Causes of Asphyxia
Were you or someone you love recently diagnosed with asphyxia? If you or a loved suffer from asphyxia because of a medical error, you may be able to pursue compensation on the basis of a medical malpractice claim.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, asphyxia is “a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow.” Potential causes of asphyxia include:
- Cardiac arrest
- Head trauma
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Complications of general anesthesia
According to the Merck Manual, perinatal asphyxia can result from an insufficient supply of oxygen to an unborn child during birth. Asphyxia has serious consequences and could bring on a financial burden to the mother or the family. If you or a loved one suffered asphyxia due to a medical error, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your damages.
You do not have to navigate the complex process of preparing and filing a medical malpractice insurance claim or lawsuit on your own. Contact the legal team at Berger and Green by calling (412) 661-1400 to find out how a Pittsburgh asphyxia lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you need.
For a free legal consultation with a asphyxia lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call 412-661-1400
We Can Fight to Recover the Cost of Treating Asphyxia
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asphyxia or perinatal asphyxia, the resulting complications may have temporary and permanent effects. Your health care team can inform you of your condition’s full range of complications, which may include:
- Brain death
- Personality regression
- Memory loss
- Muscle spasms
- Brain damage
- Learning disorders
- Development delays
- Cerebral palsy
Treatments can range from short-term breathing support to long-term physical and occupational therapy. Your health care team can work with you to establish a beneficial treatment plan for you. While you focus on your physical recovery or on helping a loved one manage their recovery, your lawyer can focus on helping you fight for the financial recovery you might be entitled to collect.
We Can Help Determine the Cause of Your Asphyxia
We may be able to use your medical records, along with your health care provider’s notes and observations of your condition or procedures, to prove the cause of your current condition. We might also consult with our own medical experts to help prove the cause of your asphyxia and assign financial liability.
Doctors may suspect asphyxia in infants and adults if they notice one or more of the following signs and symptoms:
- Poor color
- Low blood pressure
- Trouble breathing
- Loss of memory loss
- Poor motor coordination
Contact our team after you receive a definitive diagnosis so that we can start building your case. Your case file may contain documents and evidence that support the cause of your injury, its physical effects, and its financial aftermath. Supporting documents and evidence might include:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Medical receipts
- Medical referrals
- Expert testimonials
- Income statements
After we collect evidence for your case, we can use it to show what caused your injuries and how the at-fault party’s negligence contributed to your losses. We can also add items to your case file that shows your diagnosis’s short- and long-term financial consequences.
A Pittsburgh asphyxia lawyer on our team can help you build your medical malpractice case. Contact our team at Berger and Green by calling (412) 661-1400 today. You can discuss your condition, losses, and expected losses with a member of our team, who can explain to you what your legal options are.
We Keep You Updated on the Progress of Your Case
With more than 40 years of experience, we know how important it is to have your case heard. We put in the effort to give you the attention you need to understand your legal concerns. Our team is ready to provide you with responsive care and support. When you trust your medical malpractice case to our legal team, we also:
- Ensure your case complies with the statute of limitations
- Visit you in your home and hospital room if needed
- Charge no attorney’s fees unless we win or settle your case
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for our medical malpractice clients. If you are interested in filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, contact our team to find out how to start building your case.
We File Your Claim on Time
If you or a loved one sustained a medical injury in Pittsburgh, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, you must do so in compliance with Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations. According to 42 Pa. C.S.A. §5524, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file your lawsuit. However, according to the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act, patients also have up to seven years since the alleged medical error to file a claim. This allows time for patients to file, in case they did not experience symptoms until much later on.
If you fail to meet the statutory deadline, you may not be able to pursue compensation from the at-fault physician or facility that caused the asphyxia. Your case might get dismissed, and your financial damages might have to be paid by you.
Because the court will not let you file your lawsuit past the statutory deadline, the sooner you contact our medical malpractice team, the better. Our team can make sure your case is filed on time.
Pittsburgh Asphyxia Lawyer Near Me 412-661-1400
We Can Help You Fight for the Compensation You Need
If you, your child, or another loved one was diagnosed with asphyxia caused by medical malpractice, this may entitle you or your loved one to financial compensation. Contact our legal team for more information on how a Pittsburgh asphyxia lawyer may help you build your medical malpractice case.
Call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 today.