Brain Damage Caused By Lack Of Oxygen? We Can Help Pursue Accountability.
The brain requires oxygen to operate properly and maintain balance and health. When the brain is denied adequate oxygen, its cells deteriorate and die, resulting in catastrophic brain damage, paralysis or, in the most severe cases, wrongful death. If your child has suffered from hypoxia — lack of blood flow to the brain — during childbirth, it might be the result of medical malpractice or negligence on the part of your doctor.
We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for this tragic error. At McKeen & Associates, P.C., we have been standing by Michigan’s birth injury victims and their families for more than 30 years. In that time, our Detroit hypoxia attorneys have learned how to handle this type of tragic case with compassion. You, the client, are the centerpiece of everything we do. We also represent clients in Illinois and across the country.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
There is a steep learning curve with birth injury cases, especially cases involving complex injuries like hypoxia and anoxia. You should not have to be represented by a legal team that is still on the up slope of that curve. We offer our clients the benefit of working with experienced attorneys and a track record of successful verdicts and settlements. The Detroit News called our lead attorney, Brian McKeen, “Michigan’s most winning medical malpractice lawyer.”
Injuries Caused By Hypoxia
Hypoxia, a lack of oxygen to the brain or other part of the body, is closely linked to ischemia, reduced blood flow to the brain. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is the general category for brain injuries caused by a lack of blood flow or oxygen to a child’s brain during labor and delivery. If the umbilical cord is compressed for too long during contractions, for example, the child will not get the necessary blood or oxygen to the brain, resulting in serious injuries:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Wrongful death
In most cases, these injuries are completely avoidable. Improper fetal monitoring is one of the most common causes of hypoxic injuries. Every competent doctor should know how to watch the fetal monitoring strip, which provides the first warning signs that the child is not getting adequate blood or oxygen during labor and delivery. A doctor must be prepared to perform a cesarean delivery or other emergency procedure when these warning signs appear. Failure to do so is negligence, and you deserve to be compensated for this tragedy.
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