Cerebral Palsy Caused By Medical Negligence

Before, during and after childbirth, a baby is in a particularly vulnerable state. In order to keep everyone safe during these procedures, the hospital staff and physicians need to undertake the necessary safety processes.

At Steve German, A Law Firm, in Scottsdale, we help injured people hold medical providers accountable for unsafe and negligent conduct. Give us a call today at 480-607-9166 to set up a free consultation about your specific situation. We serve clients throughout the Phoenix area and across Arizona.

The Importance Of Oxygen Intake

One of the most important procedures is accurately measuring oxygen intake. Lack of oxygen to the mother or baby can result in catastrophic injuries, including cerebral hypoxia or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Cerebral palsy, too, can result from insufficient oxygen reaching the fetus when the placenta is not properly functioning or tears away from the uterus wall before delivery.

Many times parents will not be told that a child sustained an injury during birth and they'll find out weeks, months or years later.

When parents find out that their child has significant developmental delays, they may remember that there was something unusual that happened in the birthing process. If seizures are apparent in the first 24 to 48 hours of life, that can be a sign that there was a birth injury. Sometimes it will be years before they ask the needed questions. When they do, they need the help of people who can look back and investigate whether their child's cerebral palsy or HIE was caused by a birth injury. When these injuries occur, parents are left caring for a badly injured baby and dealing with the associated medical costs.

Lawyers Handling Cerebral Hypoxia And Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Cases

If you believe that your child was injured in the birthing process due to OB-GYN negligence or other medical misconduct, we encourage you to reach out. Our lawyers have successfully handled numerous birth injury cases and are prepared to work toward compensation for the hardships our clients are facing.

Many times these injuries are not caused by negligence, and it's important to investigate that. If, however, your child has been injured due to negligence, it's important that accountability is bolstered and you can take care of your child financially.

To discuss any birth injury with one of our Scottsdale infant cerebral palsy attorneys in a free initial consultation, call 480-607-9166 or contact us online.