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Helping patients obtain maximum compensation after a maternal infection due to negligence

Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, many women suffer dangerous infections while pregnant, often causing permanent injury or death to the baby. At The Eisen Law Firm, our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys are highly skilled in handling birth injury cases, including maternal infection claims. With more than forty years of combined experience, we do not back down from insurance companies. We fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Harmful maternal infections

It is not unusual for a pregnant woman to suffer from minor illnesses and infections during pregnancy. However, some infections may become severe if they are not properly treated. These include:

Pregnant women and their unborn children may suffer harm if doctors do not take proper precautions against infections

During pregnancy, it is recommended that women undergo a series of tests to determine if certain infections are present. If a woman tests positive for any of these infections, her doctor should recommend a treatment regimen to reduce the risk of transmission to the baby. However, in some cases, women are never tested for certain diseases and infections, or proper treatment is not administered, causing harm to the mother or to the baby.

Medical negligence occurs when a medical professional breaches a duty to a patient by failing to meet the proper standard of care. All doctors are required to act reasonably under the circumstances that are presented. Failure to do so is a “breach” of the “standard of care.”  Failing to properly diagnose or treat a disease during pregnancy that later causes infant injury or death often falls under this category and constitutes medical negligence.

If you or your baby suffered injury due to an infection during pregnancy, you must act quickly

There are complicated rules governing the deadlines by which a claim for medical negligence must be filed. Our Cleveland birth injury attorneys are prepared to evaluate your case during a free initial consultation. To schedule your free consultation, call The Eisen Law Firm at 216-687-0900 or contact our skilled attorneys online.