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Hypoxia and Medical Malpractice Law

BirthHypoxia is caused by insufficient oxygen to a baby’s brain before, during, or after the birth. While hypoxia does not necessarily result in permanent injury, if addressed or treated improperly, it can cause permanent conditions like cerebral palsy, HIE or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or cognitive abnormalities.

In addition, although majority of babies born with a mild form of hypoxia can recover without permanent damage, moderate to severe forms of hypoxia can significantly increase the risk of a baby sustaining permanent disability.

Potential Causes of Hypoxia

The longer hypoxia is left untreated, the higher the risk that it can lead to debilitating and permanent disability. Because of this, it must be identified and addressed sooner rather than later. Hypoxia risk factors include the following:

  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Infection
  • Umbilical cord damage
  • Placental insufficiency or abruption
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cardiovascular collapse
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Abnormalities of brain blood vessels
Establishing Medical Malpractice

In majority of hypoxia cases, the injury is actually swift, but considered avoidable, which means that if the doctor and other medical professionals have taken proper measures, permanent damage could’ve been prevented. Considering the advances in identifying and treating hypoxia over the last 15 years, hypoxia that results in permanent disability may be caused by medical negligence of the doctor and other healthcare professionals.

According to medical malpractice law, all medical professionals should comply with the accepted care standards to make certain that any issues will be identified and treated accordingly. In the event that they fail to live up to these standards, and their actions have resulted in a baby being permanently injured, they may be held liable for negligence or medical malpractice.

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If you fee strongly that your baby’s birth injury may have been a result of negligence on the part of medical professionals before, during, or after your baby’s birth, you should discuss your case with experienced Atlanta birth injury lawyers as soon as you are able.

Calling for legal help will enable you to uphold your rights, get fair compensation for damages you’ve incurred, and focus on you and your baby’s health.

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