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Premature Birth

Premature birth occurs in between eight and 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States depending on the age of the mother. While many of these cannot be prevented, doctors should take precautions to prevent an early birth. They should also take actions to prevent harm to the infant after a premature delivery at all costs.

When doctor, nurses and hospitals fail to act in accordance with the standard of care set in place, they may be committing medical malpractice. At the Rocky River law offices of The Lancione Law Firm, we hold them accountable for this malpractice by taking effective legal action in Ohio courts.

Premature Delivery

  • Medical professionals consider a birth to be premature if labor starts before 36 weeks of pregnancy, and a delivery before 26 weeks usually results in the death of the fetus. Premature babies who do survive may face a number of health challenges such as:Low birth weight
  • Respiratory and breathing problems/respiratory distress
  • Underdeveloped organs
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy and other neurological injuries
  • Higher risk for certain health problems later in life

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There are multiple things that can cause premature delivery, including misdiagnosed preeclampsia or other untreated conditions. Doctors should take the necessary precautions to treat the health problem and to stop labor. They may prescribe medications that help prevent labor and delivery. They may also prescribe bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. If this is unsuccessful, or if a doctor fails to take the proper actions, children born premature may require special medical assistance.

Many infants who are born prematurely must stay in the hospital, usually in the NICU, until their health is stable. This may take weeks or even months. Those born before 34 weeks may require the assistance of a ventilator because their lungs are not fully developed.

Not every premature birth is medical malpractice. However, the team at The Lancione Law Firm, we know that doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers are responsible for the vast majority of medical errors made in the United States. These errors often lead to life-changing injuries that can take the lives of infants and their mothers or at least lead to extensive hospital stays, multiple surgeries, physical therapy and medical treatments.

Contact A Cleveland Premature Birth Attorney

We invite you to call our Rocky River offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown and other communities throughout Ohio.

Birth Injury

Birth Trauma
Causes Of Birth Injury
Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Preterm Delivery
Uterine Ruptures
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
Premature Birth
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Birthing Complications
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
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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