What is asphyxia in relation to birth injuries? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Asphyxia occurs when the infant’s brain is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time during labor or delivery. Asphyxia is irreversible and can result in abnormal neurological functions for the baby. It is often caused by negligence on the part of medical professionals who fail to properly monitor the baby during labor or respond to signs the infant is in distress.