Brain Cooling Blankets Can Prevent Birth Injury – Here’s How

Birth Injury

Every pregnancy carries with it risk. During gestation, the baby is met with numerous assaults on their bodies, and can become prone to infections from the mother, umbilical or placental problems, as well as prolonged delivery. These can all lead to asphyxiation before or during labor, which can then go on to cause brain damage, leading to the development of cerebral palsy, a movement and muscle disorder that usually has no cure.

Are you looking for a child asphyxiation birth injury attorney? If your child wasn’t given a cooling blanket after suffering hypoxia or lower levels of oxygen due to asphyxiation during labor and delivery, you may be able to file a child cerebral palsy malpractice lawsuit. Our injury attorneys have over 80 years of combined legal experience, and we’ve helped thousands of injured victims and collected over $30 million and counting in verdicts. Please call us NOW at (773) 741-0537 to learn more about your child and family’s legal options for justice and compensation. Remember, the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE, and we take on all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we won’t charge you anything until we recover compensation on your child’s behalf.

Brain Cooling Can Prevent Birth Injuries – Here’s How

Brain cooling has been shown to prevent brain damage shortly after the birth of a child as it induces hypothermia. This is due to its ability to stop a cascade of chemical and electrical reactions that lead to the death of brain cells, causing cerebral palsy. Physicians must make an informed decision shortly after the birth of a child and determine that the child needs to be wrapped in a cooling blanket. This must typically occur within 6 hours of the child’s birth after which any brain damage due to oxygen deprivation during delivery becomes permanent.

Here are the statistics associated with child hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy:

  • 4 out of every 1,000 babies suffer some form of brain damage at birth.
  • Over 60 percent of children with HIE will die
  • Birth asphyxia is seen in every 1 in 1000 births
  • Birth asphyxia is responsible for close to 20 percent of all cerebral palsy cases
  • Brain cooling can lower the mortality rate of children born with HIE by up to 25 percent

Cooling Blanket Hypoxia & Child Birth Injury – Call Us Today

While cooling blankets for hypoxic children cannot stop brain damage, it can save a child’s life as well as lower the incidence of cerebral palsy and even blindness. It is important that doctors provide your child with a certain standard of care in order to save their lives, as well as act fast to make an executive decision to order that the child be wrapped in a cooling blanket to induce hypothermia and stop further brain damage. Should the delivery physicians not do this, they can be held liable for medical malpractice, which will go a long way in compensating your family so you can seek further treatment for your child, get supportive care as well as take care of any future surgeries, treatment options and cerebral palsy wheelchairs, crutches and other implements around the house to make their lives easier. Please give our hypoxia during childbirth injury lawyers a call NOW at (773) 741-0537 to learn more about your loved one’s legal options for justice and compensation. We look forward to helping you.