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Cleveland Birth Injury Lung Defects: 2 Types

The Becker Law Firm, LPA

There are 2 types of lung defects that could be caused by a preventable birth injury. If you believe that negligent actions of a healthcare provider resulted in your child suffering injuries, contact a Cleveland birth injury attorney today. One type of lung defect that can result from a birth injury is persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).

PPHN can occur if:

  • the baby doesn’t receive enough oxygen during delivery;
  • the baby develops an infection; or
  • the mother was prescribed and took anti-depressants while pregnant.

Since this is a life-threatening complication, it is important that doctors recognize signs of it. In addition, immediate treatment must be given.

Another type of lung defect that can result from a birth injury is pulmonary stenosis. If the condition is serious, immediate treatment is required. A failure to administer the proper type of treatment can lead to lifelong complications.

No matter what type of lung defect your child has suffered from, if you believe it was caused by medical negligence or it wasn’t properly detected and treated, you could be entitled to file a claim. An attorney can help determine if a doctor or any other healthcare provider can be held liable.

Seeking Help from a Cleveland Birth Injury Attorney

When you believe that your child has suffered a preventable birth injury, you should contact a Cleveland birth injury attorney to discuss your case. An attorney from The Becker Law Firm can explain your legal rights. Contact us today for a free initial consultation – (440) 252-4399.

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