Brain And Body Cooling At Birth Can Cause Serious Injuries
When a newborn baby suffers oxygen deprivation at birth, cooling therapy or induced hypothermia can limit the extent of brain damage and can spare the child from developing cerebral palsy and other birth defects. Cooling therapy involves dropping the child’s body temperature dramatically after birth. It is a relatively new form of treatment and must be executed with care. Failure to order the cooling therapy can lead to serious injuries and even wrongful death.
At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, we handle a broad range of medical malpractice cases, including those involving brain and whole-body cooling errors. Serving clients in northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio, our lawyers are determined to help our clients obtain justice and compensation for their losses.
Targeted Brain And Body Cooling Therapy
Lack of oxygen to a child during birth can be disastrous, resulting in cerebral palsy and other serious long-term issues. To mitigate the consequences of lack of oxygen, doctors are beginning to intentionally induce hypothermia in babies after childbirth when there are clear signs of lack of oxygen.
In many cases, hypothermic therapy has had positive results. If your child has been injured from a lack of oxygen during birth or by a failure to prevent injury from that lack of oxygen with head or whole body cooling, our lawyers are here to protect your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney from our firm.
Uncovering Instances Of Malpractice
In handling birth injury cases involving brain and body cooling treatments, we examine all of the relevant details, including why the cooling treatment was needed in the first place. If the treatment was ordered because medical negligence caused the baby to suffer brain damage, it may be a case of medical malpractice. In some cases, doctors fail to order cooling therapy when it would have been the best form of treatment to prevent brain damage. In these cases, the child can develop disabilities that last a lifetime.
Contact Our Lawyers For A Free Consultation
If your child has suffered a brain injury due to a doctor’s failure to order cooling therapy, our lawyers are here to protect your rights. Contact us online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Kentucky or Ohio medical malpractice attorney.