A child who does not receive an adequate supply of oxygen before, during and after childbirth can end up suffering serious brain injuries. That is why doctors and other health care providers are expected to monitor oxygen flow during labor and delivery and can be held accountable if they do not.
At the law firm of DeLuca & Weizenbaum in Providence, our experienced Rhode Island childbirth brain injury lawyers seek compensation for families whose children have suffered brain damage during the labor and delivery process. To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated lawyer, contact us today.
Understanding How Brain Damage Can Be Prevented
There are several birth complications that can cause oxygen deprivation, including placental abruption, umbilical cord prolapse and infection. When these complications occur, there are generally things doctors and nurses can do to reduce the risks associated with them.
If your child has suffered a brain injury because labor and delivery personnel negligently failed to prevent a complication from getting worse, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Often, when there is a high risk of oxygen deprivation, a quick delivery is the best response. Any delay in delivery could contribute to the occurrence and severity of a brain injury. Our attorneys hold OB-GYNs and other health care professionals accountable for delivery errors.
Seeking Compensation for Serious Birth Injury Consequences
Brain injuries that occur during childbirth can result in serious developmental delay and other intellectual disabilities, formerly known as mental retardation. They can also result in cerebral palsy and other conditions that impact a child's basic motor functions.
Holding Doctors Accountable for Oxygen Deprivation - Providence, RI Attorneys
If your child has suffered a childbirth brain injury or any other birth injury, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your case with the experienced trial lawyers at our firm. We will not charge you any fees unless we are successful at helping you obtain compensation.