Helping Oklahoma Families Whose Children Were Injured by an Oxygen Deficiency during Birth
Our birth injury lawyers have the experience needed to protect your family
If your child is born with an oxygen deficiency, he or she will often require medical care for the rest of his or her life. If the oxygen loss is severe, the child’s life with likely be substantially altered. For both the parents and child, this is a crushing development. Worse, the oxygen deficiency often could have been prevented with proper monitoring and timely attention to detail by the hospital and medical staff.
The Oklahoma birth injury lawyers at Stipe Law Firm understand your anger and fears. We can guide you through this difficult time because we have successfully helped numerous clients get settlements and verdicts that match the harm to their newborn. Our lawyers have the experience to determine what happened in the delivery room and what could have been done to protect your child. We work tirelessly to get your child the compensation he or she deserves.
The dangers of oxygen deficiency
Oxygen deficiency during childbirth can cause severe brain damage. If the deficiency lasts too long, the newborn may suffer cerebral palsy, epilepsy, loss of mental function, and other lifetime damages. Prolonged oxygen deficiency may cause the infant to die during delivery or shortly thereafter. Additional dangers include developmental delays and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
Children with any one of these disabilities or injuries can die or require a lifetime of medical care. They will suffer pain to cope with their condition and emotional harm due to their compromised ability to enjoy a productive and healthy life. Our Oklahoma HIE lawyers work to make sure the child’s medical needs for life are compensated and that the healthcare providers also pay for the child’s pain and suffering.
Oxygen deficiency and medical malpractice
Making sure the child has the proper amount of oxygen is a must in any delivery. Doctors should be trained to anticipate warning signs to treat all emergency conditions.
Some of the conditions and red flags doctors should be on the lookout for include:
- A delayed cesarean section
- Placental abruption
- A uterine rupture
- Low amniotic fluid
In most cases, proper monitoring of the oxygen level and risk factors can prevent any injuries from oxygen deprivation.
Stipe Law Firm fights for justice for Oklahoma families
Our Oklahoma birth injury lawyers have been helping Oklahoma families for over a combined sixty years. Our legal team understands that settlements and verdicts must last a lifetime, not just months or years. We can help you win your battles in court.. Call today for a free appointment at 918-558-2255 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We’re here to fight for you. We help clients in Southeast Oklahoma and beyond.