It is considered medical malpractice if a doctor or hospital fails to recognize or ignore the signs and symptoms of an umbilical cord prolapse complication, and the baby suffers an injury as a result. Umbilical cord prolapse occurs when the umbilical cord slips into the vagina after the water breaks (or membrane ruptures). As the baby moves down the cervix during delivery, it puts pressure on the umbilical cord, cutting off the oxygen supply. This umbilical cord complication is a medical emergency.
Doctors, hospitals, and many labor and delivery nurses are trained to detect an umbilical cord prolapse. If they do not detect umbilical cord prolapse or ignore the signs and symptoms of umbilical cord prolapse, and the baby suffers injuries as a result of that failure, medical malpractice has taken place, and parents of the children do have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent doctor, hospital, or delivery nurse.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan umbilical cord prolapse complication lawyer. We will obtain all of your medical records and have them reviewed by our medical experts. If our medical team determines that you received improper medical care, we will file a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit seeking all damages allowed under Michigan law.