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Anoxia/Hypoxia Attorneys in New Hampshire

What Are Anoxia & Hypoxia?

Generally speaking, anoxia and hypoxia are two relatively common hazards of childbirth. Anoxia is the complete absence of oxygen to vital organs (including the brain) despite adequate blood flow, whereas hypoxia is the decrease of oxygen to vital organs (including the brain) despite adequate blood flow. There are many ways in which anoxia and hypoxia can occur during labor and delivery. Sadly, in many instances, nurses and doctors fail to properly address anoxia and/or hypoxia. When this occurs, the consequences can be devastating—and the medical professional/facility at fault can be held legally responsible.

At Abramson, Brown & Dugan, we fight for the rights of injured infants and their families. Our New Hampshire anoxia/hypoxia birth injury lawyers have handled countless cases involving medical malpractice and negligence. We understand the complexities of this area of law and are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your child’s future.

Did medical negligence cause your child to suffer preventable harm due to anoxia or hypoxia? Contact our firm online or by calling (603) 323-4622 to find out how we can help. We offer free initial consultations for all new and potential clients.

Is Brain Damage Caused by Anoxia/Hypoxia Treatable?

Advances in medicine have brought about new treatments for anoxia and hypoxia. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to stop or decrease the damage caused by anoxia/hypoxia. The child is placed in an oxygen chamber and exposed to high amounts of oxygen to limit or reverse damage. However, this treatment must be prescribed quickly and is generally only effective when an infant suffered less than five minutes of oxygen deprivation. After five minutes with little or no oxygen, brain damage is generally irreversible.

Testing and diagnosis should occur immediately after delivery if your child stopped breathing at any point. This is crucial for treatment and recovery. It is also important to note that even if your child does not seem to exhibit any signs of injury after experiencing anoxia and/or hypoxia, you should still closely monitor your child and his or her development to ensure that symptoms of brain damage do not appear later.

How Anoxia & Hypoxia Relate to Medical Malpractice

Inexperience, lack of proper training, or general negligence can all result in anoxia/hypoxia birth injuries.

Some of the most common ways in which medical malpractice leads to or worsens anoxia and hypoxia injuries include:

  • Prolonged labor/failure to perform an emergency C-section
  • Failure to properly address signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to address umbilical cord issues, including prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Failure to administer treatment for anoxia/hypoxia in timely manner

If your child suffered brain damage or died after not breathing during delivery, you may be able to pursue legal action. The first step in building a case is determining liability by proving that one or more parties acted negligently and that this negligence directly or indirectly led to your child’s injuries or death. From there, our New Hampshire anoxia/hypoxia lawyers can help you work to hold the responsible parties accountable for your damages.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Us Today

Every situation is different. It’s important that you consult with an attorney about your particular circumstances. At Abramson, Brown & Dugan, we offer compassionate, personalized legal counsel to all of our clients. Our team of attorneys is highly awarded for their legal services and our firm has successfully settled and tried more medical malpractice cases than any other law firm in the state. When you turn to us for help with your birth injury case, we will take the time to listen to your story and devise a plan of legal action tailored to your goals.

Reach out to us at (603) 323-4622 to speak with a birth injury lawyer in New Hampshire today.

Our Team

  • Mark Abramson

    Mark Abramson Attorney

    Mark A. Abramson is an experienced New Hampshire birth injury attorney and a founder of Abramson, Brown & Dugan. He has devoted the past 40+ years to helping victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury rebuild their lives. At the firm, he regularly handles highly complex cases, including those involving birth injuries and wrongful death.

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  • Kevin Dugan

    Kevin Dugan Attorney

    Kevin F. Dugan is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice throughout the state. He became a founding member of Abramson, Brown & Dugan after relocating from Florida—where he completed his undergraduate and law degree—to New Hampshire.

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  • Holly Haines

    Holly Haines Attorney

    Holly B. Haines is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney who has been with the firm since 2003. Prior to joining Abramson, Brown & Dugan, she served as a judicial law clerk at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the New Hampshire Superior Court for three years.

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  • Jared Green

    Jared Green Attorney

    Jared R. Green is an experienced birth injury attorney in New Hampshire. He has been working with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 1992 when he was still in law school. Over the past 25+ years, he has helped injured victims and their families throughout the state, providing sound legal counsel and dedicated representation.

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  • Nick Abramson

    Nick Abramson Attorney

    Nick Abramson joined Abramson, Brown & Dugan in 2016 after spending four years as a federal criminal prosecutor. Now, with the firm, he focuses his practice on high-damage personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He has handled a variety of complex matters, including failure to diagnose, medication errors, and wrongful births.

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  • Elie Maalouf

    Elie Maalouf Attorney

    Elie Maalouf is an associate attorney at Abramson, Brown & Dugan. As a skilled New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, he focuses on representing victims of medical negligence and severe personal injury throughout the state. He strives to provide each client with the compassionate, one-on-one attention they deserve and the aggressive advocacy they need.

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  • Eva Bleich

    Eva Bleich Attorney

    Eva Bleich has been with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 2008. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia for 20 years. In her time spent as a New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, Eva has helped numerous individuals and families navigate the medical malpractice litigation process.

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