Even though a fetus does not breathe air, it gets valuable nutrients and oxygenation through the umbilical cord. But, when the fetus doesn’t get enough oxygen, it could cause a condition called fetal acidosis.
Fetal acidosis is a term used to describe high acidity levels in the blood of a baby. The complications of fetal acidosis can be severe, including brain damage and even death.
The causes of fetal acidosis are varied, but the condition is entirely preventable in many cases. When a doctor or medical professional makes a mistake or fails to stop a foreseeable injury from happening, they could be held accountable.
Find out more about fetal acidosis and how a lawsuit can help.