Making sure babies are receiving enough oxygen is one of the most important tasks that doctors and nurses perform during the delivery process. When they fail to follow professional standards, children can end up suffering brain damage, which can carry serious long-term consequences.
At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, our birth injury attorney can help parents pursue fair compensation for children who have suffered birth injuries due to malpractice. To schedule a free consultation with experienced brain injury at birth lawyer Charles Rock, contact our Kingston law office today. You will not pay us any fees unless we help you recover restitution for your child.
Seeking Compensation for Oxygen Deprivation
The most common cause of childbirth oxygen deprivation (also known as anoxia) is delayed delivery. Once a baby’s heart rate drops to dangerous levels, the attending physician may need to quickly convert the delivery to a cesarean section, and a failure to do so may be considered medical malpractice.
Restriction of the umbilical cord is another complication that can cause an insufficient flow of oxygen from the mother to the baby. The following are some of the major birth injuries that can occur when the child is deprived of oxygen:
- Cerebral palsy: One of the most serious consequences of oxygen deprivation during childbirth is cerebral palsy, a major impairment of the motor functions.
- Muscle atrophy: A cutoff of oxygen during delivery can also lead to muscle atrophy that does not rise to the level of cerebral palsy but is still serious.
- Developmental disabilities: In some cases, brain damage caused by loss of oxygen during childbirth can cause long-term intellectual disabilities.
If your child has suffered a brain injury because your obstetrician did not perform a C-section on time or committed another medical error, brain injury attorney Charles Rock may be able to help you obtain fair restitution.
Parents in New York have a limited amount of time to bring birth injury claims on behalf of their children, so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options with an experienced birth injury attorney. Serving clients in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and throughout New York.