The umbilical cord provides the physical connection between a baby and its mother prior to birth, allowing the mother to pass oxygen and essential nutrients to the baby during fetal growth. While this cord is essential to a baby's growth and health, it can put the baby's life in danger during the birth if it becomes wrapped around a baby.
When an umbilical cord begins to strangle a baby, it is the delivering physician or medical professional's responsibility to address this serious problem. If they fail to do so or fail to do so in an appropriate manner, they are putting the baby's health and life at risk and should be held responsible for the repercussions this causes. Unfortunately, as our team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin is well aware, the lives of many babies in Connecticut are dramatically altered by umbilical cord strangulation.
Causes of Umbilical Cord Strangulation
In general, birth injuries like umbilical cord strangulation occur because of some kind of medical negligence or malpractice. There can be a number of possible causes of umbilical cord strangulation, including:
- Improper use of medical instruments
- Distraction / fatigue of delivery doctor
- Hospital negligence / failure to train
All of these actions could lead to strangulation of a baby by the umbilical cord, leading to permanent problems for the child or death, in the most tragic of circumstances.
Discuss Umbilical Cord Strangulation with a Connecticut Birth Injury Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our attorneys know how devastating it is when your baby suffers from umbilical cord strangulation. As such, we believe the medical professional whose negligence caused such pain and suffering for your child and family should be held accountable. Call us at 860.322.5302 to find out how we can possibly help you fight for the justice and compensation you need.