The terms hypoxia and anoxia both refer to oxygen deficiency, a condition that can have disastrous effects for an infant during labor and delivery. Hypoxia may be specifically defined as a lower-than-normal level of oxygen in the blood, while anoxia is defined as a complete lack or absence of oxygen. Hypoxia and anoxia can lead to brain damage, which can affect a child’s life in every way possible. Extreme cases of oxygen deficiency can lead to death.
The Lancione Law Firm has extensive experience dealing with birth injury claims related to anoxia and hypoxia. If your child experienced a lack of oxygen during birth, it is important to consider what caused this. If malpractice was involved, the at-fault doctor, nurse, or facility may be held accountable – and this means that your child’s lifelong care should be provided for.
The first step is a free consultation with Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione. He can answer your questions and help you understand what to expect. Call (440) 220-4439 to get started.
Consequences of Hypoxia & Anoxia
Hypoxia and anoxia can have immediate and long-term consequences, the true nature and extent of which are nearly impossible to determine. The impact that oxygen deprivation may have on an infant will vary greatly dramatically depending on the duration and the degree of brain damage. There is also much that the medical community has to learn about the brain and its ability to heal. However, there are certain conditions that have been linked to oxygen deprivation.
If it occurs before, during, or after childbirth, anoxia and hypoxia may cause:
When you come to our Cleveland hypoxia/anoxia lawyer, we will work closely with you and will carefully review all medical records, as well as prognoses by specialists, to determine how your child may be affected. This is essential if we are to recover a fair settlement or award to provide your child with the best care.
Call The Lancione Law Firm at (440) 220-4439 today to schedule your free case review.