Cleveland Birth Injury Attorneys

Was Your Baby Injured by Medical Negligence?

A medical error during pregnancy, labor or delivery can cause serious, permanent harm to a fetus or newborn. These types of medical malpractice cases are called birth injuries because the medical mistake injured a child who otherwise would have been born healthy and normal.

Birth injuries are different from birth defects. Birth injuries are caused by medical mistakes that never should have happened.

If you believe a medical error during labor or delivery may have caused your child to suffer permanent harm, it is important to speak to a lawyer who understands birth injury claims. The attorneys at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, can evaluate your case and tell you whether malpractice may have played a role in your child's condition.

Holding the Negligent Responsible

Caring for a child with a profound birth injury can be emotionally and financially demanding. We will hold those who caused the injury financially responsible. We represent clients in birth injury cases involving:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb's palsy
  • Klumpke's palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Abrupted placenta
  • Fetal acidosis
  • Developmental delay
  • Mismanagement of high-risk pregnancy
  • Failure to perform a timely C-section
  • Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Delivery trauma

How Birth Injuries Occur

Some birth injuries are caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause the child to suffer permanent brain damage. Other birth injuries are caused by the doctor, nurse or midwife exerting too much pressure on the baby's head and neck during delivery. This type of trauma can damage the nerves in the child's shoulder and neck area, which can result in permanent paralysis of the shoulder and arm. Other types of birth injuries can result in serious injury or death to the mother and/or her child.

You don't have to spend a lifetime wondering whether malpractice played a role in your child's condition. Please contact the Cleveland birth injury lawyers at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, to arrange a free initial consultation. With offices in Parma and Richmond Heights, we represent clients throughout northeast Ohio.