A decrease in oxygen to an infant during labor and delivery can lead to catastrophic as well as fatal results. Oxygen deprivation (often described by the medical terms “anoxia” and “hypoxia”) is caused when the supply of oxygen to an infant’s brain is reduced. It can happen in all stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The affects of oxygen deprivation are severe, most prominently causing brain damage, Cerebral Palsy and death. At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we have helped many families deal with this type of injury.
While natural circumstances, like the umbilical cord becoming compressed or twisted, can cause oxygen deprivation, medical malpractice, or negligence may also be the cause. There are many ways that medical negligence can cause oxygen deprivation:
- Failure to use proper monitoring equipment
- Failure to consistently monitor the fetus and infant
- Failure to seek the help of a specialist when needed
- Failure to do a cesarean section (C-section) when needed
If you believe that you may be the victim of negligence by a nurse or obstetrician leading to your child’s birth injury, call or email our team to learn about your options.
The legal team at Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. will get your questions answered. We have decades of experience and resources to help protect your interests. Birth trauma or birth asphyxia can lead to a lifetime of disability. If you believe that your infant may have been the victim of medical negligence, don’t delay. A serious life changing injury requires the advice of skilled patient safety advocates. Call us or complete our online contact form. We are here to help you. There is no charge for our time unless we recover money damages for you and all discussions concerning your baby are confidential.