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Preterm Delivery

Labor that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy is considered preterm labor and is not always easy to prevent. When these cases arise, a competent physician must take appropriate steps to minimize the risk to both mother and child. This may include the administration of a tocolytic agent in order to arrest labor for 48 hours, during which time the mother should be transferred to a facility that is equipped and staffed appropriately to handle preterm delivery.

The risks of preterm delivery can be severe and may include:

  • Subdural hematoma
  • Fetal brain bleed (intracerebral or intracranial hemorrhage) or stroke
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) caused by underdeveloped lungs

In addition to preterm delivery, complications may arise from mistakes in performing a Cesarean section or in monitoring and treating fetal distress. Although preterm delivery is risky, many preterm infants who receive appropriate treatment before, during and after delivery grow to lead completely healthy, normal lives.

When a mistake is made during preterm delivery results in a permanent birth injury like cerebral palsy, it is important for the family to get answers and experienced legal guidance quickly. There are options for obtaining justice and monetary compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

The Lancione Law Firm Help Improve Prenatal Care By Holding Medical Professionals Accountable

The Cleveland medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers of The Lancione Law Firm, work tirelessly to improve the safety and quality of prenatal health care in Ohio by holding negligent OB/GYNs, primary care physicians and hospitals to account for the harm they cause by failing to follow accepted standards of care in cases of preterm delivery.

The team at The Lancione Law Firm has substantial legal experience and a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice and families that have been affected by birth injury. 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 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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