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. Complications of fetal acidosis can be severe, including brain damage and even death.
The causes of fetal acidosis vary, 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.