• When a Birth Injury is Suspect – Contact a Cleveland Birth Injury Attorney

    Posted on December 22nd, 2011 admin No comments

    Before Calling a Cleveland Attorney: Reasons to Suspect a Birth Injury

    Not every birth injury is noticeable immediately in the hospital. Indeed, while some birth injuries are instantly obvious following delivery, others may not appear until months if not years later. Spotting the birth injury as soon as possible is very important in protecting your child legally and financially. Let’s look at some of the common signs of birth injury, and at which stage of development each may present itself. If you suspect a birth injury, it is wise to consult a Cleveland birth injury attorney as soon as possible.

    Signs

    Obvious signs of birth injury include abrasions, bruises or swelling in the baby’s face, head and shoulder. Other signs are limp limbs or loose muscle tone. Seizures in the first 24 hours may be another sign. If the infant requires a feeding tube or breathing apparatus following delivery, this can be an indicator as well.

    Late Development

    Some birth injuries that tend to occur later in the child’s development and may include a lack of muscle coordination, ability to reach, a delay in cognitive abilities or the ability to sit up, roll over or walk.

    Talk to a Doctor

    Long before you consult a Cleveland birth injury attorney, talk to a doctor first. Some signs may simply be slow development. We all grow at different paces. If developmental disabilities are apparent, the next thing it to determine is if it is a result of negligence or malpractice. This is best handled by a Cleveland birth injury attorney experienced in such matters.

    Call Linton & Hirshman LLC to arrange a free of charge consultation which will help explain your legal alternatives. If we believe that your child suffered a birth injury caused by medical negligence, our attorneys will recommend and start a direct investigation of your case. We will work with specialists, consult with eyewitnesses and maintain all necessary evidence for your claim.

    Linton & Hirshman LLC, Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, is committed to upholding the rights of birth injury victims and their families. We have the legal experience, resources and medical contacts to strongly defend the rights of victims of birth injury. We are available at your convenience for a free consultation on birth injury – with in the hospital or home appointments available. Linton & Hirshman is located in the warehouse district of downtown Cleveland, near the state and federal courthouses.