Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys Fight for Injured Newborns
The failure to deliver may have devastating consequences on a new baby and its mother
In pregnancy, labor, and delivery, the timing of diagnostic tests, treatments, and procedures is key to maintaining the health of the mother and baby. In some situations, waiting just a few minutes to begin a treatment may have serious health consequences. Waiting too long to deliver a baby, for example, may result in serious injury to the mother and baby. At The Eisen Law Firm, our Ohio birth injury lawyers are experienced in all types of medical malpractice and birth injury claims, including failure to deliver claims. Trust us to hold medical professionals accountable for the injuries they caused you and your family.
What is the failure to deliver?
In some pregnancies, a baby may begin exhibiting signs of distress and need to be delivered as soon as possible. Additionally, some mothers develop conditions during their pregnancies that make labor and delivery riskier than normal. For example, if a pregnant woman develops preeclampsia, she may need to have her baby right away so that her life and the life of her baby are not in jeopardy. If a physician waits too long to deliver a baby in these cases, and the mother or baby is injured, a birth negligence claim may be appropriate.
The elements of a birth negligence claim
In all birth negligence claims, a claimant must show:
The medical professional owed a duty to the patient;
The duty was breached because the medical professional was negligent;
Due to this breach, the patient suffered damages.
All medical professionals who agree to treat a patient assume a duty to provide medical care that meets applicable standards of care.
Proving that the medical professional breached this duty requires a careful examination of the facts of the claim. Generally, an expert medical witness is consulted by your birth negligence attorney to study the medical records and explain what should have been done differently. For example, did the medical professional use an outdated technique? Did the doctors and nurses fail to communicate properly about a condition? Was the wrong medication prescribed or administered? These are all examples of negligence.
Depending on the individual case, a birth negligence claim may seek hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages or more. Damages may include:
The cost of future medical care
The cost of hiring in-home medical staff
The cost of purchasing or renting medical equipment to use at home
Pain and suffering
Other damages may also be available, depending on the circumstances. With the assistance of an experienced birth negligence attorney, you significantly increase the value of your case, as your attorney understands each and every type of compensation that may be sought in a claim. In many cases, claimants were unaware that they were entitled to certain types of damages.
Call The Eisen Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation
At The Eisen Law Firm, our Ohio malpractice attorneys are experienced in birth negligence claims and seek justice for injured babies and mothers. With our background in medical science, we are uniquely qualified to assist our clients in these devastating claims. To schedule your free consultation with our firm, call 216-687-0900 or visit us online.