Freedom of Information requests have recently confirmed that almost half of all maternity units in England were forced to turn away expectant mothers in 2017. Maternity units were closed 287 times usually due to lack of capacity and staffing issues. This...
An injury caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain is more commonly known as ‘brain ischemia’. The reason a lack of blood flow to the brain can cause brain damage is that blood carries oxygen, and when the brain is starved of oxygen, brain cells can quickly die off, causing irreversible damage.
Ischemic injuries can unfortunately sometimes happen during birth and are closely related to hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries. Such injuries can be extremely complicated and often quite complex, due to the body trying to save the brain cells by moving blood and oxygen to it, this can mean other vital organs are damaged first.
If you have given birth and your baby has been diagnosed with some form of brain injury caused by lack of oxygen, it is possible that this was avoidable. It is advisable that you receive legal advice if you believe you may be entitled to claim compensation. If you would like further information from one of our legal specialists about a compensation claim, contact our solicitors today on 0203 817 9430 for free initial advice or complete our enquiry form.