As delivery dates fast approach, the space babies have to move within begins to shrink as they continue to grow. Most babies make the most of the tight space by settling in with their head facing down. When babies don’t do this, they are considered to be in a breech position. This means they are positioned to be delivered feet first unless they move or are repositioned.
If your baby was in a breech position just prior to the delivery date, your doctor should have taken appropriate measures to avoid preventable birth injuries. John Lancione comes from a three-generation legacy of experienced attorney’s advocating for families put at risk from medical negligence. John is committed to holding health care providers accountable for malpractice in the delivery room. Contact The Lancione Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with John Lancione.
Holding Medical Providers Accountable For Breech Delivery Room Errors
When babies enter the birth canal feet first, the risk of birthing complications increases significantly. Commonly, the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the baby’s neck. This can cause oxygen deficiency, cut off the baby’s blood supply, and in some cases lead to strangulation. The breech position can also cause the baby’s head to become trapped inside the birth canal leading to:
- Cerebral palsy
- Head trauma
- Brachial plexus injury
- Brain damage
OB/GYN specialists are trained to determine if an infant is in the breech position to avoid the risk of birth injuries. Doctors often use ultrasounds to determine how the baby is positioned. If an ultrasound is unclear, OB/GYN specialists are responsible to perform an internal examination to clarify how the baby is positioned in an effort to make sure appropriate precautions are taken. Doctors are expected to try and reposition the baby or deliver the baby by c-section.
If your doctor failed to take appropriate precautions, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The Lancione Law Firm has a legacy of three generations, our Ohio medical error attorneys have proven fault against doctors who put their patients at risk when standard procedures were overlooked. John Lancione’s medical negligence claims are prepared with enough evidence to prove fault in at trial. John conducts thorough investigations and consults medical-leading experts to identify negligence. His detailed approach often prompts large settlement offers to avoid going up against him in trial.
John Lancione Steps In To Hold Negligent Doctors Accountable. Call The Lancione Law Firm To Learn More.
Timing is critical in a labor and delivery room. If your doctor failed to act appropriately to avoid complications during your baby’s delivery, call our office at 440-331-6100 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.
We will take every measure possible to help you obtain a full financial recovery. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Toledo, Rocky River, Springfield, Canton, Dayton, Hamilton, Parma, Cincinnati, Akron and Youngstown and other communities throughout Ohio.
- Birth Injuries
- Birthing Complications
- Birth Trauma
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Causes Of Birth Injury
- Cephalopelvic Disproportion
- Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
- Fetal Distress During Labor
- Midwife Error
- Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
- Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
- Oxygen Deficiency
- Placental Abruption
- Premature Rupture Of Membranes
- Prenatal Care Errors
- Preterm Delivery
- Uterine Ruptures
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cesarean Section Errors
- Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
- Maternal Injuries During Birth
- Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
- Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
- Wrongful Death
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