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Skilled Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorneys Holding Health Care Providers Responsible for Birth Injuries

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As parents, you place the health and well being of your newborn in the hands of doctors, nurses and health care providers. You rely upon them to use good judgment and training during, or near, the time of delivery of your child to prevent birth injuries. The Ohio birth injury attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm are dedicated to fighting for the compensation and resources families need and deserve to provide for the long-term care of a child injured during birth. When the health care providers in whom you place your faith and trust make mistakes that result in birth injuries, you deserve to know the truth about what happened. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers make sure you get straight answers to questions about your child’s condition.

Birth defects distinguished from birth injuries

Some health problems in newborns are the result of genetic abnormalities characterized as birth defects. Birth defects might also be caused by health issues experienced by the mother while she was pregnant.

Health care providers are reluctant to attribute a child’s medical condition to their mistakes or negligence. Doctors or nurses might even go so far as to characterize a birth injury as a birth defect to avoid having responsibility fall upon them. Sometimes, the only way to get to the truth is by having the medical records reviewed and analyzed by attorneys whose sole focus is is an objective analysis of what really happened and what should have happened.

Common birth injuries

A birth injury is usually defined as an injury or trauma at or around the time of delivery that causes impairment to a bodily function or structure. Common examples of birth injuries include:

Failure of doctors and nurses to react appropriately when complications arise

Labor and delivery can be a difficult and stressful time, not only for parents, but also for doctors and nurses, who must react quickly and appropriately to rapidly changing circumstances and conditions. Situations may arise in which mistakes or delays by a health care professional can cause injuries to the child. Examples of medical errors during and prior to delivery include:

Contact premier Ohio birth injury attorneys

The Ohio birth injury attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm are passionate about holding doctors and health care providers accountable when their negligence causes birth injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and case review with one of our trusted attorneys. Call us at 216-687-0900, or contact us online.