Future Heart Risks Due To Asphyxia Related Birth Injuries
Asphyxia related birth injuries are those that occur due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow to a baby’s brain before or during childbirth.1 Asphyxia can lead to seizures, which in turn have been shown to be linked to increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) during childhood and early adulthood according to a journal article in the Lancet this month.2 The research noted a five-fold risk increase of stroke and heart failure due to such seizures that resulted from asphyxia-related birth injuries.
In addition to the obvious physical and emotional detriments this research brings to light are compensation issues. When settlements in asphyxia related birth injuries are being developed, the potential for CVD-related events must be a serious consideration. Costs for emergency medical care, surgeries, specialists, home care, and other vital necessities that have strong potential for occurrence can be exorbitant, creating further devastation for victims and families of asphyxia-related medical malpractice birth injuries.
Long-term medical malpractice birth injuries as a whole require future considerations when calculating monetary compensation amounts. Selecting an expert birth injury lawyer or legal team is an essential step, not only to help ensure justice, but also to secure fair, inclusive compensation for future health needs. Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for individuals and families who are victims of birth injury medical malpractice negligence, especially when such malpractice occurs during labor and delivery. This includes cases involving long-term birth injuries and asphyxia related medical malpractice birth injuries.
Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing each and every client with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm is well known for handling critical cases that involve birth injuries, medical malpractice negligence, and negligent security, as well as any other acts of negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.
For more information or to inquire about obtaining expert legal representation for a potential birth injury medical malpractice negligence case, including one involving an asphyxia-related medical malpractice birth injury, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.
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