The Devastating Effects of Brain Hypoxia
Even if the loss of oxygen to the brain is only temporarily, the effects can be truly catastrophic. An infant’s body can only compensate for loss of oxygen for a very short period of time. If an infant is forced to deal with impaired blood flow to the brain during birth or any type of interruption in breathing or poor oxygen supply, it is always a very serious problem. Infant hypoxia and infant anoxia can result in lifelong injuries. In fact, deprivation of oxygen — including intrapartum asphyxia — could result in cerebral palsy.
Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Hypoxia
During birth, cerebral hypoxia could occur in a number of different ways. It is imperative that medical professionals take exceptional care to protect a vulnerable newborn and the mother. Brain hypoxia can be the result of an injury from umbilical cord complications. Under Oregon law, physicians and other medical professionals have a duty to provide high-quality medical care to patients. If your loved one suffered cerebral hypoxia, brain anoxia, or any related injury or medical complications, you should consult with an experienced Portland medical malpractice lawyer immediately. You have legal options available and your family deserves justice and financial support.
What Compensation is Available to Victims?
Medical malpractice claims are complex. Victims and their families deserve financial compensation for the full value of all economic and noneconomic damages. At the Johnston Law Firm, LLC, our Portland, OR medical negligence have the skills and experience needed to help our clients maximize their financial recovery. Compensation may be available for:
- Emergency medical bills;
- Other medical costs;
- Long-term care and expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Long-term disability or physical impairment; and
- Loss of quality of life.
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