Many Birth Injuries Could Have Been Avoided
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.
Experience That Makes A Difference
The attorneys of Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland have more than 71 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 childbirth injuries, contact the accomplished attorneys at Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 216-502-3947.
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
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Neck and spine fractures
- Group B strep infection
- Prolonged rupture of the membranes
- Placenta previa
- Pitocin-induced injuries
- Postpartum 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 childbirth 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.
We Hold Medical Professionals Accountable When Negligence Occurs
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.
Multiple Parties May Be Responsible In Your Case
Depending on the circumstances of the childbirth 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
- Plastic surgery
- 24/7 custodial care for the injured child
- Any other losses you experience
If the case warrants it, our attorneys will ask for damages for the emotional stress of the birth parents.
Start Your Solution Today By Scheduling A Meeting
Childbirth injury claims are complex. Call 216-502-3947, or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting with a lawyer who has extensive experience in childbirth injuries. At Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., your case won’t be handed off to an inexperienced associate attorney. We pride ourselves on personalized attention from our attorneys for the best possible outcome.