Cerebral hypoxia: What it is and how we can help

On Behalf of | Mar 18, 2015 | Birth Injuries

Cerebral hypoxia is a serious condition caused by a limited flow of oxygen to the brain. It can affect people of all ages, including babies. At our firm, we have devoted part of our practice to helping people in New Mexico who have suffered cerebral hypoxia because of medical malpractice.

When adults and older children suffer cerebral hypoxia because of medical malpractice, it is often the result of complications in general anesthesia. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, common symptoms of cerebral hypoxia include memory loss and inattentiveness. In the most severe cases, it can lead to seizures and brain death.

When a baby is diagnosed with cerebral hypoxia, the underlying cause may be medical malpractice during birth. If the baby is not properly monitored during birth, oxygen deprivation may go unnoticed and lead to severe brain damage in the child. A baby that is diagnosed with cerebral hypoxia can end up experiencing a loss of both cognitive and motor skills as well as paralysis.

If you believe that you or your child has suffered cerebral hypoxia because of a medical error, our lawyers can help. At our law firm, we work together as team to build a strong case on your behalf.

An important aspect of any medical malpractice claim is being able to prove that the doctor or medical professional acted outside the accepted standards of care in his or her field. We often bring in medical experts to assist us in proving that your or your child’s injuries were caused by medical negligence.

We know how devastating a cerebral hypoxia diagnosis is for many families, and we are prepared to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Visit our Cerebral Hypoxia page to learn more.


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