Hypoxia – When An Infant 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 when there is pressure on the umbilical cord during contractions or the umbilical cord is wrapped around the child’s neck. If there is any delay in delivery when there are signs of fetal distress, hypoxia can be fatal.
If your child suffered an injury because of hypoxia during birth, please contact us. At The Mahoney Law Firm, P.C., in Denver, our attorneys are focused on medical malpractice cases in Colorado and Wyoming. 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. Not every case of hypoxia is the result of a medical error. Our attorneys can give you a professional opinion as to whether your facts present a viable case.
Our firm was founded more than 40 years ago by Dennis M. Mahoney, M.D., a licensed obstetrician and attorney who practiced law with the warmth and understanding you would expect from a good physician. Today the firm’s tradition of providing compassionate legal service to injured clients is carried on by his sons Paul Mahoney and Kevin Mahoney.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation About Your Child’s Hypoxia
The birth injury lawyers at The Mahoney Law Firm, P.C., assist victims of fetal hypoxia and their families to obtain the maximum compensation for their situations. 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.