Hypoxic or Anoxic Oxygen Deprivation and Birth Injury Could be Fatal to Infants

Did you know that negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals could actually be fatal to your unborn child? When tragic cases of medical malpractice and birth injuries occur, it is important that parents contact a Pearce Law Firm lawyer and ensure that negligent medical professionals are held accountable for their actions. Some of the following actions have been found to be the cause of infant brain injury:

Some Causes of Infant Brain Injury

  • Delayed delivery resulting in hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain)
  • Failure to perform a timely Caesarian section
  • Complications of vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)
  • Drug interactions, overdose or administration of contraindicated drugs
  • Traumatic injury due to improper delivery methods or failure to respond appropriately when a fetus is caught in the birth canal
  • Failure to monitor the baby’s heart rate for signs of hypoxia or distress
  • Failure to diagnose or promptly treat conditions like hydrocephaly or certain infections
  • Trauma during delivery

Infant brain injuries during delivery could cause lifelong disability, mental retardation, cerebral palsy or even immediate or eventual death. When infants become impaired for life, a family could be forced to face a lifetime of expensive for their child’s specialized medical care. This may include, but is not limited to future care, lifelong attendant care, and home modifications to provide ease of access for a child with disabilities. Your child may even be owed compensation for the lost opportunity to earn a suitable living. Filing a lawsuit in a timely manner with The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. can help secure a settlement that ensures your child will be cared for throughout his or her life.