Below you will find a brief overview of the particulars of a forthcoming study that’s about to begin in Great Britain that deals with a promising gas treatment that some believe can limit the amount of brain damage that’s actually suffered by infants who are deprived of oxygen while being born. Anyone whose child has been harmed in this manner as a result of mistakes made by medical professionals needs to seek the help of New York medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible.
The Study Described
This study, which will be undertaken in three hospitals in London, will take a close look at the use of a gas that’s known as xenon to find out more about whether or not it actually can help to limit the damage done to brain tissue when it’s deprived of oxygen during birth. At this point, some scientists are calling xenon a ‘miracle gas’ because of its potential and its early results when being tried in certain contexts. However, much more study will be needed in order for xenon to fully earn this moniker.
What researchers have found to this point is that xenon can potentially help to regenerate brain cells that are killed off when there is not enough oxygen present to protect them. The study will look at the use of xenon in these brain cells in conjunction with another recently discovered technique that involves cooling the body for a period of time after brain tissue damage has been inflicted. The obvious hope is that something can be worked out such that children who suffer through this experience can recover.
Oxygen Deprivation and Birth Injuries
There are situations where children will suffer through a lack of oxygen in their brains for reasons that cannot be avoided. However, there are also situations where a child suffers in this manner because of a mistake that was made by the medical professionals who were supposed to be overseeing a birth, and these results are particularly devastating.
If your child has been harmed in this manner, you need to seek the help of New York medical malpractice lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of struggling families for many years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.