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When A Child Loses Oxygen During Birth


Hypoxia is a medical term meaning “low oxygen.” A hypoxic brain injury is an injury caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Hypoxia can result from pressure on the umbilical cord during contractions and if the umbilical cord is wrapped around the child’s neck. Any delay in delivery if there are signs of fetal distress and hypoxia can be fatal.

If your child suffered an injury because of hypoxia during birth, please contact us. At The Mahoney firm, our attorneys are focused solely on medical malpractice cases. We handle our client cases with compassion.

Why the doctor may be responsible

The delivery process requires a high standard of care on the part of the doctor. When that standard of care is violated, the result has severe consequences for your child. Your child may suffer serious and permanent brain damage as a result of oxygen deficiency. If that injury occurred due to a doctor’s negligence, you need a law firm that understands the medical profession. Our knowledgeable attorneys can assist you in holding that physician responsible.

Only a doctor can really review a case to see if there have been violations in the doctor’s reasonable and customary standard of care. Our lead attorney, Dennis M. Mahoney, MD, is a licensed obstetrician. Throughout his medical career, he delivered hundreds of babies. His understanding of the law and the delivery process means proven success for the law firm’s birth injury cases. Not every case of hypoxia is the result of a medical error. An attorney can give you a professional opinion as to whether or not your facts present a viable case.

Contact Us

The Mahoney Firm’s lawyers assist victims of fetal hypoxia and their families to obtain the maximum compensation for their situation. Our understanding of the medical profession and the legal ramifications of a doctor’s negligence means knowledgeable and aggressive representation for you. For a free case evaluation, contact our experienced attorneys or call us at 303-800-3168.