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Hypoxia is a condition caused by oxygen deprivation at the tissue level. There are two types of hypoxia:
- General, affecting the whole body
- Localized, affecting a single part or region of the body
When hypoxia occurs during labor or delivery and nothing is done to address the condition, birth injury may be unavoidable.
The attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of experience helping families deal with the emotional and financial consequences of birth injuries. If your child was injured during labor or delivery, you may be entitled to compensation for all related medical and rehabilitation expenses. If your child’s injury will result in lifelong struggles, your family may be entitled to compensation for all related financial damages along with considerations for emotional and physical suffering.
Every birth injury case begins with tragedy. The event itself can be so shocking that families are left reeling, unsure where to turn for support. If you have found yourself in this situation, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance are here to help.
Between 8 and 12 percent of all vaginal births in the United States are overseen by midwives. The primary functions of a midwife are assisting with labor and delivery and providing care and support for new mothers and their babies. Midwives undergo training and education similar to an RN.
Oxytocin is a hormone and neuropeptide that works to stimulate uterine muscles during labor and delivery. Oxytocin also increases the production of prostaglandins, a group of lipids that help induce labor through contractions.
Babies Can’t Wait is a program developed by the Office of Child Health to provide special assistance, guidance, and support for children born with special needs.