A birth injury to either infant or mother can turn a blessed day into tragedy for victims and their families. In Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the nation, birth injuries continue to plague innocent families and all too often medical malpractice is to blame.
While it may be impossible to stop malpractice, those injured by careless medical professionals can fight back. If you, your child, or your loved one suffered injury during or following birth, you may be entitled to hold the negligent hospitals and doctors responsible in court.
What are Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries are any injuries sustained either by an infant or a mother immediately prior to, during, after, or as the result of the delivery of an infant. Injuries can include immediately apparent physical injuries, development delays, temporary and permanent disabilities, and wrongful death.
Medical malpractice can cause a wide variety of serious birth injuries. Commonly occurring injuries include:
- Bone Fractures and Breaks
- Cranial and Spinal Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy and Other Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Brain and Nervous System Injuries
- Maternal Injuries like Hemorrhaging
- Wrongful Death
Who is Responsible for a Birth Injury?
Birth injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. There are situations in which birth injuries occur through no one’s fault. However, with the advances made in the field of obstetrics, many if not most birth injuries are now preventable.
For this reason, it is recommended that any instance of birth injury should be reviewed by a trusted medical malpractice attorney. While not necessarily proof of medical malpractice, injury to an infant or mother caused by childbirth is often the result of physician or staff error. Because the damage done by birth injuries is so great, individuals and families affected by this type of medical error can face enormous financial and personal strife if negligent professionals are not held accountable.
How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You
Through a free consultation, a medical malpractice lawyer from Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA will analyze both the circumstances that caused the birth injury and the extent of the injury. By obtaining medical records and consulting experts, your attorney will help you decide on an appropriate course of action to receive the compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice claims typically involve complex legal and medical issues, difficult negotiations with both malpractice insurers and hospitals, and potentially expensive litigation. Having an attorney to take your case on a contingency basis allows you and your family to take on these large companies and pursue justice against the negligent parties responsible.
At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our trial team has helped countless families receive the compensation, support, and advice they need to deal with the trauma of birth injuries.
Ohio Birth Injury Lawyers
If you, your child, or your loved one suffered as the result of medical malpractice related to childbirth, we are here to help you. Call or email today for your free consultation and learn how we can fight for you.