Health care professionals are trained to monitor an infant’s oxygen levels throughout labor and delivery. When a medical team fails to notice or take action over low oxygen levels, the result can be an infant oxygen deprivation injury, which brings tragic consequences for an infant’s long-term health prognosis. A Philadelphia oxygen deprivation birth injury lawyer can help your family recover compensation when an infant is injured due to oxygen deprivation at birth.

Wapner Newman is a Philadelphia personal injury firm. We work with families to help them recover fair compensation after injuries, including infant birth injuries. Our award-winning team of birth injury lawyers has the skill and experience you want on your side when you take legal action after your child has suffered a birth injury.

Call Wapner Newman at (215) 569-0900 today to speak with an experienced Philadelphia oxygen deprivation birth injury lawyer.

Why Choose Wapner Newman

Achieving Million-Dollar Outcomes in Birth Injury Cases

For over 40 years, Wapner Newman has been a leader in Philadelphia personal injury law. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys routinely recover seven- and eight-figure compensation for our injured clients. Our lawyers possess the skills and expertise it takes to recover fair compensation for a family after an infant oxygen deprivation injury in Philadelphia.

Some of the settlements and verdicts Wapner Newman has achieved for our birth injury clients include:

  • $7 million for infant oxygen deprivation
  • $5.8 million for infant oxygen deprivation
  • $5 million for infant oxygen deprivation
  • $5 million for infant brain damage
  • $4.5 million for infant brain damage
  • $4.2 million for infant oxygen deprivation
  • $4 million for infant oxygen deprivation
  • $4 million for failure to diagnose an infant heart condition
  • $3.8 million for infant spinal cord injury
  • $3 million for failure to diagnose infant carotid artery dissection.

Wapner Newman has a long history of securing million-dollar compensation for the families of infants who have suffered oxygen deprivation birth injuries in Philadelphia. Our case results and client testimonials show that the efforts of our award-winning team lead to life-changing financial outcomes for the families left to live with the emotional and financial impact of raising a child who suffered a preventable injury at birth.

How Our Philadelphia Oxygen Deprivation Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help

Winning Compensation Begins with Proving Negligence

Birth injuries from oxygen deprivation are a matter of medical malpractice. Health care providers must provide all patients with appropriate levels of monitoring and quickly respond when something is wrong. Labor and delivery teams are well aware of the potential for an infant to experience oxygen deprivation during the labor and delivery process. Birthing teams should monitor the infant for signs of distress and take swift action when oxygen levels are at risk.

An experienced oxygen deprivation birth injury lawyer knows how to examine medical documentation and build a strong case proving that the delivery team failed to take the necessary precautions to prevent an infant oxygen deprivation injury. The experienced team at Wapner Newman will work to build a case on your behalf. As we fight for your right to compensation, we may:

  • Review medical documents
  • Build a case proving negligence
  • Demonstrate how the injury could have been prevented
  • Secure the testimony of a medical expert witness
  • Build a case supporting a target compensation goal
  • Negotiate with the insurance company of the responsible party
  • File a lawsuit and represent you in court if the negotiation is unsuccessful.

Medical malpractice is one of the most complicated areas of personal injury laws. If you hope to gain the compensation your family deserves after your child suffers birth injuries from oxygen deprivation, you need to choose a law firm that can demonstrate a long history of success in this specific type of medical malpractice case.

No amount of money can undo the harm caused by an avoidable birth injury, but fair compensation can help reduce financial burdens and offset the cost of caring for a child who has suffered a birth injury.

Wapner Newman knows how to build a successful case for infant oxygen deprivation injuries. Call us today at (215) 569-0900 to learn more about how our Philadelphia infant birth injury lawyers can help. 

Philadelphia Oxygen Deprivation Lawsuits and Compensation Amounts

Infant oxygen deprivation injuries can bring substantial compensation. The lawyers at Wapner Newman have a strong track record of recovering seven-figure compensation in such cases.

Wapner Newman helps clients recover compensation for . . .

  • Medical bills related to the birth
  • Long-term medical costs that will be incurred due to the injury
  • Current and future therapist and specialist costs
  • Medical devices that will be needed by the child
  • Additional care costs
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Emotional anguish
  • Diminished quality of life.

Infant oxygen deprivation compensation aims to compensate a family for both the financial and emotional impact of an unexpected birth injury. Birth injuries related to oxygen deprivation are often severe and lifelong. Brain damage, organ damage, and a variety of medical conditions are common outcomes of an infant birth injury. These types of medical outcomes often lead to high costs of care.

In addition to the past and future expenses incurred by an infant oxygen deprivation injury, a lawyer can help you recover non-economic damages as payment for the emotional impact this type of birth injury has on a family. An avoidable birth injury takes a serious lifelong toll on a family’s quality of life, and a settlement or verdict amount can aim to compensate a family for the non-financial impact of this type of injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find some of the most common questions clients ask about Philadelphia infant oxygen deprivation injuries.

Are Infant Injuries from Oxygen Deprivation Preventable?

Yes, infant oxygen deprivation injuries are typically preventable. Medical staff is trained to monitor both the child and mother during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Medical staff may be found guilty of failing to identify a condition that could result in oxygen deprivation or for failing to properly monitor and take action during the birth.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of an Infant Oxygen Deprivation Injury?

The consequences of infant injuries from oxygen deprivation can range widely. Some of the most common effects include:

  • Brain damage
  • Organ damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision problems
  • Developmental delays.

The outcomes of an infant oxygen deprivation injury are unique in every case, but what all cases have in common is the potential for a serious long-term impact on a child’s health and quality of life.

How Do I Know If I Have Grounds for an Oxygen Deprivation Claim?

You may have already received confirmation from your labor and delivery team or pediatrician that an infant has suffered a birth injury. However, a lawyer can help investigate and let you know if you may have grounds for a claim even if the injury has not yet been diagnosed.

How Much Does an Oxygen Deprivation Birth Injury Lawyer Cost?

The oxygen deprivation birth injury lawyers at Wapner Newman work on contingency. You only pay if we win your case, and payment comes directly out of the compensation we win for you.

How Long Does It Take to Receive Compensation for an Oxygen Deprivation Claim?

Every case is different. It takes time to build a case for an oxygen deprivation claim, and many factors can affect how long it takes to close.

How Long Do I Have to File an Infant Oxygen Deprivation Lawsuit in Philadelphia?

The best way to secure compensation for an infant oxygen deprivation birth injury is to contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect a birth injury has occurred.

In general, Pennsylvania law allows two years from the date of the injury to take legal action. However, time limits are more complicated after a birth injury. The discovery rule extends this time limit to begin at the date of the discovery of the injury rather than the date of occurrence.

If you were the victim of a birth injury, and your parents did not file a claim on your behalf, you have until your 20th birthday to pursue compensation.

Infant oxygen deprivation lawsuits are complex, requiring extensive investigation and work to build a winning case. To avoid running out of time to file a lawsuit, you should contact an oxygen deprivation birth injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The legal team at Wapner Newman is available to answer additional questions during a free consultation.

Speak with a Philadelphia Oxygen Deprivation Birth Injury Lawyer Today

If you suspect your child suffered an oxygen deprivation injury at birth, don’t wait to contact a lawyer. You don’t need to have proof that such an injury happened. Wapner Newman will work with you to identify whether you have grounds for a claim and advise you on how to move forward.

An oxygen deprivation injury robs a child and their family of a life free from medical complications and care expenses. If your child was harmed at birth due to the negligence of your medical provider, we can fight to see that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call Wapner Newman today at (215) 569-0900 to schedule a case review and discuss your compensation options after a Philadelphia infant oxygen deprivation injury.