Oxygen Deprivation Injury Attorneys in NYC
Oxygen deprivation can lead to devastating injuries and is often medically
preventable. When New York medical providers fail to follow acceptable
medical standards, patients are at risk. At Rubenstein & Rynecki,
our New York City attorneys can protect your rights and work to maximize
medical malpractice causes injury to you or a loved one.
How Birth Injury Can Occur During Childbirth
Birth injuries often involve oxygen deprivation. During labor or delivery, it is important
that the umbilical cord does not become compressed. The umbilical cord
provides blood flow and oxygen to the baby. Medical errors that can deprive
a baby of oxygen during childbirth include:
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress
- Prolapsed umbilical cord (cord pushed ahead of baby during labor), cutting
off blood flow
- Preeclampsia (high blood pressure and increased protein in mother’s urine)
- Separation of the placenta from the fetus
- Injury caused by forceps or vacuum extraction
Other Medical Situations Involving Oxygen Deprivation
Anesthesia errors also can lead to oxygen deprivation. When the anesthesiologist
fails to monitor oxygen and anesthesia levels or heart rate, patients
are at risk. Improper positioning of the endotracheal tube can block the
patient’s airway and deprive the patient of oxygen. Other medical
errors such as overdosing or underdosing can also cut off an adequate
oxygen supply to the brain.
Resulting Health Problems
When the brain does not receive enough oxygen, brain cells can die and
brain damage occurs. Generally, the more extensive the deprivation is,
the greater the brain damage. Cerebral palsy can occur in newborns. Adult
patients can also suffer from brain damage, go into a coma or even die
from oxygen deprivation. Symptoms associated with oxygen deprivation include
Long term impairments resulting from brain damage can include motor control
difficulty, speech impediments, paralysis and cognitive disability.
Get Legal Help From Experienced New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Rubenstein & Rynecki and its previous firms have handled medical malpractice
cases since 1972, obtaining many successful outcomes for clients. It costs
you nothing to discuss your medical injury with us and find out whether
we can help.
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