Nobody ever expects to ask the question, “What is an anoxic brain injury, and what can I do if it happens to my child?” Childbirth is a medical procedure with inherent risks, and the last two hours of a typical 7,000-hour term pregnancy are the riskiest. In just a few seconds, a lifelong injury or fatality can occur. Obstetricians are required to have four additional years of training after medical school and must carry malpractice insurance to protect themselves.(more…)
Medical advances have reduced the rate of birth injuries in infants around the world, but birth injuries such as brain damage in babies still occur in 1-2 of 1,000 births. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can result in long-term physical and neurological complications.
Brain damage in babies can be caused by many factors. By and large, medical professionals work hard to ensure a baby’s well-being and safe entry into this world, but mistakes can and do still take place.(more…)