Anesthesia Errors Attorney
When a pregnant mother goes into labor, it is not uncommon for an anesthetist or anesthesiologist to administer an epidural anesthetic to help her manage the pain of childbirth. Unfortunately, the anesthesia is not always correctly administered and its effects are not always accurately monitored. When this occurs, it can cause complications for the unborn child, such as brain damage from an insufficient supply of oxygen, which can result in cerebral palsy (CP).
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy due to an anesthesia error made by a medical professional, our anesthesia error attorneys of The Driscoll Firm can help you pursue the financial compensation you may deserve. Contact us today at (800) 305-9800 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable member of our staff.
How Anesthesia Causes Cerebral palsy
An epidural anesthetic can cause an unborn child’s heart rate to drop to potentially hazardous levels, which medical professionals think may be caused by the mother’s blood pressure dropping. When an anesthetist or anesthesiologist fails to correctly apply and monitor the anesthesia and its effect on the patient, the child could be harmed.
Anesthesia can cause CP as the epidural causes the patient to have less control over their abdominal muscles, which is responsible for the arteries being unable to pump a sufficient amount of blood. Due to the decreased blood supply, less oxygen reaches the child, causing the child to suffer brain damage.
While anesthetic errors can potentially be corrected quickly and easily, the repercussions for a child when they are not can be life-altering.
If an anesthesia error caused your child to suffer brain damage and develop cerebral palsy, you may want to seek legal representation in order to protect the rights of you and your child. Contact an anesthesia error lawyer of The Driscoll Firm today for a free case evaluation at (800) 305-9800.