Intubation Birth Injury Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri
At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys know that birth injuries are some of the most devastating errors that can occur during the mother and baby’s labor and delivery process.
When a baby is born in Missouri, and must begin their new life with an ailment, injury, or other devastating medical issue caused by the physician, support staff, or facility’s negligence, their well-being is cut short before it can successfully begin.
This widely used medical procedure allows physicians to maintain an airway and gain access to the lungs to help babies breathe in emergency medical situations or during surgical procedures.
Although common, intubation in babies carries several risks.
What are the Most Common Birth Injuries Associated with Intubation in Missouri?
Intubation may be required during the birthing process when:
- The mother has a difficult airway that cannot otherwise be maintained.
- Emergency C-section is required.
- The newborn needs breathing support.
- The newborn needs emergency resuscitation.
- Emergency medical procedures must be performed on the mother or child.
Some of the most common injuries associated with infant intubation may include lacerations, aspiration, or infections.
The long-term effects of intubation birth injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Cognitive Impairment.
- Developmental Delays.
- Motor Function Impairment.
- Neurodevelopmental Delay.
However, some of the most serious risks involve failure to intubate, delayed intubation, or a misplaced breathing tube, which can lead to a lack of oxygen to the brain resulting in brain damage.
In addition, until the child is delivered, the baby receives oxygen and blood from the mother. If the mother’s blood flow is threatened or the blood-oxygen levels are too low, it can cause brain damage in the child.
Other permanent damages that may occur during an infant’s improper or delayed intubation may include vocal cord damage, endotracheal perforation, bronchial intubation, and nerve damage.
Contact Our Skilled Intubation Birth Injury Attorneys in St. Louis at the Gogel Law Firm Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
When an intubation accident is caused by medical error, the injury victim may have a claim for medical malpractice. We can help pursue your legal claim to produce the best outcome for your unique needs.
Contact our St. Louis medical malpractice attorney today to review your case by calling (314) 370-8173 or online to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options today.