Epidural Complications after Birth
The birthday of your child is possibly the best day of your entire life. Ten months of anticipation and hope all culminate in a single day, giving you a precious son or daughter to dote upon and love. While labor and delivery used to be something that was high risk to both the mother and the baby, we’ve advanced in leaps and bounds in making childbirth safer than it has ever been in human history. That’s why it is always a tragic and horrifying surprise when complications due to epidurals arise when giving birth.
Epidurals are a specific type of anesthesia that laboring mothers receive during childbirth. It’s a very popular pain management option for delivery, with over half of all mothers choosing to have one. Epidurals work by preventing the nerves in the lower back from sending pain signals to the brain, allowing a mother to have a smoother, pain-free delivery. The mother is allowed to remain awake and alert during childbirth, keeping her alert and allowing her to be in the moment when her beloved baby is born.
Sadly, epidurals are not completely safe, despite being so common. Both the mother and her baby can be endangered if the medical staff were careless during administration of the epidural. Problems that can affect the mother due to an epidural include:
- Permanent nerve damage
- Injury to the spinal cord
- Severe infection or abscess
- Respiratory arrest
- Permanent back pain
Your baby can also be harmed, too, including:
- Oxygen deprivation (leading to cognitive disorders like cerebral palsy)
- Brain damage
- Poor muscle tone
- Difficulty breastfeeding
- Low Apgar scores
If you suspect that you or your child was harmed during childbirth due to an epidural, you need to call me right now at 1 (800) 556-4769 for a free initial consultation. I can help you get the justice and the financial restitution you deserve for your pain and suffering, and because I work on a contingency basis, I’ll do it all at no cost to you.
I know that this can be an emotionally challenging time for you and your family, which is why I want to assure you that I’m here for you 24/7 throughout this process. As your birth injury lawyer, I’ll give you my personal cell phone number so you can call me any hour, day or night. I’ll also come to you for any of our appointments, so you don’t have to rearrange your entire schedule to talk to me.
Whether you or your baby were harmed at a small community hospital or the largest hospital in Cleveland, I’ll advocate tirelessly for you. I’ve served the greater Northeast Ohio area for nearly forty years, and I take on Big Cases with Big Results. I’m ready to fight for you to get you the compensation you need to help you recover from your epidural birth injury – and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
DISCLAIMER “Please understand the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with a preponderance of the evidence.”