Oxygen Deficiency in Childbirth
Los Angeles Birth Trauma Lawyers
Oxygen deficiency during childbirth is a serious problem. When the flow of oxygen to an infant is interrupted or stopped for a long period of time, this may lead to irreparable brain and organ damage, or even death. Medical conditions related to oxygen deficiency during childbirth include: hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, brain damage, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and developmental delays. This may be a particular risk in complicated pregnancies or childbirths, and in the presence of medical malpractice or negligence the risk is much greater.
All doctors have an obligation to provide a professional level of medical care in accordance with the accepted standards of the time. When an OB/GYN or obstetrician is negligent in any way, this may result in serious injury to both mother and baby. Oxygen deficiency is a primary concern in these situations. If your child was diagnosed with a medical condition related to oxygen deficiency, it is important to consider whether medical malpractice may have been involved. Contact a Los Angeles birth injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today for more information about birth trauma, birth injuries, and how these may be related to negligent or wrongful conduct on the part of a medical professional.
What Leads to Oxygen Deficiency?
Oxygen deficiency may be caused due to umbilical cord complications, as well as a delayed cesarean section, uterine rupture, shoulder dystocia, breech delivery or other issues that may lead to the baby not getting enough oxygen or blood flow to the brain. If a doctor fails to act quickly when faced with a complication or fails to provide the level of medical care that should be provided, this may mean that the baby will suffer from oxygen deficiency, leading to serious injury.
Contact a Los Angeles birth injury attorney at our law firm today to see how your child's medical condition may be related to malpractice.