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Hypoglycemia and Neonatal Injuries

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Hypoglycemia is a medical term used to describe low blood sugar. Newborn infants with hypoglycemia can experience a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Seizures
  • Damage to nervous system
  • Loss of consciousness

Neonatal injuries due to hypoglycemia require immediate medical attention. That's why doctors, nurses and other medical professionals need to closely monitor infants' blood sugar levels and respond quickly if they notice serious health problems.

Risk Factors

Experienced doctors know that certain babies face a higher risk of developing hypoglycemia. These risk factors include:

  • Premature babies
  • Mothers with diabetes
  • Perinatal asphyxia (oxygen deprivation during the delivery process)

If doctors suspect a baby has hypoglycemia, the physician should perform the necessary tests (often, testing glucose levels) and provide immediate medical treatment (including increased external feeding or administering dextrose intravenously).


Symptoms that a newborn infant has hypoglycemia include:

  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Pale skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Excessive sweating (diaphoresis)

Many other symptoms exist. Unfortunately, some medical professionals misdiagnose or overlook such symptoms. As a result, many newborn infants with hypoglycemia experience serious health problems.

Contact Us

If you suspect your child's hypoglycemia is due to the reckless actions or negligence of the medical professionals responsible for caring for your child, contact the Tyrone Law Firm, PC. Our Atlanta birth injury attorneys can help you every step of the way through the legal process.

In most cases, doctors, nurses and other medical care givers will not acknowledge that they did anything wrong. As a result, their insurance providers are often reluctant to fairly compensate your family. They insist that the medical professionals who cared for your child did everything they could to prevent or treat such a condition.

Our legal team knows how to find the facts your family needs to build a strong legal case. From carefully analyzing medical records to consulting with experts in their field, we leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice. And since we handle a select number of cases and focus only on birth injury cases, you know your family will receive the care and attention you deserve. Find out how we can help you. Contact our law firm and tell us your story.

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