Hypoxic Brain Injury
My baby suffered a hypoxic brain injury, do I have a case?
Hypoxic brain injury, also called cerebral hypoxia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, neonatal asphyxia, birth asphyxia, intrauterine hypoxia, or perinatal asphyxia, is caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Brain cells are very sensitive to oxygen deprivation. Brain cells can start dying less than 5 minutes after their oxygen supply disappears. As a result, a hypoxic brain injury can result in coma, seizures, severe brain damage or death. The extent of the injury depends on the extent of the oxygen deprivation to the brain. Some children recover without issue, while some are born with cerebral palsy, develop epilepsy as adults or are later diagnosed with learning disorders, developmental delays or attention deficit disorder (ADD).
Factors that can contribute to a hypoxic brain injury are:
- Lack of oxygen during your labor
- Mismanaged delivery
- Mismanaged anesthesia
- C-section that was not performed in a timely manner
- Cord compression
- Fetal distress that was ignored
If you believe that someone else’s negligence caused your baby to suffer a hypoxic brain injury, call our birth injury lawyers today. We can help. We have a team of experienced and dedicated injury lawyers ready to fight for you and your baby. Often times, our birth injury clients have increasing medical bills, and are suffering from emotional distress and even job loss as a result of their child’s injury. Not only is your baby suffering, but you may be, too. Let us help you and your family. Our aggressive and experienced birth injury attorneys will seek to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. We never take a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call the Philly Legal Eagles at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane for a free consultation. You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
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