A local law firm in Cleveland, OH, the office of Francis E. Sweeney, Jr., Esq., LLC believes in the importance of your and your child’s rights. Whether you are dealing with birth injury cases or birth defect claims, the attorneys at the firm of can help. Book a consultation with us and we’ll take care of the rest.
Birth injuries vary greatly – from something minor and easily remedied to being so serious that they can cause major brain trauma and death.
The results of a birth injury may cause the infant to suffer a variety of problems, including death, cerebral palsy, and brachial plexus/erbs palsy.
The legal rights of both baby and parent must be protected when it can be proved that the injury was caused by medical and hospital negligence.
An obstetrician's neglect in determining and responding to the baby's and mother's conditions, complications and disorders during the process of maternity and/or delivery can cause stark consequences. The doctor may fail to assess hypertension during the pregnancy or determine the overall health of the child in the womb; the doctor may also fail to properly assess the health of the mother and take corrective action. And during delivery the doctor may improperly use medical equipment like forceps or vacuum, fail to perform a timely and necessary caesarean section, and may make other mistakes that have an impact on the baby's and mother's well-being.
Medical malpractice claims against the physicians and other medical practitioners involved are the recourse parents have as they seek damages for these negligent actions. The lawsuit may also include the hospital or medical center where the negligence occurred, either during the pregnancy, at the time of birth, or afterward.
If you feel your child may have suffered any of these serious problems from pregnancy or childbirth, we suggest you talk with Francis E. Sweeney, Jr., Esq., and his associates. We have extensive experience in birth injury cases, birth defect claims, and other facets of medical malpractice. Call or email us immediately for a free consultation. Our law firm can also handle probate cases.