Brain injuries that result from medical malpractice affect patients of all ages. This results in a lack of oxygen to the brain during any medical procedure or childbirth. Brain injuries are not just to diagnose, and patients hardly recover even if they get proper treatment. When it comes to the life of the victim, these injuries have life-altering results for the person and their families, who have to accept the task of imparting care and medical treatment to the victim for life.
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Birth injuries and facts to note
Two types of injuries might take place during the delivery or the birth process- the first being injuries caused due to the lack of oxygen flow to the brain and any injury due to trauma. The lack of oxygen to the brain is called hypoxia or asphyxia. This causes disability for life, and depending on which part of the brain has been affected and the level and duration of the deprivation of oxygen, the disability is caused for life.
In the childbirth process, there is a small reduction in the oxygen supply to the brain, and this is why several babies are born with some sort of asphyxia known as birth depression at birth. However, due to the reserve flow of oxygen and blood that the baby gets in the uterus via the placenta, most babies have some form of depression or hypoxia at birth. This is treated with simulation after their birth, and in case, though this happens rarely, if they suffer any injury to the brain, this stays for life.
The common brain injuries are-
- During labor or after the delivery, there is a compression in the umbilical cord.
- There is a prolapse of the umbilical cord at the time of the delivery.
- The placenta gets separated before the baby is delivered.
- A uterus- rupture.
All of the above conditions call for an obstetrical emergency that might result in the baby being delivered fast, generally via an emergency cesarean section. Most hospitals can perform this in 30 minutes after the obstetrician decides to go ahead with the surgery. These emergencies often need the delivery to be done within 15 to 20 minutes to prevent any sort of injury to the baby’s brain. In case it is not done, you can opt for some advice from Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel& Associates to determine whether this is a case for medical malpractice or not.