Baby Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Lawsuit Help

Birth Injury

When a child is in the mother’s womb, it receives oxygen from the mother via the placenta. However, once it is born, it must take in oxygen via its own lungs. This independent oxygen consumption happens automatically, and is one of the first signs that doctors look for in order to make sure that the baby is healthy. However, in 1 out of 500 to 700 births, babies are born with a condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension, which is basically high blood pressure in the lungs and an inability for the baby to take in oxygen from the air, leading to oxygen-poor blood being circulated back into the body, which in turn can cause brain injuries and developmental issues, to name a few. If your child was born with persistent pulmonary hypertension, negligence must have been at play, and it is your inalienable right to file a birth defect lawsuit in order to seek justice and compensation for your loved one.

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Once a child is born, the high blood pressure that is typically present in utero falls once an organ called the ductus arteriosus closes or tightens permanently on their first day on the planet. However, in some babies, this organ either doesn’t close, or doest properly close, causing the pulmonary pressure to remain high. When this happens, blood doesn’t bypass the lungs in order to be oxygenated, which then means that the child receives substandard levels of oxygen, effectively starving just about every cell.

Some of the most common causes of persistent pulmonary hypertension include:

  • Delayed or incorrect diagnosis
  • Incorrect dosage of medication
  • Communication breakdown between physicians during delivery
  • Lack of care and supervision of at-risk mothers prior to delivery
  • The leakage of amniotic fluid prior to delivery
  • Low levels of amniotic fluid during pregnancy
  • The mother contracting an infection during pregnancy
  • Potter syndrome which affects lung growth
  • Pneumonia during pregnancy
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • The mother experiencing stress during pregnancy
  • The use of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen during pregnancy

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It is easy to see how medical negligence may cause persistent pulmonary hypertension. Doctors and other medical professionals are required to adhere to a certain standard of care failure to which and should the breach of the same via negligence lead to the development of a birth defect, the affected party may be able to file a birth defect lawsuit. Want to learn more, and how you can get started? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 906-4833 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.