When Oxygen Deprivation Is A Result Of Medical Malpractice

Hypoxia occurs when not enough oxygen reaches the tissues of the unborn child. Also called oxygen deprivation, it can occur due to a damaged placenta, an infection, a tangled umbilical cord, compression on the umbilical cord or other birth-related issues.

Hixson & Brown, P.C., is an Iowa medical malpractice firm dedicated to representing families who have been affected by all types of birth injuries, including hypoxia. Our Iowa hypoxia injury lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience litigating complex cases and fighting for fair compensation for our clients.

We understand hypoxia may be due to the failure of medical providers to take appropriate proactive and reactive measures. If your infant was injured by medical negligence, our attorneys can help.

Hypoxia Can Lead To Cerebral Palsy And Other Serious Conditions

The effects of hypoxia can differ, depending on how long the child's brain was deprived of oxygen. In the most severe cases, hypoxia can lead to acidosis, asphyxia, PVL (Periventricular Leukomalacia), IVH (Intraventricular Hemorrhage), physical disabilities, permanent cognitive brain damage and even fetal death.

One serious effect of hypoxia is cerebral palsy, a type of brain injury characterized by loss of motor control. Symptoms may include:

  • Muscle stiffness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Poor motor skills
  • Seizures
  • Developmental delay

Free Consultation With Our Iowa Hypoxia And Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Because the long-term cost of caring for a child with brain damage is extreme, take action to pursue full compensation within the window of time allowed for such lawsuits. To request a free case evaluation, call the West Des Moines office of Hixson & Brown, P.C., at 515-650-4531 or toll free at 800-229-9854. You can also reach us via our online contact form.