Serious nuchal cord injury may occur when the umbilical cord wraps around the baby's neck, reducing oxygen delivery and blood flow to the infant's brain, heart and other organs. Umbilical cord entrapment may occur in any birth, but it is more common in breech births, in which the baby's legs are delivered before the head.
Because umbilical cord entrapment and related conditions such as prolapsed umbilical cords result in oxygen deprivation, it is an emergency situation that calls for prompt medical attention. If doctors and nurses fail to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment, the baby may suffer brain damage or other harm.
At the Houston law firm of Hampton & King, our lawyers represent individuals whose infants have been harmed by medical negligence, including the failure to observe or respond to umbilical cord entrapment. Hartley Hampton is board certified in personal injury litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Why Resources Matter In Birth Injury Cases
Birth injury cases can cost a law firm $100,000 or more to fully develop. They also require the testimony of medical experts. Sometimes, multiple experts in various medical specialties are needed. If a law firm does not have the resources, financial and otherwise, to build a strong case, the victim may not get adequate compensation.
At Hampton & King, we have the necessary financial resources and personnel resources to effectively develop your case. You can count on us to pursue maximum compensation for you and your family.
For a free initial consultation about your potential birth injury case, call the Houston attorneys of Hampton & King at 713-574-8660 or send us an email.