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Simple Cord Blood Gas Tests Detect Serious Complications

A cord blood gas test is one of the most effective ways to measure acid-base balance, carbon dioxide and oxygen levels and the levels of buffers, such as bicarbonate, in a baby’s blood at delivery. In order to conduct a cord blood gas test, a section of the umbilical cord is clamped by a medical professional and a blood sample is drawn. The hospital laboratory will then test the blood gases present in order to detect signs of metabolic acidosis, one of the primary markers of newborn hypoxia or aasphyxia.

Whether a cord blood gas test was performed may be a crucial part of any medical malpractice claim for damages stemming from pediatric brain injury or cerebral palsy caused by hypoxia. The performance and interpretation of a cord blood gas test may also play a factor in cases involving untreated jaundice and kernicterus, as cord blood gas tests are also intended to show elevated bilirubin levels. If delivery room physicians failed to perform, properly interpret and respond to the findings of a cord blood gas test — or if negligent treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) resulted in birth injury, lasting disability or death — it is vitally important to discuss your situation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. A knowledgeable birth injury attorney will fight for your child’s rights!

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At The Lancione Law Firm, we are champions for victims of negligent medical care and preventable medical error in Ohio. We have over three generations of attorneys who have a wealth of experience and a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for families that have been affected by a birth injury caused by medical negligence, such as the failure to perform or accurately interpret or respond to cord blood gas tests.

We invite you to call our Rocky River offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron and Youngstown and throughout Ohio.

Birth Injury

Birth Trauma
Causes Of Birth Injury
Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Infection
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Pre-eclampsia
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Preterm Delivery
Uterine Ruptures
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
Premature Birth
PROM And PPROM
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Birthing Complications
Drugs Used To Arrest Labor
Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Stillbirth
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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