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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Malpractices

A newborn can breathe meconium during his or her bowel movement into his or her lungs right before or in the duration of delivery, and develop the meconium aspiration syndrome complication.

Most babies with meconium aspiration syndrome can recover fully with proper treatment of antibiotics and suctioning.

When a hospital staff neglects, however, to recognize newborns with meconium aspiration syndrome, there’s a risk of catastrophic complications of the child which can result in permanent disabilities and injuries.

Most cases of meconium aspiration syndrome derive from being aware a baby suffered during the delivery process from a type of fetal distress.

When babies don’t receive an appropriate supply of oxygen and blood, their bodies are considered to respond to expelling meconium stress.

Knowing complications which can arise after fetal distress, physicians must monitor carefully the baby’s health to avoid meconium aspiration syndrome malpractices.

The most crucial method of fetal health monitoring is to monitor the fetus in order to identify complications.

Indications of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

Any obstetrician should be aware of the indications and dangers if meconium aspiration syndrome.

A baby with meconium in his or her amniotic fluid are at a risk much higher (100-fold) to develop various complications, such as respiratory diseases. 


During the release of meconium in amniotic fluid, it becomes visible as dark green and should be an indication initially that a child could’ve breathed in this substance.

The child typically, in addition, will have specific symptoms, such as: limpness; labored breathing; and bluish skin color.

If a child receives immediate meconium aspiration syndrome treatment, he or she are apt not to possess any extensive problems.

When these indications, however, are neglected and result in meconium aspiration syndrome malpractices, the child can be at risk of catastrophic health problems.

The nursing staff and attending physician has a responsibility to identify any likely problems which may ensue due to fetal distress.

When a newborn doesn’t receive treatment for the condition, the child will usually struggle to breathe and have a shortage of oxygen.

The lungs, as well, can be vastly compromised.

The child may sustain, due to complications: collapsed lung; aspiration pneumonia; damage to the brain; and persistent pulmonary hypertension, which is an inability to get appropriate supply of oxygen throughout a body.

Especially damage to the brain, these complications, can result in permanent mental and physical disabilities. 


The direct extent of damage, at first, may not be identifiable, but during the development of the child, behavioral and emotional issues may ensue.

These disabilities can be lifelong which can result in financial, physical and emotional problems for the child and family members.

Birth injury attorneys work with several of the leading physicians who can make an evaluation of fetal monitoring strip, and healthcare records to evaluate cases for meconium aspiration syndrome malpractices.

These cases may not require a vast amount of work to get the ball rolling, but an attorney can always provide for each case for the best possible outcome, and for each child, protect the legal rights.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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