Newborn Asphyxia

The medical field has come a long way in increasing the safety of childbirth. Just 50 years ago, conditions that were life-threatening are now easily treatable and preventable. It is important for every OB/GYN to have, and use, their knowledge of these medical advancements to take care of newborns and their mothers. Sadly, there are negligent OB/GYN professionals that fail to fulfill this responsibility. One consequence of their negligence may be a newborn being born unable to breathe, a condition called asphyxia.

If your newborn has suffered from asphyxia, it is important to investigate the cause. You may be able to hold a medical professional accountable for his or her negligence. Contact the Appleton birth injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Dangers of Newborn Asphyxia

Asphyxia is easily preventable. If an OB/GYN recognizes the symptoms quickly, the condition can have minimal effects on a newborn. However, if the condition continues, the newborn may be at risk of the following:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hearing and/or vision loss
  • Communication problems
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Damage to heart, lungs, or other vital organs

Common causes of newborn asphyxia cause by negligence include the following:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Prolonged labor
  • Infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Umbilical cord strangulation

Contact Us

If your child has suffered a birth injury and health complications due to the negligence of a medical professional, contact the Appleton birth injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.