What Is Birth Asphyxia?

When a baby doesn't get enough oxygen during the birth process, this is called asphyxia.

What Causes Asphyxia?

There can be many reasons that asphyxia happens, including:

  • Long, difficult labor
  • Premature placental separation
  • Umbilical cord wrapped around the baby's neck
  • Infection in the mother or baby
  • High or low maternal blood pressure

Results Of Asphyxia

Severe birth asphyxia can lead to brain damage, causing disorders, such as cerebral palsy or developmental disorders, that could require costly and lifelong medical intervention. While a medical professional may not be able to prevent asphyxia, a failure to notice, monitor or treat asphyxia promptly can be considered medical negligence.

Parents then have the option to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical and other related costs.

Let Us Help You See Your Way Forward

At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, our experienced lawyers in Columbus can help you see your way forward.

Attorney Tim Van Eman has over 30 years of experience assisting families with birth injuries and other medical malpractice claims. Attorney Kathy A. Dougherty has 25 years of med mal experience, in addition to a background working in various roles in hospitals and clinics.

You entered the hospital ready to give birth to a healthy baby. Now you face an uncertain future, not to mention towering ongoing medical bills.

If you suspect that medical negligence in Ohio may have harmed your baby, contact our team today to discuss your case.

Call 614-360-2706. Get the information you need to make the best decisions moving forward. Free consultations. Contingency fee arrangements.