Umbilical cord compression can occur in different ways. The umbilical cord is the lifeline between the mother and the fetus. The fetus receives oxygen and necessary nutrients through the placenta and umbilical cord. The fetus passes carbon dioxide and waste materials back through the cord for disposal via the mother’s body. Cord issues all result in the baby being deprived of oxygen creating a serious emergency situation requiring immediate medical intervention often in the form of an emergency delivery or C-section. Types of umbilical cord issues:
If you believe an OB/GYN misdiagnosed cord issue complications during pregnancy that resulted in harm or injury to you or a loved one, then you may be eligible for damages. Call the Sweeney Law Firm and let us review the facts to establish whether you have an OB/GYN medical malpractice case. If we decide to take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless there is a settlement or recovery of funds for you.