Oxygen deprivation, also known as asphyxia, is a significant risk for babies during the labor and delivery process. Lack of oxygen at birth can have long-term effects for the infant and his or her family. Hypoxia, or reduced oxygen to the brain, can cause long-term disabilities and developmental delays.
EVEN a relatively mild lack of oxygen around birth can be linked to long-term effects on a child's development, according to new research. It means that at-risk children should be monitored for Author: Eilish O'regan.
Just as anoxia describes an absence of oxygen, so hypoxia describes low oxygen levels. Hypoxia is also used to describe environmental areas, and it is also used to describe low oxygen levels medically, sometimes only one part of the body that has a decrease in oxygen levels such as one limb.
In general, you file a medical malpractice lawsuit in order to get compensation for a loss. In the case of a birth injury, that compensation may include medical expenses, the child’s future lost earnings, and ongoing therapy and care costs. It may also include intangible elements like pain and suffering.