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Prolapsed Umbilical Cord Causes and Effects

Prolapsed Umbilical Cord Causes and Effects

Rock Hill SC Birth Injury Lawyer

Childbirth can be an amazing, exciting, and wondrous process. However, with about 30% of all mothers experiencing some kind of birth complication, it can also be a very scary and stressful time.

While there are numerous types of potential complications and traumas that newborns may face, some are much more serious than others. A prolapsed umbilical cord is among the most dangerous and life-threatening of Michigan birth injuries.

During pregnancy, the umbilical cord represents a child’s lifeline. Through this tiny cord, babies receive oxygen, blood, and nutrients. If the umbilical cord is obstructed at any time during birth, the results can be serious and sometimes fatal. Some of the most common causes of a prolapsed umbilical cord include:

  • Premature rupture of a membrane (when water breaks early)
  • Delivering multiple babies (i.e. twins, triplets, etc.)
  • Breech delivery
  • Unusually long umbilical cord

Because of the vital role that the umbilical cord plays in sustaining life, the outcomes of a prolapsed umbilical cord can be devastating. Some of these outcomes include:

  • Permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Death

Doctors who diligently follow standards of care should be able to detect and prevent a prolapsed umbilical cord before it becomes a serious issue. Those who fail to do so can be held liable for any harm done to an infant.

Contact the Birth Injury Law Firm of Bice Law

If your child was injured during delivery, we can help you seek compensation for the damages you and your child are facing, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law.  We serve families across both North Carolina and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly.  Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a birth injury attorney.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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