Breech Birth Complications

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Based on Birth Injury Due to Breech Birth Complications

A breech birth happens when a child enters the birth canal feet first instead of the normal head first. When a child presents with breech birth, there is an increased risk of injury to the child or even death. A breech birth occurs in about 3-4 percent of natural births. Since an unborn child usually turns in the womb from feet down to head down toward the end of the third trimester, the risk for a breech presentation is significantly higher in premature births.

The doctor must determine if an infant is presenting in a breech position before childbirth. This is usually done by the use of an ultrasound and other tests. When discovered early enough, doctors can perform procedures to reposition the child for proper vaginal delivery, or a c-section may be performed.

A breech birth can result in a wide variety of birth complications and injuries. An umbilical cord prolapse can occur when the umbilical cord becomes compressed by the child’s body as it moves through the birth canal. This can result in a deprivation of oxygen to the infant. If not diagnosed in time, the child may suffer brain damage or even death. When an infant is delivered in breech, the infant’s head can get caught inside the mother. This can result in spinal cord injuries. Due to the limited time that a doctor has to deliver an infant in a breech position, there is a much higher risk of other traumatic birth injuries.

Our Lake County, Illinois birth injury law firm has successfully represented the rights of injured infants. With over 20 years of experience in the field, we understand the risk factors associated with a breeched birth and can quickly consult with you and your loved ones. During your initial consultation, Bob will answer all your questions and inform you of all your options. Bob and his staff of litigators have obtained MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for their clients. A quick look at the CASE RESULTS blog will show you the successful cases Bob and his staff have obtained for clients over the years. A look at the client testimonials videos will show you that our law firm provides its clients with superior personalized legal services above and beyond the rest.


If you believe that your child suffered injury or death as a result of a complications in a breech birth, our law firm may be able to get you the compensation that your child deserves. Please call and speak to Bob personally today. You can contact him by calling toll-free at 855-760-6746 or 847-395-2200. You may also contact Bob through our online form, or, if you would like, connect live with our live chat operators 24/7 and Bob will call you back right away.

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