The quality of care after delivery can be just as critical as the attention received during labor and childbirth. The newborn and the mother are especially vulnerable in the hours after birth.
If you believe that the delivering physician, neonatal nurses, anesthesiologist, or other staff were negligent and their negligence may have resulted in the injury or death of your baby, contact The Becker Law Firm. In a free initial consultation, we can discuss a possible doctor malpractice or hospital malpractice lawsuit for damages. From offices in the Cleveland area, our firm represents clients throughout Ohio. We also assist in neonatal injury litigation in Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Note: Expectant parents, the information presented here is intended to educate you about dangers in postpartum recovery. It is not a substitute for medical advice, but we hope that it helps you ask the right questions and advocate for the health of your newborn and yourself.
Contact our Ohio postpartum complication attorneys at (440) 252-4399 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.
Postpartum Care and Prevention of Neonatal Injuries
If any medical conditions were identified during pregnancy, labor or delivery, the physician and nursery staff should be prepared to administer aid.
At The Becker Law Firm, we have handled cases involving failure to:
- Administer surfactant to the lungs of preemies and other babies with respiratory stress disorder (RSD)
- Treat jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia) through phototherapy or advanced intervention
- Recognize newborn distress or consult a neonatologist/specialist
- Transfer the infant to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Additionally, our attorneys have established negligence in cases involving the postpartum care of the mother, including failure to recognize and treat:
- Anesthesia illness/inadequate-response to recovery agents
- Life-threatening bowel obstructions after C-section
- Hemorrhage from nicked arteries, uterine bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism (leading to stroke)
- Bleeding disorder and hypovolemia
We have also won damages for failure to transfer the mother to intensive care, and for preventable injuries sustained after the premature discharge of the newborn or mom from the hospital.
The Becker Law Firm has an extensive record of verdicts, settlements, and judgments in obstetric malpractice and birth injury litigation, including postpartum and neonatal injuries.
Discuss your case today with an Ohio postpartum complications lawyer; call (440) 252-4399 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.