During childbirth, the umbilical cord and placenta are critical in supplying the baby with oxygen. When the supply of oxygen is cut off, that interruption in supply can seriously affect the child for his or her lifetime. In some cases, the baby may develop cerebral palsy or other complications, which will require a great deal of medical care over the baby’s lifetime.
There are a number of potential causes of oxygen deprivation during delivery. The umbilical cord may be obstructed or twisted. The uterus may have ruptured. The placenta may have separated or been harmed in some way. Typically, a fetal monitor can detect any such problems. Once that situation has been identified, the medical staff must take immediate action.
If your child has been harmed by a preventable medical error that occurred during delivery, it is important to pursue compensation on behalf of your child and your family. A huge financial burden typically accompanies caring for a child that has been permanently harmed during delivery.Call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 to talk with an attorney if your child has been harmed by a lack of oxygen during delivery. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation, or visit us on YouTube.