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  • Understanding "Fetal Stroke" and How Negligence during Labor and Delivery can Cause Strokes

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 27-Sep-2017

    What is a stroke? It is a term used to mean that part of the brain has been damaged or destroyed because of a lack of blood flow and oxygen. Many people may not know that babies face the risk of getting a stroke during labor if there is not enough oxygen. “Fetal stroke” is a term sometimes used to describe a brain infarct, which is damage to the brain tissue itself, that can occur ...
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  • How Do Doctors Diagnose Oxygen Deprivation During Delivery?

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 20-Sep-2017

    Oxygen deprivation during delivery significantly increases the risks of newborns suffering developmental delays, brain damage, and serious conditions that create a lifetime of medical and financial needs. In the most severe cases, newborns can suffer from permanent impairment, cerebral palsy, and complications that can shorten their lifespan or result in death. When it comes to oxygen deprivation, ...
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  • Can Lack of Oxygen During Birth Cause Developmental Delays?

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 15-Sep-2017

    Oxygen deprivation, or asphyxia, is a known and substantial risk during labor and delivery. When babies suffer from a lack of oxygen, they can experience significant short- and long-term health consequences, including lifelong disabilities and developmental delays. In the most severe cases, oxygen deprivation or anoxia – the term used to describe no oxygen reaching the brain – ...
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