Injuries Caused By Oxygen Deprivation at Child Birth
During childbirth, the smallest medical mistake can lead to oxygen deprivation in an infant and ultimately a brain injury. Even short-term oxygen deprivation at birth can result in serious injuries to the child. In the first few days, it can be difficult to know the true cause of the brain injury. But if negligence by an obstetrician, doctor or nurse is suspected, it is important to discuss the injury with a medical malpractice attorney.
If your child has suffered injuries due to oxygen deprivation at birth, the law firm of Knapp & Roberts can help. We will work to determine if medical negligence caused or contributed to your infant's injury. If so, we will help you pursue compensation for current and long-term damages associated with your child's injuries.
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Causes of Oxygen Deprivation at Birth
A number of medical mistakes can cause oxygen deprivation at birth:
- Failure to perform a timely C-section Link to Failure to do C-section
- Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
- Decreased blood flow through the umbilical cord
- Abruptio placentae (fetal separation from the placenta)
- Head trauma from forceps injuries or vacuum extractor injuries
Oxygen deprivation can lead to brain injury, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, problems with speech or movement and other conditions. If your child's injury was caused by medical negligence, our firm can help you seek compensation to cover the short- and long-term costs associated with the injury. We have the resources and experience to fully investigate your child's injury.
Infant Brain Damage: Phoenix Birth Injury Law Firm
Free initial consultation. If your baby was injured due to oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery, contact our Arizona law firm to speak to an attorney.