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Cord Discord: Umbilical Cord Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

Cord Discord: Umbilical Cord Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

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Umbilical cord issues during pregnancy and delivery are not uncommon. In fact, it is estimated that between 20 to 30 percent of all babies have one or more “loops” of umbilical cord wrapped around their necks or another body part in utero or at birth (called a nuchal cord).1  While the thought of it may be unnerving, an article in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology reports that a majority of the time nuchal cords don’t cause serious complications.2

However, in some cases umbilical cord problems are the result of medical malpractice negligence resulting in serious injury to an infant, or even stillbirth. Umbilical cord medical malpractice birth injuries can occur when an infant’s blood flow and heart rate are suppressed due to one or more nuchal chords being present.1 One study showed that a total of 94 out of 496 stillbirths had umbilical cord abnormalities.3 Careful monitoring by obstetricians, midwives, and specialists before, during, and after a baby’s delivery is essential, and can help to avoid catastrophic problems involving umbilical cords. Extra long umbilical cords are one risk factor that requires constant attention.1

Parents and families whose infants have suffered an umbilical cord medical malpractice birth injury due to provable medical malpractice negligence not only seek valid answers to their many questions, but also useful direction and effective assistance. Selecting an expert lawyer or legal team is essential, not only to help ensure justice, but also to secure fair compensation. The latter is especially important in cases of long-term birth injuries related to umbilical cord medical malpractice. Noted record-setting attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for individuals and families who are victims of birth injury medical malpractice negligence, especially when such malpractice occurs during labor and delivery. This includes provable cases involving umbilical cord birth injuries, which may involve more than one responsible party.

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm continually handles critical cases that involve birth injuries, medical malpractice, and negligent security, as well as any other acts of negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.

For more information or to inquire about hiring expert legal representation for a potential birth injury medical malpractice negligence case, including a provable umbilical cord medical malpractice birth injury, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.




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