Understanding The Risks And Dangers Of Hypoxia During Birth
An oxygen deficiency is as hazardous and potentially fatal to an unborn infant as it is to anyone else. Extended lack of oxygen during childbirth because of stress or complication involving the umbilical cord can result in a condition known as hypoxia, which can have lifelong and devastating results.
At the law office of Bredell & Bredell, our attorneys are highly experienced at handling a wide range of cases. We have the knowledge, reputation and experience to help you recover compensation when a doctor’s action or inaction has led to unnecessary suffering for your newborn and your family.
When A Doctor’s Negligence Causes Undue Harm
In many cases, a failure to monitor fetal heart rate or properly clear the airway following birth can be a direct cause of hypoxia and fetal distress. In other cases, the stress of a difficult childbirth can create respiratory distress in an unborn child, and failure to order a c-section can result in serious harm.
A hypoxic injury may result in:
- Infant brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Low Apgar scores
- Developmental disability
- Wrongful death
The tragic reality is that many cases of hypoxia are a direct result of physician or nurse negligence, and had medical personnel followed the standard of care, there would be no injury. Though the injury may or may not be immediately apparent, if you suspect that your infant has suffered a serious birth injury as a result of negligence or malpractice, it is important to get informed advice and have a professional review your case.
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