Cleveland Birth Injury Attorneys

Ohio Accidents and Injuries During Child Birth

When the joyful arrival of a baby is marred by birth injury, you need to get answers. If you don't get them today, you will always wonder.

Both temporary and permanent child birth injuries can occur because of  medical malpractice during labor and delivery or due to negligence in prenatal care. An attorney experienced in child birth injuries claims can help you and your family obtain the compensation you need to support and care for your child now and in the future.

The attorneys of Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A. have more than 52 years of combined medical malpractice experience. We will get you the answers you need from well respected, board certified physicians and obstetricians, and we can help you hold medical professionals accountable for their negligence. We know how to handle complex cases and have successfully pursued cases against obstetricians, family physicians, and nurses.

If your family has been impacted by child birth injuries, contact the accomplished attorneys at Klein & Carney in Cleveland, Ohio. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll free at 1-800-360-2889.

Common Birth Injuries

We handle cases involving all types of injuries to and issues with both the baby and the mother, including:

  • Brain damage and injuries
  • Hypoxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Neck and spine fractures
  • Group B strep infection
  • Prolonged rupture of the membranes
  • Placenta previa
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Pitocin-induced injuries
  • Post-partum bleeding
  • Failure to diagnose conditions in the mother or baby
  • Failure to identify mother or fetal distress
  • Wrongful death

Unfortunately, it is true that some child birth injuries are caused by medical provider negligence. Lack of oxygen during labor and delivery can contribute to cerebral palsy or brain injuries. A physician may inadvertently use a medical vacuum or forceps incorrectly. Brachial plexus injuries to upper nerves in the shoulders may occur during difficult births, causing Erb's palsy.

Other birth injuries are caused by the birth mother having been given an inappropriate or dangerous prescription drug during pregnancy. In that case, the prescribing physician, pharmacist or even the manufacturer could be partially responsible for the injury. If that is the case, we will fight to hold them accountable.

We Represent Parents Who Are Hurting

Depending on the circumstances of the child birth injuries you or your baby have experienced, we may need to scrutinize the actions of the attending physician, hospital, pharmacist, and other medical professionals who were involved. If the birth injury was avoidable, damages should be awarded to you or your child for:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Plastic surgery
  • 24/7 custodial care for the injured child
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Any other losses you experience

If the case warrants it, our attorneys will ask for damages for emotional stress of the birth parents.

Child birth injury claims can be very complex. We recommend meeting with a lawyer who has extensive experience in child birth injuries. At Klein & Carney, your case won't be handed off to an inexperienced associate attorney. We pride ourselves on personalized attention by our attorneys for the best possible outcome.

Contact the law firm of Klein & Carney in Cleveland, Ohio, for help with your child birth injury concerns. We have a long track record of success, and are available toll free at 1-800-360-2889 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

At Klein & Carney, the client comes first.