Cleveland Birth Injury Attorneys
Representing Victims of Childbirth Negligence Since 1946
You have waited anxiously and expectantly for 9 months, in eager anticipation of your new addition to your growing family, but something seems wrong, or rather, not quite right. Now that your baby is here, your intuition is telling you that your baby may have a birth injury.
If you have a legal case involving a birth injury that was sustained by yourself or your child during pregnancy or delivery, you should not hesitate to speak with a Cleveland birth injury lawyer at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP.
What is a Birth Injury?
A birth injury is an injury your baby sustains during labor or delivery. These injuries may affect your baby’s bone structure, vital organs, or nerve centers such as the brain, heart, or skull, and might significantly impact emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Many babies sustain minor injuries during birth that resolve without treatment. However, serious injuries can lead to brain damage, severe nerve damage, physical impairments, or possibly even death.
Symptoms of Birth Injuries
Some symptoms of birth injuries are readily apparent, while others may develop slowly over time.
You might notice symptoms immediately such as:
- Improper breathing
Symptoms that may become apparent over time include:
- Impaired motor skills
- Impaired muscle coordination
- Impaired development
- Impaired flexibility
- Impaired visual and auditory perception
Are All Birth Injuries Permanent?
Some birth injuries can fully or even partially heal with the proper medical treatment and time. Unfortunately, other injuries are permanent and will require proper treatment and care throughout the life of your child.
How Do I Know if My Baby’s Injury is Due to Medical Malpractice?
Knowing the scope of your child’s injuries is an important aspect of understanding the potential future needs of your child. Not all birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice.
However, if your child has suffered an injury that was avoidable, that injury may have occurred because your doctor, nurse, or medical staff:
- Failed to properly assess your baby’s health during pregnancy or prior to childbirth
- Failed to properly assess a situation that arose during or directly after childbirth
- Failed to provide appropriate medical care in response to the situation that arose
- Provided improper prenatal care
Why Should I File a Lawsuit After My Baby’s Birth?
Victims of birth injuries resulting from negligence may be entitled to receive substantial monetary compensation, including payments for hospital expenses and costs of future treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, and care. As a client of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, you have a strong advocate, compassionate ally, and steadfast guide through this process. We have a deep commitment to our clients, who may be facing some of the most difficult times of their lives.
History of Excellence
Our firm has been helping individuals since 1946 and has secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We go the distance for you and your future fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our trial attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
We offer one-on-one attention and detailed counsel. To us you are not just another case number.