Without being in the delivery room, it is difficult to know whether any of the umbilical cord treatment options could have saved your child. However, our Kentucky birth injury lawyers can tell you two things with confidence.
First, there are some treatment options that could potentially save a baby from death from an umbilical cord prolapse. Generally, there are three possible treatments that could prevent a tragic death from an umbilical cord prolapse. Those treatment options include:
- Delivery by C-Section.
- Moving the baby or changing the position of the mother so that the baby does not put weight on the umbilical cord and cut off his or her oxygen supply.
- Delivering the baby very quickly, often with the assistance of forceps or a vacuum extractor so that the baby can take in oxygen without the use of the umbilical cord.
Whether any of these treatments would’ve been appropriate for you and your baby depends on what a reasonable doctor would’ve done in similar circumstance.
Second, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages if your baby died because of someone else’s negligence. Damages may include compensation for your child’s medical needs prior to death, funeral expenses, pain, suffering and other damages. Please contact an experienced Kentucky wrongful death lawyer today at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 to schedule an initial consultation and to learn more about your legal rights and possible recovery.