Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a catastrophic newborn brain injury. It is sadly fatal for almost 20% of newborns that suffer from the condition. Newborns that survive HIE rarely have a normal life. 25% of HIE survivors suffer catastrophic brain damage that makes them incapable of swallowing, potty training, and walking. These babies may require ventilators, 24 hour care for the rest of their lives, and will require life-long medical care. This condition can be caused by malpractice, which is why you should consult with our Pennsylvania birth injury (HIE) lawyersas soon as possible.
There are three components to a baby suffering HIE; hypoxia, ischemia, and encephalopathy. These three deadly components are often caused when the baby’s blood and oxygen supply are restricted and don’t reach the brain.
When a mother goes into labor she is put on a fetal monitor. This monitor is not only to monitor her and her contractions, but also the baby. If distress on the baby is shown on the monitor it is the responsibility of the obstetirician, nurse, or midwife to not only be aware of the possible causes of that distress, but to also alleviate that distress immediately if not the baby could suffer hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
Our HIE Lawyers Can Help
If any of the above serious problems occurred during or following your child’s delivery and you or your child were harmed you should consult our PA birth injury (HIE) lawyers at The Pisanchyn Law Firm as you could receive compensation and bring the medical professionals involved to justice. Consultation and legal representation for PA birth injury cases is free until we win your case, and even then you will never pay out of pocket, we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
We know and understand that money and financial rewards could never give your baby a clean bill of health again, but someone needs to be held accountable for the tragic birth injury they have imposed on you and your family. We want to be here for you during this difficult time, please, call our Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers at our local numbers or toll free at 1-800-444-5309 as we represent all Pennsylvania residents