Birth Asphyxia and Medical Malpractice

Did your child suffer from birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation at birth)? Do you want your child to be compensated for his or her injuries?

Attorneys for Birth Asphyxia (Oxygen Deprivation at Birth)

$15 million jury verdict for birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation at birth) — brain injury to a child — The Fitzgerald Law Firm medical malpractice law firm successfully argued that hospital personnel delayed effective ventilation of premature baby, resulting in periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and cerebral palsy. (The Fitzgerald Law Firm case no. 92091A)


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For over 40 years, The Fitzgerald Law Firms have been committed to fighting for children with birth injuries. Birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation at birth) can cause serious brain damage. We have handled hundreds of birth injury cases, and many of them have involved brain injuries that were the result of birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation at birth).

In the $15-million-dollar case above, our birth injury lawyers represented a child who was born prematurely in a labor room that was not equipped and staffed to resuscitate a premature infant. Expert witnesses called by medical malpractice law firm The Fitzgerald Law Firm testified that this departure resulted in a delay of effective ventilation and birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation at birth). These experts further testified that the birth asphyxia, superimposed on the child’s premature birth, resulted in periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and cerebral palsy.

At the time of trial, the child attended regular school but needed an attendant to help her. Her feet were completely inverted. Although she had undergone two surgical procedures to try to lengthen the affected tendons, her condition was permanent. To walk, she needed a four-legged walker. Read more about the $15,000,000 jury verdict for our client who had periventricular leukomalacia and cerebral palsy due to birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation at birth).

If your child experienced birth asphyxia, the full extent of his or her injuries may not be known for years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm medical malpractice law offices, and we will protect your child’s legal rights if you retain us.