Kansas City birth injury lawyer, Jeffrey Carey understands the difficulties of raising children suffering the life-long effects of birth injuries. Birth is a dangerous time for mother and child alike. It is essential that your providers make your delivery a priority. Facilities that neglect patients, fail to meet the standards of their profession, or ignore warning signs can devastate a child before they ever get a chance in life.
One of the most significant dangers at or near the time of birth is the possibility of asphyxia of the child in the womb. Until birth, only the umbilical cord carries oxygen to your child. Any severe or prolonged deprivation of blood flow through this lifeline can be deadly. When the child is asphyxiated they become hypoxic. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you decipher the medical evidence of hypoxia such as base deficit, pH, and clinical factors. Hypoxic injury is known to cause neurological disorders which are under the umbrella term of Neonatal Encephalopathy. Symptoms can include muscle spasticity, low muscle tone or laxity, delayed physical and mental development, and seizures.
Mechanisms of hypoxia can vary. Birth injury is strongly associated with stained meconium, low apgar scores at birth and over the first ten minutes of life, low pH, a large base deficit in blood gasses, uterine rupture, gestational hypertension, post-term deliveries, and multiple other factors.
If you suspect that your child may have suffered a brain injury at birth, reach out of an experience birth injury lawyer at (816) 246-9445
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