What is Perinatal Asphyxia?

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My child was born in a hospital in Washington, DC and we had to stay at the hospital due to perinatal asphyxia.

What is perinatal asphyxia?

Medical Malpractice and Perinatal Asphyxia in DC

We've helped a lot of families just like yours, when their baby has cerebral palsy because of medical malpractice in a DC hospital. And we've written books, guides and reports to help people looking for a medical malpractice lawyer in DC, or wanting to know more about whether a medical malpractice case can help a child with severe disabilities.

Here's what we've learned:

Perinatal means the period of time immediately before and after birth.  Asphyxia is a lack of oxygen to the brain. 

The diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia means the baby's brain wasn't getting enough oxygen just before or after birth.  Perinatal asphyxia can be a life threatening condition and can cause severe brain damage to the baby.  

We have seen this diagnosis in some of our medical malpractice cases, and it can cause cerebral palsy, paralysis, blindness and other conditions in the baby.

And in one case, a DC hospital never told the mom that her son's cerebral palsy was due to perinatal asphyxia, even though he got all of his health care at that hospital.  We had to tell her that, 18 years later, when we found out in the medical malpractice case that they had made the diagnosis shortly after he was born.

So call us to see how we can help your family.  Just call us at (202) 393 - 3320 and speak to a real person who actually wants to talk to you and help!

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