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Infant Oxygen Deficiency Attorneys

Birth Injuries Caused by Oxygen Deficiency

Oxygen deficiency is the main cause of infant brain damage during delivery and can result in serious birth injuries, lifelong disability or even death. Doctors, nurses and midwives have a responsibility to monitor infants for signs of fetal distress and other concerns during the birthing process. When they fail to do this or delay taking action when needed and serious injuries result, they can be held liable for their negligence.


Miller Weisbrod, LLP, is nationally recognized for their extensive experience and diligent representation of families in Texas and across the nation whose children have suffered traumatic birth injury as a result of doctor error or delivery negligence.

How Does Oxygen Deficiency Happen?

Doctors must make sure that the baby has sufficient oxygen throughout the birthing process by carefully monitoring the fetal heart rate and properly positioning the infant within the birth canal.


The infant's breathing can become impeded if:

  • The infant is stuck in the birth canal
  • The umbilical cord wraps around the infant's neck
  • The child is left in the birth canal for a prolonged period of time
  • Doctors or midwives fail to detect a prolapsed cord

If and when any of these problems occur, doctors and obstetric nurses must act quickly and decisively. They are trained to bring in specialists, order an emergency cesarean section (C-section) or administer appropriate medications. If they fail to take appropriate action, they can and should be held to account.

Oxygen Deficiency and Cerebral Palsy

One of the main causes of cerebral palsy is lack of oxygen to the brain during or shortly after delivery. Children with cerebral palsy often face significant challenges in developing proper motor skills, cognitive ability and social skills. Families must also deal with the financial pressures of ongoing therapy to manage symptoms as well as the often emotional stress of caring for a child with disabilities.


If your child developed cerebral palsy as a result of oxygen deficiency during birth, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit for your medical expenses and the emotional turmoil your family has endured. Our attorneys have a proven track record of holding negligent physicians and hospitals to account for their failure to take action.

Contact Miller Weisbrod

Medical negligence cases are often complicated by a multitude of factors that make them difficult to prove and win. However, with an experienced attorney who has fought against doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies — and won — your chances of prevailing in a medical malpractice case will likely increase.


If you believe a doctor's error may have caused your child's cerebral palsy or other birth injury, we invite you to contact our offices toll free at 888.987.0005 to discuss your case with our experienced Texas personal injury trial lawyers. You may also contact us by e-mail now to request more information or to schedule an appointment.