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Perinatal Encephalopathy Malpractice Lawyers

Perinatal Encephalopathy During pregnancy and the birthing process, the umbilical cord and placenta supply the developing child with nutrients and oxygen that are essential to healthy development.

Disrupting the vital supply of nutrients to baby

When the supply of oxygen is reduced or shut off entirely, nature prevails and valuable blood is diverted from the brain to the heart and lungs.  The interruption in the supply of oxygen rich blood to the child’s brain can have serious implications on the baby though it developmental years and into adulthood. In some of these oxygen deprivation cases, a child may develop cerebral palsy or other neurological complications which will almost uniformly require extensive medical care.

A matter of degree

The extent of oxygen deprivation to the child commonly determines the extent of the injury.  Even short-term diminished blood flow to a fetus can have dire consequences as permanent damage to the brain can occur within a matter of minutes.

Hypoxic Encephalopathy

The terms Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopahy (HIE) and Anoxic Encephalopahy are used to describe the extent of the oxygen deprivation to the developing baby. Anoxic Encephalopathy commonly refers to a reduction in the oxygen level to the developing fetus, while Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopahy usually refers to a situation where the baby is oxygen supply severely diminished.

A number of potential problems may contribute to the perinatal encephalopathy including: obstructed or twisted umbilical cord, ruptured uterus, trauma or separation of the placenta.  The most important tool in identifying situations where prenatal encephalopathy may be present is the fetal monitor.  Once situations such as an elevated fetal heart rate are identified, staff should take immediate action.

Lawsuits for children who have suffered irreversible oxygen deprivation during the birthing process

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is dedicated to seeking full compensation for children who have suffered perinatal encephalopathy and other types of birth injuries during the labor and delivery process in Chicago and every county throughout Illinois.  Our cerebral palsy lawyers can both evaluate your case to determine if negligent care was present and litigate the case ensure your child’s future medical needs are met.

Physicians and hospitals alike recognize the significance of a birth injury lawsuit from both a professional and economic perspective, consequently even the most apparent cases of negligence may be vigorously defended. When selecting a law firm to represent your child in this cases, it is important that the firm you select has the experience and resources to see the matter through to its conclusion.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is uniquely positioned to go toe-to-toe with the largest medical centers when it comes to litigating birth injury cases. If we accept your case, you can be assured that we will invest all necessary resources to see your case through to the best possible outcome. Contact us today.


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