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Before birth, a baby has everything it needs in the womb. During birth, the baby undergoes stress through the transition to life outside the womb. When labor is prolonged or when any unusual event threatens to cut off the oxygen supply to the baby’s brain, an attentive obstetrician will take appropriate measures to clear the airway and restore a normal flow of oxygen.
Failure to take corrective measures when lack of oxygen threatens the safety of the baby can be considered negligence or medical malpractice. Nurses, technicians, and obstetricians are expected to follow established, accepted standards of care to deal with or prevent lack of oxygen in birth. When these professionals do not follow accepted standards of care, brain injury causing developmental disability, cerebral palsy, or stillbirth may result.
If lack of oxygen in birth resulted in cerebral palsy or another serious medical condition in your child, please call Jacobs & Jacobs at (203) 777-2300. We fight for the results you deserve.