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The birth of your child should be an exciting and wonderful time. Parents trust doctors and medical staff to ensure that the infant is delivered into the world as healthy as possible; unfortunately, oversights do happen and can result in birth injuries. Any form of harm that happens to your newborn during the delivery process is classified as a birth injury. Some birth injuries are temporary; however, if not immediately handled correctly, others can be permanent and lead to serious mental or physical handicaps.
Birth injuries can be complicated because some injuries may not be noticed for weeks or even months after they occurred. If you suspect your child has suffered a birth injury or you, have been the victim of medical malpractice or negligence, Youngstown injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have experience in assisting Ohio’s families to navigate the legal process and seek compensation.
Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW (330) 729-1090.
A Medscape study found an average of 6 to 8 infants per 1,000 live births sustain injuries during delivery in the US. Both children and parents suffer when birth injuries occur and the fallout can extend to other family members and friends as well.
The most common preventable injuries are:
Delayed Birth – One of the main causes of birth injury. When labors last over 18 hours they are considered difficult and the compression on the brain can become too much for the baby. Signs of fetal distress may start to appear and the baby’s blood pressure may start to rise.
Oxygen Deprivation – Can happen due to the baby having underdeveloped lungs or low birth weight and can also occur from a bent or prolapsed umbilical cord. Most brain-related injuries are due to oxygen deprivation and can be mild or severe and last for only a few days or, in some cases, the baby’s entire life.
Medical Malpractice – This can result in delayed birth, blunt force trauma, or oxygen deprivation. These mistakes can occur for a variety of reasons including inattention, exhaustion, forgetfulness, or inexperience. Examples of medical malpractice are:
Child birth can be expensive. If you or a loved on suffers from a birth injury, the financial situation can become difficult and overwhelming right after delivering a child. Common treatments for injuries can include:
Even in Youngstown, birth fatalities are known to happen. If you or a member of your family have fallen victim to the devastation of a birth injury through medical negligence, you may qualify to open a birth injury case and seek compensation for your loss and for the potential ongoing medical expenses. Birth injury often occurs through medical negligence and sometimes can be as simple as a physician not reviewing information thoroughly. It is vital to seek a birth trauma lawyer and to get help navigating the legal process.
With decades of experience, our skilled legal birth injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you seek compensation for birth injuries. We have 11 locations throughout Ohio, covering many regions and cities in the state. In addition to childbirth injuries, our diverse team of attorneys has skills and experience in numerous other legal areas including wrongful deaths, truck accidents, work injuries, and motorcycle accidents.