ROB LEVINE, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER
VICTIM OF BIRTH ASPHYXIA? GET AN ATTORNEY
Birth asphyxia is one of the many birth injuries that can occur because of medical negligence. This occurs when the infant experiences a lack of oxygen. Birth asphyxia can occur for several reasons such as cord compression, placental detachment, or breathing in meconium. Doctors are trained to properly monitor mother and child. It is their responsibility to recognize signs of distress and act accordingly to minimize the chance of birth asphyxia. Lack of oxygen to a baby during pregnancy, labor, or delivery can have tragic repercussions. One of the most common results of birth asphyxia is a brain injury.
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SIDE EFFECTS OF BIRTH ASPHYXIA
Depending on how quickly birth asphyxia is addressed, there can be a variety of side effects that occur. Due to the lack of oxygen reaching the brain, any of the following injuries may occur:
- Cerebral palsy
- Impaired development
- Fetal stroke
- Physical impairments
HOW CAN AN EXPERIENCED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER HELP?
Anything can happen throughout the complex processes of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. All injuries that happen to children are heartbreaking and can be prevented. If you feel as though medical malpractice may have played a part in your birth injury, reach out for legal advice and an experienced attorney will investigate your case.
WAS IT MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?
Birth asphyxia, while traumatic, is not always the fault of a medical professional. This birth injury can occur due to a wide variety of circumstances. However, it is important to recognize when the situation may have occurred because of medical negligence.
Examples of medical negligence that may result in birth asphyxia include:
- Failure to acknowledge existing risks or complications
- Delayed cesarean delivery
- Failure to respond to signs of fetal distress
- Improper use of birth tools
- Failure to treat injuries quickly and accordingly
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