Cleveland Birth Injuries Attorneys
During the time immediately following a child's birth, his or her immune system is not yet fully developed and may not have the capacity to fight off all the viruses and infections to which he or she may become exposed. There are specific tests that doctors can run to determine the presence of certain infections, and specific steps that should be taken if an infection is detected. Left unchecked, some infections can lead to serious illness that may result in severe long-term complications.
Contact us for a free consultation if your child has suffered any type of ill effect due to the contraction of a post-natal infection.
Neonatal or post-natal infections can lead to devastating brain damage and other severe injury to infants. Some of these infections can be prevented with proper screening during pregnancy and appropriate antibiotic treatment during labor and delivery. Medical professionals' failure to follow established screening and treatment standards may be grounds for malpractice. Likewise, medical professionals' failure to diligently monitor neonates for signs and symptoms of infection may also be a basis for a malpractice claim. Because the stakes are so high, medical professionals must be diligent in their care of pregnant women; their unborn children and the recently born. — Partner Rhonda Baker Debevec
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, our Ohio post-natal infections attorneys represent infants who have suffered serious health issues due to an undetected infection. These are heartbreaking cases because no medical professional sets out to make a mistake that impacts a child's future. Every one of them is, without question, clearly committed to the health of the children. When mistakes do happen, however, these children deserve to be compensated for the burden they will have to carry as a result.
Types of Post-Natal Infections
There are many types of infections that an infant can develop in the days and weeks directly following birth. Some of the more common infections that may arise in these cases include the following:
- Group B strep (GBS)
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Conjunctivitis or pinkeye
These infections can come about in many different ways, including the failure to maintain a clean post-natal environment, failure to keep the baby clean, failure to perform sufficient tests for various infections and many others. Our Akron medical malpractice law firm has extensive experience with these types of cases, and we are committed to seeing that the hospitals and staff members who were responsible are held accountable.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber is recognized as one of the pre-eminent medical malpractice and birth injury law firms in Ohio. We were one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades. We represent clients in cases involving acquired infections that could have been avoided had the medical professionals been more thorough in their post-natal care. We build on the firm's more than 65 years of experience, developing strong cases that seek the best possible outcome for each client.
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Our Cleveland lawyers offer free, confidential consultations to determine whether your post-natal care infection claim has merit. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid deadlines that may exclude you from pursuing damages on your child's behalf. We handle all post-natal infection cases on a contingency basis, so if we tell you that you have a legitimate claim, be assured that we are prepared to move forward without charging you any attorneys' fees. We will only charge you a fee if we win.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.