One large-scale study that’s both been done and that continues to be done in certain respects involves the BASIS Network. This network is a collaborative effort by researchers across the United Kingdom who are coming together to study different issues regarding autism. One of the most notable conclusions that this network has published recently includes a study found that children with autism are 12 times more likely to have suffered a birth complication than their siblings.
Harvard and Brown Universities
In addition to the ongoing British work that’s being done with respect to autism, researchers in the United States are also looking at what could be causing this condition. One such example involves a study that was done by researchers at Harvard and Brown Universities. This study looked at birth events that could contributed to a diagnosis of autism, and the following events were identified as potential links to the condition:
- Birth trauma
- Maternal bleeding
- Breech births
- Fetal distress
- Umbilical cord injuries
- Newborn anemia
Many of these events can also be traced to a lack of oxygen, and there are situations where medical professionals who are overseeing a birth may not react quickly enough to a lack of oxygen for the infant as he or she is being born. This lack of oxygen, known in the medical world as hypoxia, can and often does lead to serious brain damage.
How New York Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help
If your child was diagnosed with autism and you believe it could be related to a mistake made by a medical professional before or during the birth, you need to take action. You can do so by obtaining the help of New York birth injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of struggling families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.