Hypoxia And When A Malpractice Lawsuit Makes Sense
There are several conditions that can cause a lack of oxygen flow to a baby’s brain, either during, before or after childbirth. This interrupted oxygen flow, also known as hypoxia, can cause serious damage if it’s not identified and treated promptly. The longer the oxygen supply is compromised, the greater the potential damage to the baby. Some cases of hypoxia happen because of a physical condition in the mother or the baby that is technically nobody’s fault. But it’s the job of medical professionals to notice and treat hypoxia when it occurs. When they fail in this duty out of negligence, devastating injury can occur that could be permanent. If you suspect that a medical professional’s negligence led to a hypoxic injury in your baby, call the law office of Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, at 937-557-0128 or 513-445-5017, or use our email form to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable birth injury lawyer.
Costly Long-Term Care
If your baby experienced a lack of oxygen to the brain for a short period, prompt treatment may prevent permanent damage. But if the hypoxic condition persisted for a longer period, injuries could be severe and permanent, including:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
These injuries can require lifelong intensive medical care and can affect multiple organ systems. The costs for such care can quickly become unmanageable. While few relish the thought of suing a medical professional, a lawsuit may be the only way to recover the compensation needed to pay for ongoing care made necessary by another’s negligence.
Don’t Foot The Bill For Another’s Negligence
A hypoxic birth injury can be potentially devastating, and the long-term costs required for care and treatment can be overwhelming. To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Springboro, Ohio, call 937-557-0128 or 513-445-5017, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.