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Michigan Brain Hypoxia Attorney

Brain hypoxia is a type of birth injury that can have catastrophic consequences to the development of a child. It is a serious condition that often occurs due to complications in a child’s birth. When doctors do not take the proper precautions to minimize these risks, they may be practicing negligent behavior.

If you or a loved one has been affected by brain hypoxia, please contact the experienced Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at the Buchanan Firm. We are committed to giving you the dedicated service you deserve in this time of need.

What is Brain Hypoxia?

Brain hypoxia is a condition in which a baby does not receive adequate levels of oxygen to his or her brain before, during, or after birth. When the brain does not get enough oxygen for extended periods of time, the cells can die – causing damage that can potentially be permanent.

What Are the Effects of Brain Hypoxia?

If brain hypoxia is caught early, it can leave little impact to a baby’s health. However, it is important to note that, if a brain is deprived of oxygen, permanent brain damage can occur in as little as four minutes. Brain hypoxia can lead to:

  • Cognitive disorders
  • Weakened limbs
  • Seizures
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Cerebral palsy, a motor function disorder that may lead to partial or complete muscle paralysis
  • Death

Brain hypoxia has the potential to profoundly impact a child’s quality of life. If your child has been affected by brain hypoxia, our birth injury lawyers can help during a free consult.

What Are the Causes of Brain Hypoxia?

Brain hypoxia in a child can be caused by a number of reasons:

  • The baby may have their umbilical cord wrapped around their airway in the placenta.
  • The umbilical cord may be pinched during birth, cutting off oxygen supply
  • Should dystocia, a condition in which a child’s shoulder becomes lodged in the birth canal during labor
  • Previously undiscovered issues with the placenta
  • Excessive medication of the birthing mother
  • Preeclampsia, high blood pressure in a pregnant mother

Who is Accountable for Brain Hypoxia?

Doctors and medical professionals tasked with providing care to a pregnant mother are specially trained to detect and diagnose any potential problems that can lead to brain hypoxia in the child. Likewise, those who provide care and assistance through the labor and delivery process should have the education and experience to recognize any red flags that can cause complications.

Because we expect doctors to have the proper training, brain hypoxia should be an easily preventable condition in babies. A failure to do so in any of these circumstances may be considered negligence in the eyes of the law.

The Buchanan Medical Advantage

At the Buchanan Firm, we understand that brain hypoxia is a serious birth injury. Brain hypoxia can have severe physical, emotional, and financial impacts to a family. That is why our Michigan brai hypoxia lawyers are especially equipped to deal with cases involving complex, serious birth injuries with a dedicated team of certified medical experts with clinical experience. Our in-house medical team includes Helen J. Hicks MSN, a nurse with over 25 years of hands-on experience in a hospital.

Having a direct line to trusted medical counsel in the office allows us to conduct comprehensive medical reviews with a reputable source of medical expertise that we can count on. This helps us fully comprehend your situation. It also empowers us to prove negligence in your brain hypoxia case in the most effective way possible.

If you or a loved one has been affected by brain hypoxia due to medical malpractice, please contact the Buchanan Firm today. Our personal injury lawyers in Grand Rapids are committed to providing you with the exemplary counsel you deserve in this time of need.