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Hypoxic/Anoxic Injuries

Strong Representation For Infants Who Have Suffered Brain Damage Due To Low Oxygen During Delivery

Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries can cause severe developmental disabilities and disorders. Children with these types of disorders will need specialized medical care, daily care and educational services during their lives. Their families will need considerable compensation to cover these costs, which can easily exceed $1 million.

If your child suffered a birth injury during labor and delivery, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The St. Louis attorneys at Hullverson Law Firm work to hold negligent health care providers liable for their actions. We will treat your family with respect and compassion as we fight for damages for your past and future medical expenses and lost wages.

For a free consultation with a skilled and dedicated attorney, contact Hullverson Law Firm today. We can help.

Helping Families In Missouri And Illinois

A hypoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is partially deprived of oxygen; anoxic brain injuries are caused by a complete lack of oxygen. Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries in newborns can be caused by medical malpractice during the birth process.

Lack of oxygen to a fetus may be the result of:

  • Prolonged labor
  • Failure to perform a C-section
  • Placenta rupture
  • Overuse of Pitocin
  • Umbilical cord compression or twisting
  • High or low blood pressure of the mother
  • Preeclampsia or eclampsia

Restricted blood flow from the mother to the fetus can result in fetal hypoxia or perinatal asphyxia due to oxygen deprivation. When medical personnel fail to monitor the condition of the fetus or to address oxygen deficiency in a timely manner, the baby may suffer permanent brain damage.

Brain damage to an infant can cause developmental disability disorders such as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy can cause impaired motor skills, learning disability, cognitive disability and emotional difficulties. Additional serious medical conditions, including seizures, epilepsy, autism, liver and kidney failure and spinal cord disorders have also been associated with this type of brain damage.

Contact Us To Discuss Brain Damage And Cerebral Palsy Claims

To schedule a free consultation, please call our St. Louis office at 314-802-4928 or toll free at 866-217-4974, or contact us online. Our attorneys can answer your questions, explain your options and help you seek the compensation you need and deserve.