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Asphyxia & Hypoxia

Louisville Birth Injury Lawyers

During childbirth, it is crucial that a child’s brain gets sufficient oxygen. If a problem leads to asphyxia or hypoxia and ischemia — terms that essentially mean that the oxygen supply or blood flow are cut off — the end result for the child is brain damage. The child may suffer from cerebral palsy, developmental delays, or cognitive impairment. He or she will likely require lifelong care.

Our Louisville birth injury attorneys stand up for the rights of children and families across Kentucky in cases involving asphyxia and hypoxia. Paul A. Casi, II, has more than 23 years of experience working with children that are injured due to negligence before, during, and after birth. We know how to hold the negligent parties responsible and get children the lifelong care that they need.

Find out how we can help your family by calling (502) 234-7451. Your consultation is free and confidential.

How Do Asphyxia & Hypoxia Happen?

A variety of problems can lead to a baby’s oxygen supply being cut off. During pregnancy, and during labor and delivery, the baby receives oxygen from the utero-placental unit. Any compromise to this unit can cause the baby to suffer asphyxia or hypoxia-ischemia.

Examples of potential causes of asphyxia and hypoxia may include:

  • Ruptured uterus
  • Placental abruption
  • Compressed umbilical cord

When carelessness, wrongdoing, or otherwise substandard care by a nurse, OB/GYN, or other medical professional causes a child to suffer a lack of oxygen during birth, this may provide grounds for a lawsuit. We can review your case to determine what occurred and how to hold the at-fault doctor, nurse, or medical facility accountable.

Recognized for Our Experience in Birth Trauma Cases

In 2015, Paul A. Casi, II was awarded the Dan Cullan Award by the American Association of Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group for his “passionate and unwavering commitment to excellence in advocacy and his devotion and services to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group and the children it serves.”

Paul A. Casi, II has been invited to speak at national conferences on birth injury topics such as fetal monitoring, hospital liability, shoulder dystocia, and post-partum hemorrhage. He was elected by his peers to serve as the Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group.

For experienced help with a birth injury claim involving asphyxia or hypoxia, call (502) 234-7451. We represent clients across Kentucky.

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