The consequences from a lack of oxygen range from mild to severe. In some cases, it could become a lifetime disability.
Another common cause of birth injuries is malpractice. Unfortunately, there are a variety of situations for why this might occur. Everything from a lack of attention to detail, to neglect, to fatigue, to not having a neonatologist available at the time of delivery are all examples of possible malpractice situations. You know medical malpractice has occurred if there are situations that could have prevented the injury. Of course, no good medical professional causes these injuries on purpose, but these simple mistakes can lead to a lifetime of serious problems. In some cases, blatant neglect becomes a cause of birth injury. Healthcare professionals have such an immense responsibility to their patients.