Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
In hospitals today, nurses are taking on more and more responsibility. They help diagnose problems, treat symptoms and prescribe medication — often times without direct supervision from a doctor. Not surprisingly, their involvement in allegations of medical malpractice has also risen. As nurses do more in hospitals, they run the risk of doing more incorrectly.
At our Cleveland law firm, we hold obstetrical nurses accountable for the mistakes they make. Located in Cleveland and serving clients throughout Ohio, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for birth injury victims and their families.
Over the years, we have obtained millions for our clients and their families. We encourage you to read about past cases and results. Call our office at 866-744-1330 to discuss your individual case with a lawyer.
We handle cases involving many different types of nurse errors and situations. These cases often involve nurses who fail to recognize a problem in the birthing process or who fail to adhere to a hospital’s “chain of command policy.”
Failure To Invoke The Chain Of Command Is Negligence
Nurses who work for hospitals have a legal responsibility to follow their hospitals’ chain-of-command policies. These policies put into place a set of rules that nurses must follow. One of the most important rules is the duty to advocate for a patient through the organizational chain of command — to the doctor, the charge nurse and even the department head.
When a nurse recognizes a problem, she must invoke the chain of command in order to prevent injury. If going to one supervisor does not work, the nurse must go to the next in line until appropriate action is taken. Nurses who fail to go up the chain of command can be committing medical malpractice.
At The Lancione Law Firm, we often talk with families that did not recognize a nurse’s negligence during labor and delivery. What they did recognize, was that their child was injured. It is only later — after talking with an attorney — that these families gain perspective on the situation.
We often remind these clients that hospitals are responsible for nurse’s decisions. We hold these hospitals accountable for the harm their obstetrical nurses caused.
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
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If you think that medical malpractice was the cause of your child’s birth injury, the best course of action is to talk with an experienced attorney about your situation. Contact The Lancione Law Firm, by calling us toll free at 440-331-6100, or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
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