Complications Involving the Umbilical Cord Are Serious

by | Mar 4, 2015 | Birth Injury, Firm News |


Since 1999, the attorneys of The Lancione Law Firm, have worked tirelessly
to improve the safety and quality of medical care for patients throughout
the State of Ohio. The Lancione Law Firm is considered one of the leading
medical malpractice and birth injury firms in the nation because of their
dedication and reputation.

We have three generations of attorneys who have substantial experience
and a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements
for families who have suffered the tragedy of birth injuries caused by
preventable medical error and negligent medical treatment, such as the
failure to properly diagnose and treat umbilical cord complications.

What Are Some Types Of Umbilical Cord Complications?

A prolapsed umbilical cord — an umbilical cord wrapped around the
neck or trapped between the cervix and the head of the fetus — can
cause fetal distress and can ultimately interrupt the flow of oxygenated
blood to the baby, fetal hypoxia, brain damage and cerebral palsy. Likewise,
other umbilical cord complications can cause serious, lifelong birth injury
or death if left undetected and untreated. This is why the mother and
child should be monitored at all time during labor and delivery.

Medical mistakes that can lead to birth injury from umbilical cord complications include:

  • Failure to monitor cord blood velocities or conduct high-resolution ultrasound
    to detect umbilical cord complications
  • Failure to perform cesarean section in cases of vasa previa or other umbilical
    cord complications that may cause serious injury in vaginal birth
  • Failure to detect cord knots and nuchal cord (umbilical cord wrapped around
    part of the body)
  • Failure to perform color Doppler sonogram studies to detect umbilical cord
    prolapse in breech presentations, cases of premature rupture of membranes
    and other fetal malpresentations

If your child suffered permanent birth injury as a result of negligent
diagnosis and treatment of umbilical cord complications, your interests
may best be served by consulting an experienced medical malpractice and
birth injury lawyer. You may have legal options in seeking recovery for
the harm you and your baby have suffered. Consider contacting The Lancione Law Firm.

Contact an Attorney Regarding Umbilical Cord Complications

Here at the Lancione Law Firm, we work to improve the quality of health
care in Ohio by holding negligent physicians and hospitals to account
for the harm they cause. We have a wealth of experience and a record of
success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for victims
of medical malpractice such as errors in inducing labor.

We invite you to call our office at 440-571-6862 or
contact us online to schedule an appointment with a leading medical malpractice lawyer who
can answer your questions and offer you sound legal guidance regarding
your options following a serious injury or loss of life caused by medical
negligence. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cleveland,
Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.



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