Umbilical Cord Complications During Delivery
The umbilical cord provides blood, oxygen and other life-sustaining support to an unborn baby. Umbilical cord complications such as a knot or tear can lead to brain damage, premature birth and even death for the baby or mother. When doctors and nurses fail to properly monitor the mother and baby, accidents can occur with disastrous results.
The respected birth injury lawyers at the Pennsylvania law firm of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, have more than 100 years of combined experience representing victims of medical malpractice. Our experience and successes have earned us a reputation as one of the leading birth injury firms in the area.
If you believe your baby was harmed due to your doctor's negligent failure to detect and correct an umbilical cord complication, contact our office immediately.
Proper Monitoring of Baby and Umbilical Cord Positions
Our firm provides the background and resources to address the complexities of birth injury cases. We offer caring and skilled help in umbilical cord complication cases involving:
- Abruption — placenta and umbilical cord become detached before birth
- Knotted or kinked — occurs during excessive movement in early pregnancy
- Cord compression — baby leans on the umbilical cord
- Stretched or strained — umbilical cord is not long enough or is caught
- Entangled or entrapped — cord is wrapped around baby's neck or limbs
- Premature clamping — cord is cut and clamped before blood flow has ceased
Philadelphia Unborn Child Injury Attorneys
Many umbilical cord complications can be detected through ultrasound scans and similar techniques. Careful fetal monitoring during birth is vital to determine whether the baby is in distress.
Did your baby suffer complications because doctors failed to identify a problem with the umbilical cord or failed to take proper action to correct the problem? We are prepared to help you hold them liable for damages. We prepare every case as if it is going to trial. That way, we are ready for whatever challenges your case may bring.
Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys: 866-920-0352
We are ready to take aggressive action on your behalf for negligence leading to umbilical cord complications. Contact our birth injury lawyers today for a free initial consultation and find out how we can help you recover the compensation you need.
For more information about holding obstetricians liable for medical malpractice, please see our Birth Injury Information Center.
No recovery... no fees or costs... guaranteed.