Birth Asphyxia

Causes of Birth Asphyxia

Thousands of Medical Malpractice Cases Handled in Over Four Decades of Legal Experience

Birth asphyxia is a general term used to describe the condition in which a fetus or just-born infant is deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen. While birth asphyxia (also called "perinatal asphyxia" and "asphyxia neonatorum" can result from natural medical problems, it can also result from medical malpractice prior to, during, and after birth. Examples of medical negligence that can lead to birth asphyxia include:

  • Failure to prevent the umbilical cord from wrapping around an infant's neck
  • Keeping the baby in the birth canal for too long
  • Failure to properly monitor the fetal strip
  • Failure to perform a timely C-section

Oxygen supply issues can lead to brain injuries, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), neurological problems, developmental problems and numerous other serious and catastrophic medical issues. If you know or have reason to believe your child is a victim of birth asphyxia and suffers serious medical issues caused by lack of oxygen, contact the Columbus, Ohio, law firm of The Donahey Law Firm. We can meet with you to discuss your concerns at no cost. If appropriate, we can also provide experienced legal representation aimed at helping you obtain the settlement or jury award you need and deserve:

  • To compensate for your loss
  • To help you care for your child

If you have questions regarding birth asphyxia and medical malpractice law in Ohio contact the lawyers of The Donahey Law Firm. Call 866-918-5886.

Our attorneys have helped thousands of injured clients since 1968 and have recovered a cumulative hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients, including injuries resulting from birth-related medical negligence. For a no-charge consultation with an experienced birth injury attorney, contact our firm. We have offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Delaware, and work exclusively on a contingency fee basis. To contact us, call 866-918-5886.