The umbilical cord, which is designed to sustain life during the baby’s development, is the very same thing that can cause the child harm. Umbilical cord complications have been known to lead to major complications, even death. Some of the problems associated with the umbilical cord include:
- The umbilical cord becomes knotted
- The umbilical cord becomes compressed
- The baby becomes entangled in the umbilical cord
- The umbilical cord detaches before birth
When an injury does result from an umbilical cord complication, it can be devastating. While parents try to process what has happened, they are often left with many lingering questions. Could this birth injury have been prevented? Did I do something wrong? Could the doctor have done more?
In some cases, birth injuries are caused by the medical staff who delivered the baby. The doctor or nurse could have done something (or not have done something) that resulted in the birth trauma. The best way to find out what exactly caused your child’s injuries is to talk with an experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury attorney.
A lawyer will be able to review the details of your case and piece together what went wrong. You will be advised on your legal rights and what options are available.
For a free case evaluation, contact the Kentucky birth injury lawyers at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. You can also contact us by filling out our online form.
Our lawyers have been representing injured victims and their families in Ohio and Kentucky for more than 35 years. We regularly handle cases involving serious birth injuries.