Birth Injuries: Deprived Of Oxygen At Birth

When a baby is deprived of oxygen at birth, serious physical and developmental disabilities can occur, requiring a lifetime of expensive, specialized care. If your child suffered harm during the birthing process, it is important to seek advice from experienced legal counsel.

At the Detroit-area offices of Morgan & Meyers PLC, our attorneys are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for malpractice. We will work hard to help you recover compensation for current and future medical expenses, and other damages. To schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyers, call 866-428-2047.

Birth Complications And Oxygen Deprivation

If an infant is only partially deprived of oxygen during labor and delivery, serious harm can still result. Some situations that may cause oxygen deprivation include:

  • Umbilical cord twisting or compression
  • Rupture of the placenta
  • Failure to perform a timely C-section
  • Prolonged labor
  • High or low blood pressure of the mother

When blood flow from the mother to the child is restricted, the infant may suffer from asphyxia. Proper monitoring of the mother and child's vital signs should alert medical personnel to serious problems, and steps should be taken to mitigate the potential harm. When medical professionals fail to properly monitor the condition of the mother and fetus, or fail to take steps to address signs of oxygen deprivation, they may be liable for medical malpractice.

Contact Us If Your Child Experienced Oxygen Deprivation At Birth

When an infant is deprived of oxygen at birth, he or she may develop cerebral palsy or other serious medical conditions, including seizures, epilepsy, and liver and kidney failure. If you believe that medical negligence is responsible for your child's condition, speak with us. Call 866-428-2047 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We provide representation to people throughout Michigan.