Hypoxia is a birth injury that occurs when a baby does not receive adequate oxygen to the brain while in utero or during the birth process. The result is often damage to the brain symptomized by mental and physical challenges. While there are many ways in which a child may suffer hypoxia, this condition is often the result of a medical mistake. At the San Jose birth injury law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we are experienced in dealing with birth injury lawsuits featuring hypoxia. We understand how personally and financially impactful this type of injury can be for a family, and we strive to alleviate the financial burden for our clients.Hypoxia Birth Injuries in San Jose, California
When hypoxia occurs before, during or after birth, it is an obstetric emergency. If left untreated for a significant amount of time it can result in severe disabilities or death. Modern medical equipment and practices have made monitoring fetal vital signs and identifying possible hypoxia much easer. Given these advancements, most cases of hypoxia can be prevented. If they are not prevented, it is often because of medical malpractice.Compensation for a Hypoxia Birth Injury
Depending on how long the baby’s oxygen supply was compromised, symptoms of hypoxia can vary widely. Severe hypoxia can result in cerebral palsy, a condition that affects movement and muscle control. In many cases, a Caesarean section performed at the appropriate time could have prevented the infant from being injured. Prolonged hypoxia can have devastating results including permanent brain damage. Individuals who have sustained permanent brain damage will need a lifetime of medical care and assistance.
Medical professionals have a duty to follow established medical protocols when dealing with patients. When they fail to do so and a child is injured, they can and should be held accountable. Our attorneys are skilled in handling cases involving birth injuries like hypoxia. We carefully evaluate all of the associated costs of having a child with a brain injury, and we fight for the child’s right to a lifetime of care as needed.
If your child has suffered from hypoxia and you believe medical malpractice is to blame, contact us at (408) 289-1417 to schedule a free consultation. We will explain your legal options based on the specific circumstances of your pregnancy and your child’s birth. Our office is located in San Jose, but we work with clients throughout the Northern California area including Santa Clara County and Monterey County.