Common Birth Injuries Related to Medical Malpractice in Ohio

Medical malpractice in Ohio such as negligent birth mistakes can lead to common birth injuries like cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy. An Ohio injury lawyer may review various types of evidence and present expert testimony regarding the cause of these conditions to prove liability of a medical professional.

Cerebral Palsy from Medical Malpractice in Ohio 

Cerebral palsy affects the brain and can cause lifelong problems with: 

  • motor function;
  • nervous system function;
  • hearing problems;
  • vision problems;
  • speech problems; and
  • may experience intellectual developmental problems.

The condition may result from genetic mutations that affect development of the brain. But in some cases, lack of oxygen to the brain may be to blame, this may result from negligence such as failing to monitor the fetus during labor and delivery. In cases of negligence, an Ohio injury lawyer may refer to expert testimony regarding the standard of care.

Erb’s Palsy from Medical Malpractice in Ohio 

Erb’s palsy is caused by nerve damage to the brachial plexus that may result from a difficult labor and delivery. Often the result of this nerve damage is paralysis. Erb’s palsy may be avoided if the doctor is attentive to warning signs, which may include abnormal birthing position or above-average weight of the fetus.

Medical negligence may include putting pressure on the fetus’s neck and shoulders and twisting the neck of the fetus during delivery. Some cases may naturally get better, although serious cases may require therapy and even surgery.

Contacting an Ohio Injury Lawyer 

Some common birth injuries may result huge medical costs in the short-term and throughout a child’s lifetime. Contact Mellino Robenalt LLC at (440) 333-3800 and order our free book, Was it A Mistake? Your Ohio Medical Malpractice Questions Answered, to discuss and learn more about taking legal action after suffering from a common birth injury.

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