Experienced Hypoxia Attorneys in Chicago
Has Your Child Suffered Brain Damage Due to Low Oxygen Levels?
Giving birth to a child is supposed to be one of life’s greatest moments. Most mothers remain healthy, going to the required doctor’s appointment and following the general guidelines to ensure a smooth labor. All a mother hopes for is a safe delivery and healthy baby. However, complications can arise. It is the responsibility of the doctors and hospital staff to be preemptive and act quickly if a problem does occur during delivery. Failure to do so can cause lasting injuries and potentially death.
One of the greatest dangers a fetus faces during childbirth is hypoxia. This describes the event in which oxygen levels are low and cannot reach the brain and tissues like it is supposed to. If an adult lacks oxygen, it can be damaging. However, for babies just being born, it can be more than debilitating. Hypoxia can cause brain and tissue damage in a baby that can be permanent if not treated quickly. It is the duty of a doctor to monitor the baby during labor and make sure that it gets enough oxygen. Failure to do so can lead to irreversible harm.
If your baby endured brain or tissue damage because of untreated hypoxia, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Call our Chicago birth injury attorneys today at (312) 313-0202.
Causes of Hypoxia
When it comes to hypoxia and an infant, time is important. A baby can suffer from lack of oxygen before, during, or after birth, at any times. That is why it is imperative that doctors track and treat it quickly.
Common causes of hypoxia include:
- Umbilical cord wraps around baby
- Placental insufficiency
- Umbilical cord prolapse
- Shoulder Dystocia
If left untreated, hypoxia can cause damage that cannot be repaired. Some complications that might emerge are cerebral palsy, cognitive disabilities, and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). You should not have to suffer because your physicians or doctors did not follow procedures and uphold their responsibility. If your baby has sustained injuries due to hypoxia, our experienced attorneys can help.
The Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. Experience
At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we fight to win. Our clients are our first priority and we will not rest until they receive the settlement or verdict they deserve. If your child has suffered injuries because of undiagnosed or untreated hypoxia, we can help. Our Chicago birth injury attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in the field. We have handled high-value cases and have a track record of success. We believe that you should not have to suffer in vain. We work hard to get you the compensation and justice you are owed.
Call us today for a free case review and take the first steps for restitution.