Clamping the umbilical cord of a newborn too early after birth can lead to some life threatening results. It can deprive the newborn of oxygen supply and lead to brain damage and other permanent conditions.

Research has suggested that cutting the cord very quickly upon delivery can reduce the baby’s oxygen supply which can cause damage to the brain. It can also deprive the newborn of nutrient rich blood in the minutes before they start the breathing function.  It is also believed that this can lead to brain hemorrhaging, mental impairment including autism and iron deficiencies in the newborn.

In many healthcare facilities, umbilical cords are clamped instantly after birth because medical science has believed for the last 20 years that this reduces the risk of mother’s bleeding to death.

However, many health experts now believe that the risk posed to the baby by doing this practice outweighs the harm to the mother. They believe at least 3 minutes or more should elapse before the umbilical cord is cut.

Contact a Michigan Umbilical Cord Clamping Malpractice Lawyer

If a doctor or other medical caregiver was negligent in cutting the umbilical cord too early or failing to notice the signs of distress, you could make a claim for compensation with a Michigan umbilical cord clamping lawyer. Call Buckfire Law now to learn how our birth injury attorneys can assist you.

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