Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

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A Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy diagnosis might mean you have a medical malpractice case

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) covers a variety of neurological birth injuries that are caused by a lack of oxygen in the baby’s brain during birth. These injuries are permanent and can range from mild to debilitating.

Medical mistakes may result in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in some of the following instances:

  • Cardiac complications
  • Umbilical cord injury
  • Injury from umbilical cord complications
  • Delayed decision to do a caesarean section
  • Prolonged labor
  • Fetal heart rate was mismanaged
  • Interruption in breathing or poor oxygen supply
  • Intrapartum hemorrhage
  • General medical negligence
  • Prolapsed cord
  • Placental abruption

Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will work with you to identify medical errors and secure the funds you and your family require to care for your child both now and in the future.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy cases require extensive knowledge of both law and medicine

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Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Description of Incident Doctor delayed ordering a C-section after many repeated attempts at a vacuum delivery.
    Description of Damages Resulted in child suffering a hypoxic brain injury during birth, causing cerebral palsy, permanent neurological delays, and developmental delays.
    Description of Awards Settled in mediation for $5.6 million.
  • Description of Incident Failure to diagnose abnormal antepartum fetal testing and intervene to monitor and deliver baby in a timely manner.
    Description of Damages Resulted in hypoxic injury to unborn baby.
    Description of Awards $1.2 million settlement.

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