to a medical mistake or misdiagnosis on the part of an OB/GYN, delivery room doctor or other physician, you should seek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice and birth injury lawyer immediately. We invite you to call our Rocky River offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.
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