Birth Injury & Birth Trauma
Birth Injury & Birth Trauma fall under the category of Medical Malpractice.
The consequences of medical malpractice are often tragic, but never more so than when the victim is a baby who is injured during the birth process. Birth injuries can permanently compromise a child’s health, turning what should have been a joyous occasion into a time fraught with anxiety, fear, and dread. If your child has suffered a birth injury, our attorneys in Akron, Ohio, may be able to help you to recover damages.
Birth injuries include shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy, skeletal deformities, and cerebral palsy. Our attorneys collaborate with reputable medical experts in order to build the strongest case possible on your behalf, working toward a settlement if possible and fighting aggressively in court when necessary. We have the sensitivity and compassion to help your family through this period of intense suffering, as well as the experience and knowledge necessary in maximizing your recovery. We understand that nothing can truly compensate for the damage to your child’s health. However, birth injuries can involve major long-term expenses, and we want to help alleviate some of that financial burden. Your family has already paid enough in emotional costs; you shouldn’t have to suffer financially as well.
Our birth injury attorneys are experts in medical malpractice law. We have an intimate knowledge of medical regulations and the standards to which health care professionals are bound at all times. If your child was injured due to the inability or failure of medical professionals to provide appropriate and timely care during the birth process, we can help you to achieve the justice and give you the care you deserve.
Some Birth Injury Verdicts We Have Reached Include:
Birth Injury and Trauma: Pregnant mother presented to the labor and delivery department to give birth to her first child. In order to accelerate the labor process, the labor and delivery staff administered Pitocin. Fetal heart tracings reflected that the infant began suffering from late decelerations: That was a sign that the baby’s heart was not able to tolerate the contractions and therefore may not be getting enough oxygen to the vital organs. The L&D staff failed to timely recognize the warning signs evident on the fetal heart tracings and schedule a prompt C-section. As a result, the baby was born with significant brain damage and physical disabilities. The jury rendered a 7 figure verdict.
Failure to Diagnose Anatomical Anomaly in new born infant: Infant was born with a vertebral abnormality of the spine that was not recognized. Since the abnormality was missed on x-ray, the infant suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis and quadriplegia. A confidential 8 figure settlement was reached with the parties.
Loss of finger tips of Premature Infant: A premature infant was admitted to the ICU. IV lines had been placed in the infant’s arm. However, ICU staff failed to monitor the IV lines which blocked the blood supply to the baby’s hand and fingertips. The baby had to have four of her finger tips amputated. A 6 figure verdict was reached.
Some Areas in Birth Injury & Birth Trauma We Handle Include:
- Brain Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Failure to Properly Interpret Fetal Heart Tracings
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Hospital Negligence
- Other Injuries That Occur to Mother and Baby
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Traumatic Injury Related to Forceps and/or Vacuum Extraction Delivery
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If you think you may have a case and would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Perantinides & Nolan for a free evaluation of your medical malpractice case. At Perantinides & Nolan, we are always available to answer any questions you may have and to help you and your family find some measure of justice in a completely unjust situation.
In Ohio, as in all states, medical malpractice cases are governed by legal time limits. Our medical malpractice attorneys can inform you of these limits and help you to take appropriate action before they expire.