Across the world, nearly half a million babies are born each day, most without any complications during the birthing process. Some babies are born with injuries or health problems, due to no one’s fault. On the other hand, some babies who should have been born healthy, but suffered a birth injury. Some of these preventable birth injuries occurred in or near Washington, DC.
Birth injuries are a major cause of serious long-term medical conditions and can place an infant at serious risk for health issues. Every birth injury has its own unique set of symptoms, so it’s important to discuss a physician error with a medical malpractice attorney. In this video, a lawyer discusses the very common birth injury of oxygen deprivation. As she explains, this injury can result from excessive pressure or failure to monitor equipment. Prolonged periods of oxygen deprivation can result in permanent injury to the brain, heart, lungs and other organs.