Hypoxia (also known as Hypoxiation or Anoxemia) is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. Hypoxia may be classified as either generalized, affecting the whole body, or local, affecting a region of the body. Although hypoxia is often a pathological condition, variations in arterial oxygen concentrations can be part of the normal physiology, for example, during hypoventilation training or strenuous physical exercise.Hypoxia differs from hypoxemia in that hypoxia refers to a state in which oxygen supply is insufficient, whereas hypoxemia refers specifically to states that have low arterial oxygen supply.
Posts about Hypoxia
  • Fetal Bradycardia Birth Injuries

    … be difficult to bring in Texas due to tort reform measures, you will be hard-pressed to find another law firm in Texas with more experience handling birth injury cases. Fetal bradycardia frequently leads to brain damage in newborns, and can even lead to the development of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder. If your child suffered a birth injury due…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Fetal Acidosis Birth Injuries

    … in the amount of acid in the blood and a dangerous drop in pH levels, leading to serious brain injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or cerebral palsy. Fetal Acidosis in Newborn babies If you believe that your doctors or nurses failed in their duty to identify, detect, and/or treat your child’s birth injury, we invite you to call our…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    …. Using tools such as forceps and clamps during delivery. Multiple fetuses or too much amniotic fluid, leading to a distended uterus. Uterine abnormalities of a genetic origin. Pre-labor screenings are important as they help single out any of the risks we’ve mentioned above. Failure to carry out these screenings can be looked at as medical…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Vacuum-Assisted Delivery

    … to be completely dilated and ready to deliver. While the injuries can vary based on the use of the vacuum extractor, some of the injuries that can occur include the following: Hemorrhages of the retina Skull fractures Brachial plexus injuries Cerebral palsy Hemorrhages in the brain Some of these conditions (especially if untreated) can…

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  • Warning Signs of Infant Brain Damage at Birth

    … to stopping the development of disorders such as cerebral palsy. Infant brain damage can result from several different factors, but the most-common cause is the lack of oxygen to the brain (often referred to as perinatal hypoxia, intrapartum asphyxia, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) during delivery. Doctors are trained to monitor fetal distress…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
  • Birth Injury Statistics in America

    … occur in mothers between 25-34 who were subjected to birthing tools (forceps, vacuum extraction, etc). On a broader scale, mothers who delivered without the help of instruments had 30% fewer birth injuries between 2000 and 2006 than mothers who delivered with the use of instruments. Obstetric trauma (injury to the mother during delivery) occurred…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • Dallas Pitocin® Birth Injury Lawyers

    … the baby and mother may suffer baby brain damage brought on by hemorrhages, strokes, and/or hypoxia. Embolism caused by amniotic fluid – As the contractions caused by Pitocin continue to get stronger, it’s possible for amniotic fluid to leak into the mother’s bloodstream, causing blood clots throughout her body. When these clots travel to vital…

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  • My Child Was Born with Hypoxia, Can I Sue for This Birth Injury?

    …, debilitating disability. Therefore, it’s crucial that hypoxia be identified as soon as possible. Neonatal hypoxia may occur anytime before, during, or after labor. Potential risk factors for hypoxia include: Infection Umbilical cord injuries Placental insufficiency – a blood flow disorder that leads to a lack of growth for the placenta…

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  • Infant Wrongful Death Lawyer

    … life-saving procedures, they potentially open themselves up to liability. Forceps Delivery – Sometimes, due to a baby’s overall size or cranial circumference, an infant may get stuck in the birth canal. This may necessitate the use of forceps and clamps to maneuver it out of the womb. Doctors may sometimes use excessive and an unreasonable amount…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Can I still recover for a TBI if I was not wearing a bicycle helmet?

    … of transportation. The CDC reports that out of the millions of Americans who ride bicycles only half of them actually wear a helmet which places a cyclist at a significantly greater risk of suffering from a head injury.4 Bicycle-accident related injuries disproportionately affect children and adolescents under the age of 20.5 In a study conducted five years ago…

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  • Midwife Malpractice

    … years of age) suffered permanent brain damage as the result of utero hypoxia. According to the plaintiff, during the latter part of the pregnancy and on the day the baby was born, the defendants failed to respond properly to obvious signs of fetal distress which caused serious hypoxia; this resulted in the infant suffering permanent brain damage…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
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