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Philadelphia Umbilical Cord Error Lawyer

The umbilical cord is a baby’s lifeline when they are in the womb. However, umbilical cord complications during delivery, and mistakes surrounding umbilical cords made by the medical team, can lead to disaster. If your baby suffered hypoxia-induced brain damage, cerebral palsy, a serious infection, or any other injury or illness, you have the right to seek compensation for your and your baby’s damages. Our Philadelphia umbilical cord error lawyer here at The Villari Firm, PLLC is prepared to diligently investigate the medical records and the facts of your case in order to discover the truth and hold the hospital accountable for negligence.

Types of Umbilical Cord Complications

While most deliveries go smoothly and the umbilical cord is not a problem, this is obviously not always the case. The most common complications with the umbilical cord include:

  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Single umbilical artery
  • Vasa previa
  • Umbilical cord knots
  • Nuchal Cord
  • Umbilical cord cyst
  • Long umbilical cord
  • Short umbilical cord
  • Infections

Failure to Identify and Failure to Treat

Delivering a baby is not an easy job. There are a lot of things that can go wrong. This is why obstetricians are so highly trained, and why hospitals are so well equipped with medical instruments and staff that are prepared to handle, to the standard of care, every medical situation possible. If a physician encounters a prolapsed umbilical cord, in which the cord passes through the  cervix before the baby, compressing the cord and stopping the flow of oxygenated blood to the baby, the physician must take immediate and decisive action, such as performing an emergency C-section. It is the medical team’s duty to diagnose and treat umbilical cord conditions to the standard of care that all Philadelphia physicians are held to. When an umbilical cord error leads to unnecessary injury or death because of a doctor’s negligence, they can and should be held accountable.

Injuries Caused by Umbilical Cord Errors

The most common adverse effects of an umbilical cord error that is mismanaged by the baby’s medical team include the following:

  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Moderate to severe brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Birth asphyxia
  • Death

Learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, problems with body movement, and other serious, permanent medical conditions can follow a baby for the rest of his or her life. Not only do these conditions lead to loss of joy of life, and often a shortened life, for the child and their parents, but they exact a large financial toll as well. If your child was the victim of medical malpractice, you should at least be equipped with the financial ability to care for and treat your child’s potential medical condition without having to sell your house, file for bankruptcy, or rack up hundreds of thousands in medical debt.

Contact a Philadelphia Umbilical Cord Error Lawyer Today

A medical malpractice claim allows you to seek compensation for future medical costs, future cost of care, pain and suffering, and much more. To discuss your options with a Philadelphia umbilical cord error lawyer today, call The Villari Firm today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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