Umbilical cord entrapment

Medical Information Provided By: Dr. Krista Kurtyan, M.D.
Legal Information Provided By: Hartley Hampton, J.D. and Christopher King, J.D.

Did Your Baby Suffer an Injury Caused By Umbilical Cord Entrapment?

Serious nuchal cord injury may occur when an umbilical cord wraps around the baby’s neck during the delivery process. This issue can reduce oxygen delivery and blood flow to the infant’s brain, heart, and other organs, causing significant damage. 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 serious brain damage or other harm. At the Houston law firm of Hampton & King, our Texas birth injury 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. He knows how to handle complex and challenging birth injury cases.

Why Resources Matter in Houston 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 firm does not have the financial and medical resources to build a strong case, the victim may not get the adequate compensation they deserve. At Hampton & King, we have the necessary financial resources and personnel resources to effectively develop your case. In fact, we have a reputation for over-preparing our cases! 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 us today at (713) 489-0993! Our Houston law firm has over 60 years of experience and can work with you fight for a maximum recovery.

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