Birth Asphyxia

Did Your Child Suffer From A Lack Of Oxygen?

Medical care in the United States has advanced to the point where most people see childbirth as a stressful, but for the most part, safe process. While many of the issues and medical conditions that used to make childbirth a potentially dangerous time are easily treated, a negligent nurse, midwife, doctor, or other medical professional’s actions can still cause serious and sometimes permanent damage. Birth asphyxia is among the most dangerous complications that can affect your child during delivery and shortly after, and can lead to serious medical conditions like cerebral palsy. If your doctor’s actions or negligence caused your child to suffer from birth asphyxia, you may be able to take your case to court.

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Birth asphyxia is a serious birth injury that may be the result of negligence. At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we are committed to working with our clients to ensure that they receive the maximum compensation possible. We have recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements since our firm first opened its doors, and our Chicago birth injury lawyers are ready to use the experience and knowledge they’ve gained over the years to help you secure the legal outcome you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Causes Of Birth Asphyxia

This condition can be caused when a newborn infant’s brain doesn’t receive the necessary amount of oxygen during delivery or shortly after birth. Some common causes of this condition include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Improper use of sedatives during the delivery
  • Delayed response to or treatment of complications during the delivery
  • Placental issues
  • Umbilical cord compression
  • Reduction of blood flow between the mother and child
  • Anemia
  • Negligence or improper care on the part of medical professionals

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Seek Legal Representation You Can Rely On

If your child suffered a serious birth injury caused by a medical professional’s negligence, you deserve the opportunity to secure the compensation you need to provide for your child’s injuries. At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., our Chicago birth injury attorneys are committed to providing you with the experienced and knowledgeable representation you need throughout the legal process. Set up a free case evaluation by filling out our online form today, or give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to discuss your situation over the phone.