New York Hypoxia And Brain Injury Lawyer
Did your child suffer a brain injury after childbirth?
During the birth process, some infants can suffer hypoxia, which is a deprivation
of oxygen in the blood. When hypoxia causes the brain to go without oxygen,
also called cerebral hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury can occur. Hypoxic
brain damage is a serious and permanent injury that can even result in
death of the infant. If your child has suffered brain damage during birth
and delivery, you may be able to file a lawsuit to compensate for your
An experienced NY medical malpractice lawyer can help you with your claim
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Hypoxia Can Cause Brain Damage
Hypoxia happens when a child is deprived of oxygen in the womb or during
the birth process. Hypoxia has four major categories, in order of their
severity. The types are diffuse cerebral hypoxia, focal cerebral ischemia,
cerebral infarction, and the most severe type, global cerebral ischemia.
When the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time, it causes the
death of cells. This results in brain damage. If your child has suffered
brain damage because of cerebral hypoxia during birth, you may be able
to file a claim for medical malpractice damages.
Doctors May Be Liable for Your Child's Brain Injuries
The birth process can result in hypoxia and brain damage if doctors do
not take care to safely deliver the child. Because the child is still
receiving his or her oxygen through the umbilical cord at the time of
birth, any compression on the umbilical cord can cause cerebral hypoxia.
In addition, any rupture of the placenta or uterus can also cause hypoxia
in the child. Breech position can restrict the flow of oxygen to the infant’s
brain, as can excessive delay in delivery.
If your child has been injured because of an obstetrician’s negligence
during delivery, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim
to compensate for your child’s injuries. An experienced Manhattan
medical malpractice lawyer can help you file a claim.
How will hypoxia affect your child?
Head injuries in children are potentially fatal. When cerebral hypoxia
causes brain damage in an infant, the resulting loss of brain function
is often irreversible. This damage will affect the child’s development
over time, and will follow them into their adulthood. Brain damage differs
based on the length of time of the oxygen deprivation and the areas of
the brain that are damaged. Brain damage can
affect cognitive abilities, sensory function, motor function, and many
other areas of development. Children with brain damage often require extensive care for their health problems.
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