Experience In A Wide Range Of Birth Injury Cases

The medical malpractice attorneys of the Iowa law firm of Hixson & Brown, P.C., have significant experience representing individuals and families throughout the state in birth injury cases related to medical malpractice. Our Iowa birth injury lawyers are available to provide counsel and advocacy in a wide range of cases involving labor and delivery room negligence, including cases that involve:

  • Hypoxia: Hypoxia is a term used for oxygen deficiency, which can lead to a host of serious and life-threatening conditions.
  • Shoulder dystocia: When the fetus' shoulders become lodged in the birth canal, it can lead to damaged nerves, umbilical cord compression and other harm.
  • Cerebral palsy: If your baby was born with a low APGAR score, a low blood pH or a low Base Excess with a resultant brain injury, you should have the complete medical record reviewed by one of our birth injury lawyers.
  • Stillborn babies and IUGR: When intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is recognized and managed, a baby is much less likely to be stillborn.
  • Failure to diagnose preterm labor: Our law firm represents families whose medical providers failed to recognize preterm labor and transfer the mother to a Level III tertiary care center.
  • Bowel malrotation: In newborn babies, a malrotated bowel or obstruction can be a life-threatening condition, calling for prompt medical attention.
  • Failure to monitor fetal distress: In the majority of cases, fetal distress is caused by lack of oxygen to the unborn infant.
  • Uterine rupture: Risk factors for uterine rupture include coincidental uterine trauma, previous cesarean sections and certain drugs.
  • Forceps and vacuum extractor injuries: Serious injuries from these techniques can include broken collar bones, brachial plexus nerve injury and retinal hemorrhage.
  • Erb's palsy: This type of paralysis affects the sensation and motor control of muscles in the infant's upper arm.
  • Hemiplegia
  • Diplegia

Our Des Moines Iowa medical negligence lawyers also handle birth injury cases involving Klumpke's palsy, infant brain injuries, PVL (Periventricular Leukomalacia), IVH (Intraventricular Hemorrhage), RH and ABO incompatibility, hyperbilirubinemia, cerebral palsy and bleeding in the brain.

Free Initial Consultation With Our Iowa Birth Injury Attorneys

To request a free case evaluation about your potential birth injury case, 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.