Cerebral Hypoxia

Scranton, Pennsylvania Cerebral Hypoxia Attorneys

Prenatal cerebral hypoxia is caused by a decreased flow of oxygen to the brain.  Just a small reduction of oxygen flow for only a couple minutes can cause permanent and serious injuries such as memory loss, reduced motor coordination, seizures, comas, cerebral palsy, and even death.  The risk of cerebral hypoxia is highest during birth, and most often results from the negligence of medical professionals.  This negligence can have permanent effects on the parent and child.

If your loved one was injured during birth, you may be facing uncertainty for the rest of your lifetime and thousands in medical bills.  Caputo & Mariotti’s birth injury attorneys will help you get the financial compensation you deserve.  Call us today at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form.  We’ll evaluate your case for free and help you get the legal outcome you deserve.

We have many years of experience serving Pennsylvania.

Prenatal care requires competent and professional medical staff.  Extreme caution and gentle care must be used during the entire process in order to avoid causing the child cerebral hypoxia.  Some types of medical negligence which can lead to cerebral hypoxia include:

  • Failure to use or observe a fetal heart monitor
  • C-section complications
  • Delayed C-section
  • Mishandling of umbilical cord complications
  • Improper diagnosis of high blood pressure
  • Failure to treat the mother’s high blood pressure
  • Failure to recognize inadequate oxygen supply
  • Failure to recognize emotional and physical distress of the newborn
  • Inattentiveness of the doctor or nurse

The effects of cerebral hypoxia, unfortunately, don’t become that clear until the infant grows older.  Inattentiveness, lack of motor coordination, impaired judgement, and memory loss are all signs that oxygen deprivation occurred during birth.  Very often, these injuries could have been prevented with proper medical care.

As much as we wish it could, litigation unfortunately won’t cure your child’s illness or alleviate his condition.  But, we can help  you recover the financial damages caused by this situation.  Once a diagnosis of cerebral palsy or confirmation of cerebral hypoxia has occurred, you will probably experience intense stress, anxiety, and anger.  Hiring one of Caputo and Mariotti’s experienced birth injury lawyers can help you focus on your family and the love and support everyone needs, while we focus on the legal aspects of your situation.

If you or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice resulting in cerebral hypoxia, call Caputo & Mariotti’s medical malpractice attorneys at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form.  But, keep in mind that the statute of limitations may be running on your case.  Time is of the essence, so please contact us as soon as possible so we can help you get the legal outcome you deserve!  We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us anything until we recover financial compensation for you.