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February 18, 2020
Although most infants born into this world can breathe upon entering, a small percentage of infants are unable to breathe on their own. Infants who are unable to breathe on their own are at risk of suffering from cerebral hypoxia. Because this is a serious issue that can occur during childbirth, the procedure known as neonatal resuscitation is necessary.
Neonatal resuscitation is the process of using positive airway pressure and chest compressions to help an infant begin breathing on their own. This procedure can make the difference between life and death for some infants and requires skillful medical personnel.
But when mistakes occur during this crucial time after birth, your infant can suffer significant damages or even succumb to their lack of oxygen. When you suspect that negligence was involved during your infant’s neonatal resuscitation procedure, you may be able to sue for damages in West Palm Beach.
Time is of the essence when your infant is unable to breathe on their own. For this reason, medical personnel must act with haste to perform resuscitation on your infant. When medical staff are too slow with assisting your infant or demonstrate poor performance, they can in some cases be liable for your child’s injuries.
For example, your infant’s vital signs should be the primary concern of the medical personnel surrounding you. Immediately after the birth of your child, at least one doctor should have checked that your infant was able to breathe correctly. If any issues presented themselves during this time, then doctors should have immediately begun their resuscitation techniques.
Neonatal resuscitation errors can cause your child to suffer from permanent damage, such as brain bleeds, cerebral palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), and more.
These serious injuries can have a long-lasting impact on your child’s health, and you may have to dedicate future resources to pay for their treatments.
If medical professionals failed to provide your child with professionalism and care, you might have the chance to sue them for their incompetence. The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo are here to help you and your child sue for any neonatal resuscitation mistakes endured during birth.
You can speak with one of our medical malpractice lawyers by calling us at 561-659-6366 or filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page. Reach out to us now.