Representing Parents Of Children Injured Due To Delivery Negligence

When a child suffers a birth injury the results can be devastating to parents. In addition to dramatically impacting the things that child will be able to do in life, the medical attention necessary for that child to live can be expensive. When medical mistakes are the reason for the baby's injuries it may be possible to recover compensation. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the attorneys at Rumizen Weisman understand how difficult it can be for parents in this situation to navigate the legal system.

When A Baby's Shoulders Become Stuck During Delivery

Known as shoulder dystocia, if a baby's shoulders become stuck in the birth canal, different types of brachial plexus palsy could potentially result:

  • Erb's Palsy- Nerve damage impacting a baby's upper nerves of the brachial plexus potentially leading to the inability of the child to move his or her upper arm, or shoulder.
  • Klumpke's Palsy- Nerve damage impacting the baby's lower nerves of the brachial plexus which could result in a child's inability to move his or her hand, or forearm. In some situations the child will also be unable to move his or her wrist flexors and it is possible that his or her hand could appear claw-like.

When Oxygen To A Baby's Brain Is Cut Off

The lack of oxygen during delivery, referred to as hypoxia or anoxia, can lead to serious health issues following delivery. Multiple situations can cause this to happen—including airways that are blocked, issues with the umbilical cord and the baby becoming stuck in the birth canal. When oxygen is restricted a baby could suffer brain damage resulting in both intellectual as well as physical injuries and may be diagnosed with a variety of conditions including cerebral palsy.

Spinal Injuries

In the course of a difficult delivery it is possible a baby could be forced into positions that cause harm. When a baby is delivered in one of those positions—such as breech—his or her spinal cord could be damaged, potentially leading to damage that is permanent.

Focus On Caring For Your Child. Let Us Handle The Rest.

Just how severe a birth injury is will depend on the circumstances surrounding each delivery. If you are caring for a baby who was injured due to negligence during labor and delivery, you may be consumed with medical matters and not know what legal steps to take. At Rumizen Weisman, in Cleveland, Ohio, our lawyers can take care of that side for you so you can focus on caring for your child. Call us at 216-273-6739 or contact us online to learn more.