Was Your Breech Birth Improperly Assessed or Treated?
As delivery date fast approaches, the amount of space babies have to move around in utero begins to shrink as they continue growing. Most babies make the most of the tight space by settling in with their head facing down. When babies don’t do this, they are considered to be in a breech position. This means they are positioned to be delivered feet first, unless they move themselves or are repositioned before delivery.
If your baby was in a breech position just prior to the delivery date, your doctor should have taken appropriate measures to avoid preventable birth injuries. At The Lancione Law Firm, we have more than 60 years of combined experience advocating for families put at risk from medical negligence. We are committed to holding health care providers accountable for malpractice in the delivery room. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with a top Cleveland breech birth lawyer.
Holding Medical Providers Accountable For Breech Delivery Room Errors
When babies enter the birth canal feet first, the risk of birthing complications increases significantly. Commonly, the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the baby’s neck. This can cause oxygen deficiency, cut off the baby’s blood supply, and in some cases lead to strangulation. The breech position can also cause the baby’s head to become trapped inside the birth canal leading to:
- Cerebral palsy
- Head trauma
- Brachial plexus injury
- Brain damage
OB/GYN specialists are trained to determine if an infant is in the breech position to avoid the risk of birth injuries. Doctors often use ultrasounds to determine how the baby is positioned. If an ultrasound is unclear, OB/GYN specialists are responsible to perform an internal examination to clarify how the baby is positioned in an effort to make sure appropriate precautions are taken. Doctors are expected to try and reposition the baby or deliver the baby by c-section to avoid any injuries that could occur.
If your doctor failed to take appropriate precautions, you may have a medical malpractice claim. For more than three generations, our Ohio medical error attorneys have proven fault against doctors who put their patients at risk when standard procedures were overlooked. All of our medical negligence claims are prepared with enough evidence to prove fault in trial. We conduct thorough investigations and consult medical-leading experts to identify negligent. Our detailed approach often prompts large settlement offers to avoid going up against us in a trial.
We Step In To Hold Negligent Doctors Accountable. Call Us To Learn More.
Timing is critical in a labor and delivery room. If your doctor failed to act appropriately to avoid complications during your baby’s delivery, call our office at (440) 220-4439 or email us for a free consultation.
We will take every measure possible to help you obtain a full financial recovery. Our birth injury law firm is proud to serve clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Cincinnati and other communities throughout Ohio.