Birth Injuries – A Lasting Dilemma
In some case a child may outgrow birth injuries, but for far too many parents the lasting effects of serious birth injuries such as Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy will last not only the parent’s lifetime, but also the child’s. Serious birth injuries including Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can require around the clock medical case, procedures and medications and with all of that comes never ending medical bills. Parents are often not expecting birth injuries to occur and the quality of life of parents and the child is permanently reduced. The only assistance or ease of these mounting medical and financial hardships may be by way of a birth injury law suit to recover some form of financial compensation for the parents to be able to properly care for their child.
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Explained
During a birth both the mother in labor and the child are at a higher risk for complications related to the pregnancy. As normal as the process can be, a delivery of a child always has the risk for complications that can occur without warning. A common complication is Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and simply put is related to the lack of proper oxygen flow during the birth. This complication can occur both naturally and as a result of medical staff’s negligence. Either way, if the lack of oxygen occurs during birth, there can be major and devastating injuries to the child. The most common of these would be permanent brain damage. As there is no cure and the medical conditions that ensue cannot be reversed, it is often prevention and proper medical training that will either result in a safe and healthy delivery, or the unfortunate and traumatic birth injury.
Causes of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
There are numerous reasons that Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can occur and as mentioned before, some are natural occurrences that can be dealt with and corrected during delivery, but some are a direct result of medical professionals and their negligence with respect to training, procedure execution and medical judgment. Common causes could be: Misreading, or a bad interpretation of the unborn child’s heart rat, Lack of oxygen due to prolonged delivery with too much time in a mother’s birth canal, Poor response time by medical staff to emergency complication, Complications related to the umbilical cord, Caesarean section complications not remedied or failure to initiate the procedure in a timely manner and or Trauma to the child’s brain during delivery.
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