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Lawyers For Newborn Respiratory Distress Syndrome Cases

Failure to diagnose and promptly treat respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in a newborn can have devastating consequences. RDS is a leading cause of death in babies who are born prematurely.

At the law firm of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, in Cincinnati, our lawyers provide compassionate representation to families in Ohio and Northern Kentucky whose babies have suffered serious injury or death due to a medical professional’s failure to diagnose life-threatening health conditions. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Should My Child’s RDS Have Been Diagnosed?

When a baby is born prematurely, his or her body may not produce enough of the liquid surfactant that coats the lungs and enables the baby to breathe. Some of the risk factors of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) include:

  • Premature births
  • Maternal diabetes
  • Multiple births
  • Cesarean section delivery
  • Older siblings with RDS

Symptoms of the condition, such as rapid or shallow breathing and a bluish tint to the skin, should be observable within minutes of birth. Treatment includes use of a breathing machine to deliver warm, moist oxygen to the newborn and providing artificial surfactant to the lungs.

Not every case of death or serious injury due to RDS is due to malpractice. Sometimes doctors and hospital staff do everything they are supposed to do, and the outcome is not successful. To have a case of malpractice against the doctor, our attorneys would have to prove that the doctor failed to diagnose RDS despite observable symptoms and did not provide life-saving care any other qualified medical professional would have provided.

We Are Ready To Help

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with our newborn respiratory distress syndrome attorneys, we invite you to call 513-721-1077 in Cincinnati, or 859-547-3334 in Kentucky or 937-531-7999 in Dayton, Ohio. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer free parking, evening and weekend consultations, and home and hospital visits.