Upstate New York Birth Injury Attorneys
The fetus receives oxygen through the umbilical cord and placenta. It is vital that the fetus receives proper amounts of oxygen at all times in the labor and delivery process. When the baby is deprived of oxygen for a sustained period of time, he or she can suffer from hypoxia. Hypoxia can have any number of causes. For example, if the umbilical cord is prolapsed or tangled, or if the placenta becomes separated from the fetus, the fetus may suffer from oxygen deficiency. Hypoxia can lead to death or profound disabilities, including brain damage and cerebral palsy. Hypoxia has also been connected to childhood Aphasia and Autism.
If your child suffered brain damage in labor or delivery, it is a devastating event. It is likely that your child has many unique needs. An injury attorney can help your child recover the resources he or she needs to live the fullest possible life. The Albany law firm of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C. has developed a strong record of helping people injured by medical negligence.
Sadly, many brain injuries at birth are preventable. In every hospital birth, the obstetrician, nurses and others are required to closely monitor the fetus and mother for signs of complications and distress. There are numerous tools, such as fetal monitoring strips, that provide information as to the fetus’ heart rate and other vital signs. When there are signs of fetal distress, the obstetrician must work diligently to alleviate this distress and deliver the child. In many situations, it is necessary to deliver the fetus via Caesarean section.
When you work with our law firm, you can rely on our lawyers to develop the strongest possible case on your behalf. We have handled numerous malpractice and injury claims, and we have the investigation, negotiation and litigation skills necessary to achieve a just result.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your child’s injuries. If we accept your case, our law firm will not charge attorneys’ fees or recoup our expenses unless we are successful in your case. Contact us today.