Los Angeles Oxygen Deficiency Lawyer

If a newborn experiences oxygen deficiency, either in the womb or during childbirth, the baby's risk of being permanently brain damaged increases significantly. Some of the causes for concern include the development of incurable conditions, such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

The Dangers of Oxygen Deficiency

Approximately 27 out of every 1000 babies born in the United States have some degree of birth injury; some of them are the result of medical malpractice. Of these babies, the ones who suffer from severe oxygen deficiency have some of the worst medical problems, causing up to 20 percent of them to die in the early weeks of life.

Injury attorneys and the Law Offices of Howard C. Kornberg specialize in medical malpractice birth injury suits and are well equipped with the knowledge and experience to handle cases of oxygen deficiency in newborns. They hire preeminent outside medical experts to research cases and determine whether the attending physicians, hospitals, nurses or medical equipment were responsible for the oxygen deficiencies based on the details of the births. Some red flags include:

  • A ruptured uterus, caused by excessive force in delivery
  • A delayed cesarean section
  • Apparent negligence in prenatal care or delivery

If negligence can be proven, a medical malpractice lawsuit will be filed and the attorney will fight for damages based on the level of malpractice exhibited and the severity of the oxygen deficiency and resulting injuries. Howard C. Kornberg is a California attorney who has an excellent record of success for winning personal injury lawsuits and obtaining his clients the highest possible compensation.

Howard C. Kornberg is a member of ABOTA, (the American Board of Trial Advocates), he is AV rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to attorneys for legal trial skills and ethical standards, and a Commissioner for the California State Bar Committee that has been formed to revise the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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