Can You Sue for Meconium? Yes, and We Can Help!

The birth of a child is seen as a joyous event because it marks the beginning and welcoming of a new life to the family. A child means the continuation of a lineage, support and love, and so much more. However, births don’t always go as planned, and complications occur. That said, trained and responsible doctors know that complications may feature in some births, and to this end, do everything in their power to prevent or mitigate said complications. If your child was the victim of a birth injury event, don’t accept simple apologies from the physician or the hospital: take your child’s future into account and file a birth injury lawsuit so they are taken care of medically and in other numerous ways post-injury.

Are you looking for a birth injury attorney? The birth injury lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of legal experience, and it would be our absolute honor to put this experience to work so you can recover compensation and find some closure for you and your loved ones. Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We work on contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge you anything until we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf.  It is costly taking care of a child with birth injuries, and you’ll need all the resources you can get. To speak with an experienced birth injury attorney, please call (773) 825-3547 NOW. The call is 100% FREE, and there’s no legal obligation. Serving loved ones of birth injury countrywide.

What is Meconium?

Meconium is a mucus-like black substance that is contained in the stomach of the unborn child, and is slated to be released once they are birthed. Put simply, meconium is a form of immature excretory matter that cannot be released when the baby is in the womb as it contains bacteria that can be lethal to both the baby and the mother.

How Serious is Meconium Aspiration?

Meconium aspiration syndrome refers to a condition which causes the baby to release this excretory matter due to fetal distress during labor on account of its intestines contracting and anal sphincter relaxing.

Here are the risk factors that may lead to meconium aspiration syndrome:

  • A baby that is too big for its gestational age on account of the mother’s diabetes
  • Prolonged or difficult labor
  • Low levels of amniotic fluid
  • Preeclampsia
  • The mother having hypertension
  • Hypoxia or low oxygen levels during delivery
  • Asphyxia or the interruption of oxygen supply to the baby

Here are some of the symptoms that may point to meconium aspiration syndrome:

  1. The baby having a bluish tint when delivered may signal hypoxia due to stool
  2. Fast breathing
  3. The baby being born with apnea or failure to breathe
  4. Low blood pressure
  5. Greenish urine
  6. The baby is born with a low apgar score

Lawsuit for Meconium Aspiration Syndrome – Call Us Today!

Meconium aspiration syndrome can be dangerous given its propensity to cut off oxygen supply to the brain. This can cause the death of brain cells, leading to the baby developing cerebral palsy shortly after birth. It’s the doctor’s responsibility to make sure that this doesn’t happen, and should they fail in their duty to you, you have all the right to file a lawsuit to recover money damages.

Want to know how to get started with a birth injury lawsuit for suing for meconium? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you