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Oxygen Deprivation And Birth Injuries

Most parents’ only wish when they are going to have a child is that the baby be healthy. When a birth injury occurs as a result of oxygen deprivation, it can be devastating to not only the child, but for the rest of the family as well. It is critical that if this has happened to your child, you contact a skilled attorney who can help you pursue a claim.

At Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, our goal is to focus on the legal aspects of your birth injury case so that you can focus on your child and their medical care. The attorneys in our firm have enough children to field at least a couple of softball teams, and we know that there is nothing worse that can happen to a parent than to lose a child or to see them suffer from someone’s else’s negligence.

Effects Of Oxygen Deprivation

Oxygen deprivation occurs when there is no blood flow, or reduced blood flow to the child. The effects of oxygen deprivation can be mild or severe; it depends on the length of time the child was unable to breathe. Injuries resulting from oxygen deprivation can vary greatly from cognitive disabilities to difficulties with motor skills.

We handle cases involving oxygen deprivation, including:

  • Labor and delivery: Serious brain injuries can result from lack of oxygen for even a few minutes.
  • Umbilical cord issues: At times, the umbilical cord may be constricted so that the air flow cannot reach the child or the umbilical cord may become wrapped around the child’s neck. A doctor should be able to identify these problems and address them before they become problematic for your child.
  • Uterine problems: A ruptured uterus can also cause oxygen problems for a baby.

Contact Our Attorneys Today

If your child suffered from oxygen deprivation because of the actions or inaction of a doctor, you need to speak with an attorney. You child may need a great deal of medical help through life because of his or her birth injury. Contact our lawyers online or by calling us at 203-896-4631.

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