Umbilical Cord Problems

Umbilical cord problems may put a mother and her newborn child at serious risk for injury, and in some tragic cases may even result in death. Medical personnel are required to take all possible steps during the delivery and labor process to ensure that signs of fetal distress are identified early enough to avoid a serious injury to mother or child.

The birth injury attorneys at The Sanders Firm have decades of experience litigating cases on the behalf of parents whose newborn suffered injury from an umbilical cord issue, or other form of fetal distress that ought to have been recognized and avoided by medical personnel or delivery room physicians.

Umbilical cord problems include:

  • Compressed cord
  • Umbilical cord knots
  • Nuchal cord (umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the body or neck of the fetus)
  • Umbilical cord strangulation
  • Umbilical hernias

Doctors and nurses are trained to detect signs of umbilical cord issues before they can cause serious injury. Ultrasound technology can allow medical personnel to identify an abnormal umbilical cord problem, and to order a cesarean section (C section) if needed.

Causes of umbilical cord problems are numerous and may include:

  • Diabetes in the mother
  • Multiple pregnancies/age of mother
  • Abnormal length of umbilical cord

Birth injuries resulting from umbilical cord complications include:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Organ damage
  • Stillbirth

New York umbilical cord injury lawyers

If umbilical cord problems have injured your child and you have reason to believe medical malpractice or negligence was that cause, you may have a right to legal compensation.

Contact an experienced umbilical cord birth injury lawyer at The Sanders Firm. We can help you and your family gain much needed relief from medical bills and hardships resulting from serious and debilitating birth injuries, which may require a lifetime’s worth of medical expenses.

Our team offers unparalleled knowledge of both medical and legal aspects of complex claims of medical malpractice and negligence.

File an umbilical cord problems lawsuit New York

If your child has suffered a birth injury or wrongful death because of an umbilical cord problem due to delivery room malpractice in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, the experienced attorneys at The Sanders Law Firm offer a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you are eligible for monetary damages.  Call today for a free legal evaluation. We can help you get the compensation you need, and deserve.  Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752)