Birth Asphyxia

Louisville Birth Asphyxia Attorneys

Infants who sustained birth asphyxia during the birthing process often develop brain damage such as cerebral palsy, seizures, and impaired neurological function. Birth asphyxia can be prevented by careful fetal monitoring and responding to distress in the mother and baby, including turning the mother to another side, giving the mother oxygen, or performing an emergency C-section. If your baby suffered oxygen deprivation during birth, our team of specialized Louisville birth asphyxia lawyers can help.

At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, our Louisville birth asphyxia attorneys have extensive resources and access to medical professionals. We use these resources and skills to advance your case and obtain fair compensation for your child’s injuries.

If your baby was seriously injured during the birthing process by lack of oxygen and you would like to speak with an birth injury attorney in Louisville, contact Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC at (502) 244-7772 .

What Causes Birth Asphyxia?

There are a number of conditions or mistakes that can lead to oxygen deprivation during labor or delivery, including:

  • Respiratory issues in the mother or improperly administered anesthesia
  • Low blood pressure in the mother
  • Contractions of the uterus that are too strong, preventing circulation of the baby’s blood
  • Placental abruption, where the placenta detaches before the baby has been delivered
  • Compression or pinching of the umbilical cord that prevents blood from getting to the infant
  • High-blood pressure of the mother, especially in post-term pregnancies

Appropriate prenatal care and treatment of these conditions can prevent long-term complications from birth asphyxia, however, if a doctor or nurse does not properly respond to these situations, an infant may be left with permanent physical and mental disability. The dedicated team at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway can thoroughly investigate your claim to determine if negligence occurred and who is responsible.

Health Conditions Resulting From Birth Asphyxia

Infants can die from oxygen deprivation during birth and the majority of others will be affected by mental retardation, epilepsy, learning disabilities, and cerebral palsy. Infants who were deprived of oxygen at birth are also at an increased risk for developing seizures.

Birth asphyxia can have lasting consequences on a newborn requiring emergency medical treatment, years of therapy, and even special education, all of which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over their lifetime. By filing a birth injury claim against the doctor or hospital who is responsible for your child’s condition, you can ensure they receive the top-quality medical care they need to live a full life.

Contact an Experienced Birth Injury Lawyer in Louisville Today

Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway works with experts in medicine to analyze tests such as MRI’s and CT scans to determine the links between fetal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Our Louisville birth asphyxia lawyers have obtained many successful judgments and settlements for injured children. We handle only a small number of cases at any given time to ensure that our clients receive personalized attention. Reach out to our specialized team of Louisville birth injury lawyers for exceptional legal assistance with your case.

If you have any questions about your birth injury case, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Call (502) 244-7772 today to find our how our Louisville birth asphyxia attorneys can help you seek compensation. 

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