Ischemia occurs when the flow of blood to the brain becomes restricted or inadequate. With as few as five minutes of inadequate oxygen, brain cells can begin to die. If adequate blood flow and oxygen are not restored quickly, permanent brain damage or death can result.
The birth injury lawyers at The Becker Law Firm in Cleveland, Ohio understand how medical negligence can lead to ischemia and cause serious harm. If your child suffers from serious physical or mental impairments, we can help you determine if medical malpractice was involved.
Contact our Cleveland infant ischemia lawyers at (440) 252-4399. Free consultations are available
Causes Of Ischemia & Hypoxia during delivery
Ischemia occurs when the fetus experiences a shortage of oxygen. Hypoxia is a complete lack of oxygen. Reduced blood flow during birth can affect the overall health of the fetus, but it primarily causes damage to the brain. This brain damage can result in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
HIE and other conditions may be caused by:
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Prolonged labor and delivery
- Severely reduced blood pressure in the mother or fetus
Obstetrical caregivers must be prepared to treat ischemia, hypoxia, and other emergency conditions. If they fail to recognize the symptoms and respond appropriately, the child and his or her family will pay the price for a lifetime.
Our attorneys have won significant verdicts and settlements for families whose children have suffered brain damage due to obstetrical negligence. Call (440) 252-4399 to get started on your case.
Contact an infant Ischemia Lawyer in Cleveland Immediately!
Our Cleveland birth injury attorneys cannot turn back the clock and correct permanent brain damage. However, a just verdict or settlement can make caring for a seriously disabled child financially easier to bear.
To speak to an attorney about your child's injury, please contact us by email or call (440) 252-4399. We offer a free initial consultation at our offices in Cleveland and Elyria.