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Common pregnancy and birth injury complications

Two of the most prevalent pregnancy complications in Maryland include umbilical cord complications and breech pregnancy. These pregnancy complications can happen naturally and they can happen as a result of physician’s errors.

Umbilical cord complications are some of the most common types of problems during a pregnancy. They can result in serious injuries and even death, so physicians and birth technicians need to identify them and take action immediately to prevent the strangulation of a baby.

A breech pregnancy happens if the baby’s head is positioned away from the mother’s birth canal. This can cause the baby to be in distress and prevent a safe delivery. Additional birth injuries and defects commonly occur in breech pregnancies.

It is vital that breech pregnancies and umbilical cord complications are identified as soon as possible by treating physicians. If a birth injury or death results due to a physician’s failure to identify such problems in a timely fashion, affected Pennsylvania families may have strong claims for restitution in court should they wish to pursue a personal injury and/or wrongful death claim regarding the matter.

Parents who want to evaluate the merits of their potential birth injury suit can contact a qualified personal injury attorney to evaluate their cases. Such an attorney will likely work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that the attorney will not take any up-front fees for his or her services, and the plaintiffs will only be responsible for attorneys fees in the event that a favorable monetary settlement or recovery is made on their behalf.