Deprivation of Oxygen

Cerebral Hypoxia or Oxygen Deprivation

Cerebral Hypoxia Lawyer

Many of our clients are people whose children have experienced oxygen deprivation (called cerebral hypoxia). Oxygen deprivation to a fetus can occur at any time during the pregnancy, but it most often occurs during labor and delivery. It is often preventable. Sadly, due to medical negligence, many health care providers fail to take the appropriate actions to prevent it or to minimize the severity of the injury.

Oxygen Deficiency and Medical Negligence

It is the responsibility of medical professionals to properly monitor the fetus. If distress is detected, these medical providers have the responsibility to act quickly before oxygen deprivation occurs.

There are many reasons oxygen deficiency can occur during pregnancy, labor or delivery:

  • The umbilical cord can be twisted, knotted, or narrowed.
  • Impaired blood flow through placenta
    • Placental abnormality from high blood pressure (eclampsia).
    • Placental infection
    • Loss of placental connection to uterine wall (placental abruption) or uterine rupture.

As experienced medical malpractice attorneys, we know that most oxygen deprivation injuries happen when proper monitoring is not done. They happen when the doctor is not immediately told of fetal distress or when an emergency cesarean section is not performed.

The long-term effects of oxygen deprivation can include problems with speech or movement. Children often have trouble walking or controlling their balance. They may face learning difficulties and exhibit behavior problems. Some children suffer from epilepsy, which has been associated with oxygen deficiency at birth.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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