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.
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  • Fetal Bradycardia Birth Injuries

    …Did your child suffer brain damage due to fetal bradycardia? Our Texas birth injury attorneys are happy to look into the facts of your case free of charge and explain the options available to you and your family moving forward. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. Fetal Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate) Labor is a complicated…

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  • Fetal Acidosis Birth Injuries

    … can result. When shoulder dystocia is present, there can be a delay in delivery leading to a lack of oxygen to the fetus, and thus, acidosis. When a child’s head is too large to enter or pass through the birth canal, it can lead to a number of complications including acidosis or brain damage. The birth of a child that is extremely large can…

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  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    … contractions which may lead to tears in the uterus. Uterine scar tissue due to things like fibroids or cancer surgery. Women who have had many previous births, especially if they were done via cesarean section are at a higher risk of experiencing uterine rupture. Abusing drugs such as cocaine can have a detrimental effect on uterine integrity…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Vacuum-Assisted Delivery

    … injury such as hypoxia. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the use of a vacuum extraction (also referred to as “ventouse” or vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery) to facilitate delivery has the potential to cause unnecessary risk to the health of the baby. Some of the factors to consider before using this method of delivery include…

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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…

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  • Birth Injury Statistics in America

    … and require a lifetime of assistance. The most-common types of birth injuries are: Brain Damage Hypoxia or Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Cerebral Palsy Erb’s Palsy Klumpke’s Palsy Shoulder Dystocia Paralysis or Damage to the Spinal Cord Infant Torticollis (trauma to the neck muscles). Ptosis (droopy eyelids). Broken Bones…

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  • Dallas Pitocin® Birth Injury Lawyers

    … as the mother’s body tries to get its systems back in equilibrium. This can lead to a weak fetal heart rate which can then jeopardize the functioning of various organs in the unborn baby, and may lead to the development of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and even cerebral palsy. Brain damage – Since contractions caused by Pitocin are so strong, both…

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

    … Congenital heart disease Placental abruption – the lining of the placenta separates from the mother’s uterus Cardiovascular collapse Umbilical cord prolapse – the umbilical cord leaves the uterus before or at the same time as the fetus Oxygen deprivation Shoulder dystocia – the baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone during labor…

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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…

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  • Can I still recover for a TBI if I was not wearing a bicycle helmet?

    … head injury, deceleration injury, chemical or toxin exposure, hypoxia, tumor, infection, or stroke.2 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries have significant impact al they account for 30% of all injury deaths which translates to nearly 140 deaths per day. Traumatic brain injuries can occur for a number…

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  • Midwife Malpractice

    …. The child was later diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and a variety of developmental delays. The child is unable to walk or talk, cannot hold his head up or sit without help. He receives nutrition through a gastrostomy tube and requires assistance for all activities of his daily life. As a result of all the problems…

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