Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Cerebral hypoxia is a form of hypoxia (reduced supply of oxygen) specifically involving the brain; when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen it is called cerebral anoxia. There are four categories of cerebral hypoxia; they are, in order of severity: diffuse cerebral hypoxia (DCH), focal cerebral ischemia, cerebral infarction, and global cerebral ischemia. Prolonged hypoxia induces neuronal cell death via apoptosis, resulting in a hypoxic brain injury.Cases of total oxygen deprivation are termed "anoxia", which can be hypoxic in origin—i.e., reduced oxygen availability—or ischemic in origin—i.e., oxygen deprivation due to a disruption in blood flow.
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    … at the start of your treatment. There must a breach of this relationship by way of a negligent act (e.g., failing to identify or treat and infection, failing to monitor fetal distress signals, failing to perform a timely c-section, etc), resulting in your baby sustaining an injury due to the negligent act. The medical professional’s treatment or care…

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  • Errors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    …., improper insertion of a breathing tube, feeding tube, IV or central line). Failure to properly diagnose and treat bleeding in the brain (intracranial/intraventricular/subgaleal hemorrhages). Failure to promptly diagnose and treat hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Discuss your options with an attorney. With over 25 years of experience…

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  • Fetal Acidosis Birth Injuries

    …Has your child suffered a birth injury related to fetal acidosis? Fetal acidosis is a medical term which refers to increased acidity levels in the blood, and is often a precursor to serious birth injuries such as fetal hypoxia or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Fetal acidosis usually occurs in newborn babies when the child suffers from a lack…

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  • C-Section Complications, Birth Injuries & Medical Malpractice

    … to suffer a serious birth injury. Some of the more-common birth injuries that can develop during/after a C-section include: Scarring, lacerations, and abrasions Lack of oxygen to the baby (hypoxia) Development of cerebral palsy Development of Erb’s Palsy (injury to the brachial plexus) Premature birth, causing underdeveloped lungs, heart…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Uterine Tachysystole

    … the cervix, the muscles of this organ may clamp onto the baby’s soft and pliable head in a rhythmic manner, leading to head trauma. In addition, the baby might get deprived of oxygen due to obstruction of the umbilical cord for minutes at a time. The placenta, which provides nutrients and blood to the baby, can even separate from the uterus…

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  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    … as the baby’s home during the 9-month period that it takes to develop into a human being. This is an oxygen-rich environment that’s full of nutrients, the baby’s own waste, and amniotic fluid. This environment must maintain homeostasis at all times in order for the baby to be kept alive and healthy. Uterine rupture can be defined as any condition…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Forceps Delivery

    … Injuries to the urethra Anemia Tears and lacerations in the lower part of the genital area Even if the health care provider does an episiotomy, there is a risk of postpartum bleeding and infection. It’s important to take a forceps delivery seriously. You need to be certain to have your baby’s brain evaluated for a number of related birth…

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  • Dallas Pitocin® Birth Injury Lawyers

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  • $3 Million Cerebral Palsy Recovery

    … Total Recovery: $3,000,000.00 Birth Injury / Cerebral Palsy Our attorneys were hired by the parents of a newborn child who suffered a severe birth injury. Due to the failure of medical professionals during the labor process, the child developed hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, severe spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, microcephaly, mental…

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    … Total Recovery: $2,997,000.00 Birth Injury / Cerebral Palsy As a result of negligence by the hospital and nursing staff, our client’s child was born with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and cerebral palsy. It was discovered that the nursing staff failed to properly evaluate the child’s vital signs, failed to communicate the child’s status…

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  • Midwife Malpractice

    … that the midwife (who was with the patient) was a student, and did not believe it was his responsibility to supervise her. Even after the obstetrician became aware that circumstances warranted immediate delivery of the baby, it was another hour before he obtained patient consent for a Cesarean section and didn’t notify the anesthesiologist…

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