Birth Injuries

Was Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Delivered First And Now You Have Been Told The Baby Has A Brain Injury?

Due to an umbilical cord prolapse being classified as a delivery room emergency, it should be treated as such. If doctors do not pay attention to the signs that suggest an umbilical cord compression, the chances of a bad result for the baby increases. For instance, during a footling breech delivery, the chances of an umbilical cord prolapse heightens due to the cord slipping down past the foot. The electronic fetal heart monitor on many occurrences will show concerns in regards to how the baby is tolerating a vaginal delivery (sudden decrease in heart rate, late decelerations, minimal variability, etc….). If doctors fail to notice the signs of fetal distress stemming from an umbilical cord compression, along with taking the necessary steps to prevent a brain injury in the baby, you can form a solid basis of a medical malpractice cause of action.
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