Michigan birth injury lawyer discusses the tragic case of a woman in prison whose baby received no medical attention when she was had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and was being deprived of oxygen. At birth, the baby girl was lifeless and the unlicensed nurse on staff did not perform CPR.
The medical team failed to notice signs of distress on the fetal heart monitor caused by the umbilical cord being wrapped around the baby’s neck. The C-section was delayed, causing the baby to be severely oxygen-deprived, suffering seizures at birth. He was soon diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a form of brain damage.
Pediatrics just published a study that points to events that occur during delivery as being necessary to the development of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), rather than events that occur before labor.