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Hypoxia Symptoms and Effects

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Brain cells require constant oxygen and begin to die minutes after the oxygen supply suddenly disappears or is severely lessened. When the entire body or a portion of it is deprived of sufficient oxygen, hypoxia results and many types of birth injuries can occur. Lack of oxygen during labor or delivery can cause brain injuries and various types of cerebral palsy. Permanent damage to the brain can happen rapidly and in some cases death will be the final result. Premature babies are at risk for hypoxia as their lungs have not fully developed and special care is frequently taken to prevent preterm infants from getting this condition.

Problems with feeding, abnormal reflexes, seizures, a blue discoloration of the skin and breathing problems are all signs that a child may be suffering from hypoxia. Medical malpractice by an obstetrician or other health care provider can bring about hypoxia, leaving your child with a condition that will last their lifetime. Fetal heart tracing and standard medical procedures are designed to detect problems that can lead to hypoxia and if the signs are caught early enough, treatment can begin on an emergency basis.

If you child has the symptoms of hypoxia or has been definitively diagnosed, you are well within your rights to contact a California birth injury lawyer at Bostwick & Peterson LLP to help find the cause of the condition and who is responsible.

Medical Care for Hypoxia

The events which lead up to hypoxia in your child and its consequences will need to be thoroughly investigated and documented. Hospital and medical bills may have already exceeded your ability to pay and your child may require extensive care in the future. Loss of wages and emotional trauma added to an already tough financial situation makes compensation for your family an urgent matter.

Mr. Bostwick and Mr. Peterson have a combined 60 years of successful experience to draw upon in resolving your case. Over $500 million in compensation has already been secured for our clients and our record is based on the fact that we are dedicated to fighting for the legal rights of people in similar situations to yours.

If hypoxia has resulted in cerebral palsy or other injury to your child, please contact a California cerebral palsy attorney for help.

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