Birth asphyxia, a significant medical concern in newborns, arises when an infant fails to receive enough oxygen before, during, or immediately after birth. This condition can lead to serious, sometimes permanent damage in infants, influenced by the duration and severity of the oxygen deprivation and the promptness of receiving effective treatment. At ACTS LAW, we specialize in offering legal support to families grappling with the consequences of birth asphyxia.
Birth asphyxia can result from various factors, including:
The injury process in birth asphyxia can potentially occur in two phases. The first stage involves immediate cell damage from the initial lack of oxygen. The second stage, known as reperfusion injury, can continue for days or weeks after normal blood flow and oxygen levels are restored, causing additional damage from toxins released by the damaged cells.
Infants who suffer prolonged oxygen deprivation may experience permanent damage to vital organs including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, and bowels. In cases involving premature babies, this can lead to conditions like cerebral palsy, impaired vision, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or developmental disabilities. Severe asphyxia can potentially result in organ failure or death.
Common symptoms of birth asphyxia include weak or absent breathing, poor muscle tone, bluish or pale skin color, low heart rate, umbilical cord pressure, maternal low blood pressure, high acid levels in blood, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, and seizures.
Birth asphyxia may be linked to substandard medical care or errors during childbirth. Physicians are trained to recognize and address symptoms of birth asphyxia, and failure to do so can result in severe neurological issues or death. ACTS LAW specializes in representing families affected by birth asphyxia. Our team of experienced attorneys understands the complexities of these cases and is committed to helping you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
At ACTS LAW, we review medical records in detail to determine if there was adequate monitoring of the baby and mother, whether necessary tests were conducted, appropriate treatment was given, and if the baby received proper care after birth. We are dedicated to exploring all legal options to support your case. If you believe your child has suffered a birth injury in Los Angeles due to medical negligence, it’s essential to understand your legal rights. Our team at ACTS LAW is here to assist you. Contact us at (833) ACTS-Law or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with an experienced birth injury attorney and discuss your legal options.
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