Lack Of Oxygen

Hackensack Attorneys Managing Infant Brain Injury Claims Throughout New Jersey

At Breslin & Breslin, our Bergen County medical malpractice attorneys help the families of infants who suffered serious birth injuries as a result of medical negligence during labor and delivery. Determining whether medical negligence was a primary factor in your child's condition can be difficult without experienced help and consultation from medical experts. We offer the knowledge and in-depth analysis needed to determine whether your child's condition resulted from oxygen deprivation during birth.

A lack of oxygen during labor and delivery is a life-threatening situation. A failure to act decisively could result in infant brain damage, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, asphyxia or wrongful death at birth. Doctors and nurses must take care to monitor the fetal heart beat throughout the birthing process, and react quickly to changes in heart rate or other signs of fetal distress.

Common Situations Leading To Oxygen Deprivation During Birth

One of the most common problems associated with oxygen deprivation is if the infant becomes stuck within the birth canal. Another is if the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the infant's neck. Obstetric teams are highly trained to respond to these types of emergencies by using assisted birth techniques, such as forceps or a vacuum, or by performing an emergency C-section. A failure to act quickly enough can result in serious or even tragic consequences.

Call 201-546-5881 For A Free Consultation On Your Legal Options

At Breslin & Breslin, our lawyers work with qualified obstetric experts to determine whether your medical team followed the established standards of care to alleviate an infant in distress during birth. Not all difficult births are the result of malpractice. We offer the expert analysis and honest counsel needed to determine whether pursuing a legal claim is even possible for your family's situation.

For more information about how we can help you, contact our office in Hackensack for a free initial consultation.