Hypoxia Considered A Cause In A Large Portion Of Birth Injury Cases

by Staff Blogger | February 12th, 2013

February 12, 2013

Hypoxia is a serious condition that is often the result of complications at birth and affects around 1 in every 1,000 children who are born. An article from Injury Lawyer News discussed the causes of the condition and the effects it can have on a patient’s life in detail, and also what those who have suffered hypoxia can do about the injury.

Hypoxia occurs when oxygen is unable to make its way to the brain and often results in brain damage or numerous other physical disabilities. The lack of oxygen can also result in a Birth Injury known as cerebral palsy, which is identified by an inability to control bodily movements.

Complications that can result in hypoxia include:

  • Umbilical Cord Issues
  • Uterus Ruptures
  • Excessive Force Used During Birthing Process
  • Delayed Vaginal Deliveries
  • Breech or Premature Birth

Doctors may be unable to identify whether a child suffered from hypoxia during birth and in some cases, development of symptoms could take several years. A child who suffered a birth injury could deal with the effects for the rest of their lives and may also face astronomical medical bills to receive the care they need.

The Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers with the law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain that a family with a child who has been afflicted with a birth injury due to negligence may be able to seek compensation from a doctor or hospital to help offset some of these medical costs.

Treating depression is a major problem for expectant mothers

by fpw | May 11th, 2011

May 12, 2011

No doubt upon learning of their pregnancy, mothers’ priorities, habits, and even lifestyles may change so that they can better care for themselves and their babies. Have you given up an unhealthy habit because of pregnancy? Imagine if something you had to give up was treatment for a mental health condition.

This is a dilemma that some mothers are facing after research has shown an increased risk of birth injuries as a result of use of SSRIs to treat depression, according to the Citizens Report.

While many people experience depression and get treatment for it, many pregnant women are re-evaluating their course of treatment if they take SSRIs. Due to the risk of birth injuries associated with commonly prescribed antidepressants such as Paxil and Zoloft, some mothers may seek other forms of treatment.

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Do you suffer from depression or take Zoloft or Paxil while pregnant? Did your child suffer birth injuries as a result? Tell the birth injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law about your loss.

SSRIs during pregnancy associated with birth defects

by fpw | May 4th, 2011

May 5, 2011

Upon deciding to become pregnant, women have to make many health decisions that will affect both them and their babies. For example, women may have to decide whether a course of treatment through drugs is appropriate during pregnancy. Some questionable drug use during pregnancy now includes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Some medications have been deemed unsafe for consumption by pregnant women due to the risk for birth injuries. SSRIs such as Paxil have been found to increase the risk for birth injuries such as heart defects 1% above the regular risk, according to MyHealthNewsDaily.

However, authorities caution women against stopping or pursuing treatment with SSRIs during pregnancy without first consulting their doctors. Not enough evidence exists to note whether all pregnant women should avoid SSRI use due to the risk for birth injuries.

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Did your child suffer a Paxil birth injury due to prescription medication or SSRIs? Tell the birth injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law about your child’s loss.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may cause drug injuries

by fpw | April 28th, 2011

April 28, 2011

Depression affects many people, but finding treatment through medication is more complicated for pregnant women. As with any other substance they consume, antidepressants can affect their unborn children.

According to Live Science, some antidepressants have recently been scrutinized for their presumed safe consumption during pregnancy, but in fact, some studies show that antidepressants such as Zoloft used during the third trimester of pregnancy may lead to drug injuries or birth defects for the child.

Zoloft may cause drug injuries and birth defects such as pulmonary hypertension for the baby.

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Did you suffer mood changes during pregnancy? Did your baby suffer Zoloft drug injuries? Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law about your loss.

Prenatal smoke could lead to birth injuries

by fpw | August 19th, 2010

August 19, 2010

Fetuses are subject to many risks because of pregnant women’s choices. The foods they eat, drugs they use, and even the positions they sleep in all can have an effect on the unborn babies.

While it has long been thought that babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy could suffer low birth weight among other things, babies could also suffer birth injuries such as resistance to asthma drugs later, according to Reuters Health.

In a recent study, children between the ages of 5 and 12 who had birth injuries such as asthma and whose were exposed to smoke in the womb had less effective treatment for asthma with corticosteroid budesonide.

The children showed less improvement in their “airway responsiveness,” when taking inhaled steroids for birth injuries such as asthma. The study may show that these children need to be treated with additional medications.

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Have you or someone you know suffered a birth injury? Tell the birth injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Injury Lawyers about your loss. Let them help you.