Baltimore, MD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/23/2018 -- When a patient under medical care experiences respiratory distress, immediate action must be taken by the attending physician to prevent cell death and brain damage. If not intubated immediately and correctly, a doctor can be at fault for the injuries sustained to the patient. The cerebral palsy malpractice lawyers at Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz are representing those patients affected by delayed intubation resulting in brain damage or injury from the subsequent lack of oxygen.
The signs of respiratory distress are not difficult to recognize. Labored breathing, an elevated respiratory rate, and wheezing are common signals a patient is in need of oxygen. When a patient exhibits these symptoms, the attending doctor must evaluate and remedy the situation promptly, or the patient may suffer severe cell death and brain injury.
When a doctor decides to intubate a patient, they have only a small number of attempts before complications arise and other efforts must be taken. Unfortunately, some doctors are not adequately trained in providing alternative airways and continue futile attempts to intubate. This can result in brain damage and even death.
Those affected by delayed intubation and a resulting brain injury should contact the legal team of Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz immediately. Often, delayed intubation is avoidable. There are other manners of creating alternative airways including emergency surgery that should be taken if intubation attempts fail. If a doctor continues to try to intubate after multiple failed efforts, it is considered negligence.
Patients or family members of patients who are the victims of this type of medical negligence, and those in need of birth injury attorneys in Baltimore, should contact the lawyers at Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz as soon as possible, so they can evaluate the case and pursue legal recourse.
For more information and to schedule a consultation, visit http://www.cerebralpalsylawdoctor.com/ or call 1-877-292-6491 today.
About Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz
Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz is a nationally recognized medical malpractice and cerebral palsy law firm, which includes doctor-lawyers who represent birth injured children in Maryland, the District of Columbia and throughout the United States on a pro hoc vice basis (with permission of the court).
To learn more, visit their website at http://www.cerebralpalsylawdoctor.com/.
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