Kentucky Birth Asphyxia Lawyers

Infants who sustained birth asphyxia during the birthing process often develop brain damage such as cerebral palsy, seizures, and impaired neurological function. Birth asphyxia can be prevented by careful fetal monitoring and responding to distress in the mother and baby. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, our attorneys have extensive resources and access to medical professionals. We use these resources and skills to advance your case and obtain fair compensation for your child’s injuries.

If your baby was seriously injured during the birthing process by lack of oxygen and you would like to speak with an attorney, contact Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Click this link to read more about birth injuries.

Birth asphyxia is a common cause of cerebral palsy. Important steps can be taken to prevent asphyxia. These steps include turning the mother to another side, giving the mother oxygen, or performing an emergency C-section. When a physician, obstetrician, nurse, or other medical professional fails to respond to signs of distress, medical malpractice can become an issue.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a diagnosis made by a neonatologist or pediatric neurologist and is frequently caused by birth asphyxia. HIE happens when the oxygen supply is cut off or limited and causes damage to brain cells and the spinal cord. HIE typically occurs during or immediately following birth. Infants can die from HIE, and the majority of others will be affected by mental retardation, epilepsy, learning disabilities, and cerebral palsy. Infants who were deprived of oxygen at birth are also at an increased risk for developing seizures.

Our firm works with experts in medicine to analyze tests such as MRI’s and CT scans to determine the links between fetal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Our firm has obtained many successful judgments and settlements for injured children. We handle only a small number of cases at any given time to ensure that our clients receive personalized attention. If you have any questions or would like a free consultation, contact our firm.