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Was Medical Malpractice Involved in Your Infant’s Umbilical Cord Strangulation and Kentucky Birth Injury?

Every expecting mother worries about her unborn baby's health. Most pregnant women have some level of anxiety about childbirth and the complications that are possible during labor and delivery. After carrying a baby around for nine months, an expectant mother is ready for her baby to come into this world without any complications.

However, complications can arise with any pregnancy. One complication that occurs during childbirth is umbilical cord strangulation. When this happens, the umbilical cord wraps around the neck of the baby cutting off the blood supply and the infant's source of oxygen and nutrients.

Serious birth injuries in Kentucky can occur in infants when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the neck. Damage to a newborn's organs and brain, or even death could occur in umbilical cord entanglement incidents.

If your baby suffered birth injuries from the umbilical cord during childbirth, you need to find out if your doctor followed proper medical practices during labor and delivery. When complications such as this arise, doctors are trained to know what to do to prevent child birth injuries and fatalities.

A doctor skilled in labor and delivery should know how to loosen the umbilical cord and remove it safely from the infant's neck or know when to order an emergency C-section in order to save the unborn baby's life.

Umbilical cord strangulation in Kentucky is a common problem in pregnancy, and doctors should be able to spot the complication quickly and know how to act accordingly. If doctors fail to acknowledge the birth complication, serious injuries to the newborn may occur.

As Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyers, we know all too well the emotional pain umbilical cord strangulations can cause new mothers. If your newborn suffered a birth injury, you need to talk to someone who cares and who knows the laws and your rights. Call one of our knowledgeable Louisville birth injury lawyers at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 to schedule a free legal consultation today.

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