Fetal Asphyxia


Arizona Medical Malpractice Attorneys for the Victims of Fetal Asphyxia

During the labor and delivery process, it is critical that a baby receive sufficient oxygen to avoid fetal asphyxia, a lack of oxygen to the brain. Unfortunately, many events can affect a baby’s oxygen supply.  Among them are medications administered to the mother, compression of the umbilical cord during contractions, obstruction of the umbilical cord, placental abruption, prolonged labor and breech presentation.

A Common Cause of Birth Injuries

Lack of sufficient oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery is the most common cause of brain injury in a newborn.  Careful monitoring of the baby during the labor and delivery process can usually detect the presence of fetal distress due to lack of oxygen and timely intervention can prevent devastating damage.

Contact Our Phoenix, Arizona Medical Malpractice Law Firm for Claims Involving Fetal Asphyxia

Contact us at (602) 648-3200 about any medical negligence a loved one may have experienced anywhere in Arizona as a result of fetal asphyxia.  Consultations are free and confidential.