Birth Asphyxia and Medical Malpractice
Lack of oxygen or oxygen deprivation at the time of a baby’s birth is called birth asphyxia. It is one of the most common causes of birth injury and leads to brain damage or other complications.
Lack of oxygen or decreased blood flow may lead to a serious condition called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or HIE, which needs immediate treatment of therapeutic hypothermia. However, an infant suffering from birth asphyxia is at risk of permanent and irreversible brain damage. Know more about the condition by reading below.
Causes of Birth Asphyxia
Many medical conditions can cause birth asphyxia. In general, these are complications arising from the placenta, uterus, or umbilical cord during pregnancy. Among them are the following: