Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A Birth Injury Attorney in Bronx Can Help in Childbirth Hypoxia Cases
One of the cases that may be experienced by babies during delivery is hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen, which can lead to brain injuries and cause conditions such as cerebral palsy and mental retardation. Fortunately, permanent brain injury from hypoxia may be prevented by a treatment known as brain cooling or head cooling. According to an article on The Irish Times, head cooling is “an established intervention designed to reduce the extent of brain injury in a baby found to have suffered hypoxia (a lack of oxygen) during delivery.” This is standard for medical practices everywhere and should be done within six hours of birth and continues for 72 hours. Failure to perform the treatment can result in permanent brain injury.