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Emergencies During Childbirth

Louisville Birth Injury Attorneys

There are certain situations where the life of a baby or mother may be in danger during childbirth. Although these emergencies are rare, they must be handled quickly and properly to prevent serious problems.

If an emergency arose and you, your spouse, or your child suffered harm during childbirth, a Louisville birth injury lawyer at our firm may be able to help. We can review medical records and talk to you about what occurred to begin putting together a clear picture of whether malpractice or negligence may have been involved. If your doctor or facility failed to provide standard care, we can seek to hold them accountable for your child’s medical care, ongoing treatment, and other damages.

Contact our firm at (502) 234-7451 today for a free review of your case.

Types of Obstetrical Emergencies

Your doctor should be able to accurately recognize the signs of an emergency during childbirth and should respond quickly to provide appropriate care. If that includes an emergency cesarean section, or other act, it should be performed as soon as possible to avoid further complications or loss of life. As Louisville birth injury attorneys with more than 34 years of combined experience, we know what to look for and how to build effective cases against doctors for failures to handle emergencies during childbirth.

We can take on cases involving all types of obstetrical emergencies, including:

  • Placental abruption, which occurs when the placenta begins to pull away from the wall of the uterus. This presents a problem for both mother and baby, as the mother may be at risk of hemorrhage and the baby may suffer from a lack of oxygen.
  • Umbilical cord prolapse occurs when part of the umbilical cord comes out of the uterus before or along with the presenting part of the baby. It is a rare but dangerous condition, as the umbilical cord may become compressed and the baby may experience a lack of oxygen.

Our team also handles cases involving preeclampsia, sepsis, blood clots, and amniotic fluid embolism. Even in very rare obstetrical emergencies, we know what errors may have been made and how to look for signs of substandard care.

To learn more, call our team at (502) 234-7451.

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