Oxygen therapy is the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention, which can be for a variety of purposes in both chronic and acute patient care. Oxygen is essential for cell metabolism, and in turn, tissue oxygenation is essential for all normal physiological functions.High blood and tissue levels of oxygen can be helpful or damaging, depending on circumstances and oxygen therapy should be used to benefit the patient by increasing the supply of oxygen to the lungs and thereby increasing the availability of oxygen to the body tissues, especially when the patient is suffering from hypoxia and/or hypoxaemia.
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  • Daycare Worker Charged with Felony after Toddler Suffers Brain Damage

    … injuries were unknown at the time of his statement, Lloyd says that it was clear there would be some kind of brain damage due to the lack of oxygen to the child’s brain. Shortly after the incident, officials brought forward third-degree felony charges against Casey Bertelson for recklessly causing a physical injury on a child. If convicted, Casey…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Nuchal Cord Birth Injury Lawyer

    … cord can become tangled around the child’s neck and pose a serious risk of brain damage or fetal death. This is referred to as a “nuchal cord.” A nuchal cord can and should be detected via ultrasound during the mother’s prenatal checkups. While most instances of a nuchal cord do not result in the need for emergency surgery or cesarean section…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • 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…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • 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…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Dallas Zoloft® Birth Defect Lawyers

    … is left untreated, your child may face complications such as seizures, organ failure, and brain hemorrhage. Babies born with persistent pulmonary hypertension may be given emergency treatment such as oxygen therapy. In addition, doctors may decide to supply them with nitric oxygen (which relaxes blood vessels to ease breathing). Lastly, they may…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Swimming Pool Accidents in Hotels

    …: Brain damage from oxygen deprivation (anoxia1 or hypoxia2) Traumatic brain injury from head trauma Broken bones Burns and electrocution injuries Evisceration Death As you can see, many of the injuries caused by pool accidents are highly serious and can have an extreme effect on your family. As a result, you should always seek…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 7 readers -
  • My Child Was Born with Hypoxia, Can I Sue for This Birth Injury?

    … What is Hypoxia? Hypoxia occurs when a baby receives inadequate oxygen to its brain before, during, or after delivery. The condition can lead to brain injury and, if improperly treated, may progress into a permanent disorder, such as cerebral palsy, cognitive deficiencies, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). However, hypoxia doesn’t…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 9 readers -
  • Infant Wrongful Death Lawyer

    … or sedation during the labor process (in an attempt to lessen pain or induce contractions) can affect the baby’s young biological systems, overwhelming them and potentially leading to brain damage or even death. Oxygen deprivation – Asphyxiation during delivery can lead to hypoxia, a term which means loss of oxygen to vital body organs…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Failure to Communicate Change in Condition

    … and about to have her first child. There had been no problems with the pregnancy, and her labor began just a week before her due date. However, after she had been at the hospital for two hours, she was forced to undergo a c-section due to fetal distress. The OBGYN delivered the baby, and there were no obvious adverse effects to the mother. Still…

    Ethan Manning/ www.bluegrassjustice.com- 39 readers -
  • Retinal Detachment Symptoms and Treatment

    … Although many people express themselves by rolling their eyes, ultimately, eyes are supposed to stay properly attached and in place, but those who suffer from retinal detachment experience some trouble with this. The retina is an important layer of tissue that is on the back of the eye and is supplied with the oxygen it needs for proper…

    Ethan Manning/ www.bluegrassjustice.com- 31 readers -
  • 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…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
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