When Umbilical Cord Complications Lead to Birth Injury
The umbilical cord is critical to the life of an unborn child. It provides blood, oxygen and life-sustaining nutrients to the child throughout a pregnancy. It is so important that even a temporary blockage of the umbilical cord can cause lifelong complications, such as brain damage or wrongful death.
Many umbilical cord complications can be detected by using ultrasound scans or other monitoring methods. Throughout the pregnancy, labor and delivery, doctors must monitor the umbilical cord as well as your baby's vital signs to determine whether or not the baby is in distress.
If your doctor has failed to properly monitor the path of the umbilical cord to the fetus, and if that failure to monitor led to an injury, you could be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice. The best option is to contact an attorney at The Donahey Law Firm, in Ohio, by calling us at 866-918-5886 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Building a Record of Success Since 1968
Our team of experienced lawyers, paralegals and support staff focus on helping clients put forward strong cases for monetary compensation in litigation related to umbilical cord complications. Since 1968, we have helped thousands of clients receive tens of millions of dollars in compensation for birth injuries, as well as other types of personal injury and medical malpractice.
We handle cases involving many different types of umbilical cord problems/complications, including:
- Abruption, the detachment of the placenta from the uterus
- Knotting or kinking of the umbilical cord
- Cord compression, which often happens when water breaks early
- Entanglement or entrapment of the baby in the umbilical cord
- Premature clamping, when the cord is clamped too early
Lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm bring strong lawsuits against OB/GYNs (obstetricians/gynecologists), hospitals, birthing centers, nurses and midwifes who make errors during the birthing process.
If you believe that one of these medical providers may have been negligent during your pregnancy, labor or delivery, talk with us about your options. Call The Donahey Law Firm toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. We have a main law office in Columbus, Ohio, as well as six office locations throughout Ohio. Initial consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation.