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Perinatal Encephalopathy Malpractices

During the birthing process and pregnancy stage, the placenta and umbilical cord provide the developing baby with oxygen and nutrients which are essential to developing healthy.

When the oxygen supply is diminished or entirely shut off, valuable blood diverts, as nature prevails, from the brain to the lungs and heart.

In the oxygen supply, the interruption of blood to the brain of a child can present catastrophic implications on the child from developmental years through adulthood. 


In several of these cases related to oxygen deprivation, a baby may develop neurological complications, such as cerebral palsy, which will essentially require long-term medical treatment.

Oxygen deprivation and its extent to the baby can determine the extent of sustained injury.

Even reduced blood flow to the fetus can present adverse consequences; permanent brain damage can happen within minutes.

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
and Anoxic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopahy, and Anoxic Encephalopahy usually describe oxygen deprived from the developing baby.

Typically, Anoxic Encephalopathy can refer to a decrease in the level of oxygen to the fetus that is developing. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy can refer to a circumstance where the oxygen supply of the baby is diminished severely.

Numerous likely problems can be contributed to perinatal encephalopathy, such as: ruptured uterus, twisted or obstructed umbilical cord, separation of the placenta, or trauma.

In identifying circumstances where prenatal encephalopathy can arise, the most crucial tool is the fetal monitor. 


Medical staff should take action promptly once circumstances, such as an increase in heart rate, are detected.

Perinatal encephalopathy malpractices can result in lawsuits for babies during the birthing process who are sufferers of irreversible oxygen deprivation.

Birth injury attorneys dedicate themselves to seek financial compensation for babies who sustained various birth injuries from perinatal encephalopathy malpractices during the process of delivery and labor.

Cerebral palsy attorneys will not only evaluate the case for you to determine if there was any present negligent care, but litigate the lawsuit to ensure the necessary medical treatment for the future of your child is fulfilled.

Healthcare facilities and physicians can recognize, from an economic and professional perspective, the importance of a birth injury; in relation to perinatal encephalopathy malpractices, even the most obvious negligence cases, consequently, may be defended vigorously.

To represent your child in these types of cases, when selecting an attorney, it is crucial that the choice you make has the necessary resources and experience to review the situation from start to finish.

Nurse practitioners, nurses, nurse midwives and obstetricians need to know that eclampsia and other medical conditions, such as a compressed or prolapsed umbilical cord, placental abruption, or ruptured uterus can result in loss of oxygen which can kill a child or cause injury to the brain permanently.

High blood pressure, high uterine pressures, abdominal trauma, seizures, or hyperstimulation of the uterus can also result in a lack of oxygen, and blood to reach the brain of a baby.

You want to be assured an attorney will invest every resource needed to review your case right to the very end.

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

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