Cephalopelvic Disproportion

by | Dec 14, 2016 | Birth Injury, Firm News, Medical Malpractice |


The Lancione Law Firm is a well-known Cleveland law firm serving the victims
of birth injury and their families. Many of the cases we handle involve
medical malpractice related to cephalopelvic disproportion (often called
CPD). We help Ohio families affected by CPD-related malpractice recover
compensation for the harm their loves one experienced and so that they
can get the care they need for the rest of their lifetime.

What Is Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)?

Cephalopelvic disproportion occurs when a baby’s head or body is
too large to fit through the mother’s pelvis or birth canal during
labor. According to the American College of Nurse Midwives, CPD occurs
in about one out of every 250 pregnancies, making it one of the most common
causes of labor complications.

CPD is a serious medical condition that can potentially lead to prolonged
labor and fetal distress, causing serious injuries to the mother and infant.
These complications include oxygen deprivation, respiratory distress,
and even death.

There are several possible factors that can lead to CPD such as:

  • Babies that are larger than normal due to hereditary factors or diabetes
  • Prolonged pregnancies that have been allowed to continue long past the due date
  • Abnormal fetal positions
  • Women with small or abnormally-shaped pelvises

While rare, it is possible to diagnose CPD during pregnancy through ultrasounds
and physical examinations which will help predict the likelihood of problems
that could arise during labor. When labor does not progress normally or
is suddenly halted, practitioners and other medical staff should watch
for the signs of CPD and act accordingly.

Doctors may choose to perform a cesarean section (c-section) in order to
prevent a potential injury to the mother and child. Physicians who fail
to recognize CPD, fail to take action that prevents injury or stimulate
labor despite CPD may be committing medical malpractice.

The Lancione Law Firm is dedicated to holding these medical professionals
accountable by filing medical malpractice claims in Ohio courts for the
harm they caused the child and family. Our Cleveland law firm combines
the work of a team of committed attorneys, a knowledgeable staff, and
qualified medical experts to review your case. Together, we use extensive
knowledge, resources, and experience to obtain monetary compensation for
the families of injured children so that they can better care for their
loved one.

Discuss Your Potential Claim For Compensation In A Free Consultation

The lawyers at The Lancione Law Firm, invite you to schedule a free initial
consultation about your child’s birth injury. We can be reached
by phone at 440-571-6862, or you may
contact us online at any time.



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