HIE Injury Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain injury which occurs when the fetus is unable to receive enough oxygen. HIE in newborns is called perinatal encephalopathy. When brain cells are deprived of oxygen, they die, causing long-term brain damage like cerebral palsy and mental retardation. Generally, the longer the infant goes with low oxygen, the more severe the resulting injury will be. While HIE is preventable in many cases, it can also be irreversible. Some of the more common causes of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy include:
- Fetal Distress
- Shoulder dystocia
- Diabetes in the mother
- Failure to perform a C-section
- Umbilical cord problems
- Uterine rupture
- Placental abruption (placental lining separates from the uterus)
As a result of HIE, the infant may develop epilepsy, motor impairments, cognitive impairments, developmental delays, or cerebral palsy. Proper medical equipment, qualified personnel, accurate fetal monitoring, and quick, competent reaction on the part of the medical staff are all necessary components of a successful birth. However, often, things go wrong during the delivery causing long-lasting damage.
If you suspect that your child's injury is the result of negligence of the doctor, nurse of another staff member, please call an experienced birth injury lawyer to discuss your case. At the Lassen Law Firm, we know the devastating impact a brain injury like HIE can have on both the infant and the family. Let the Lassen Law Firm help you determine the cause of your child's HIE and learn whether medical negligence is to blame.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Pennsylvania
Some children suffering from HIE continue to live healthy, happy lives, but most infants face a lifetime of health challenges, continuous medical care, and overwhelming medical expenses. Compensation awarded in an HIE lawsuit may help recover the significant costs that accompany raising a child with such special needs. The Lassen Law Firm employs leading medical malpractice lawyers who have helped many birth injury victims win jury verdicts and reach high settlements compensating them for the injuries sustained by the infant. Call the Lassen Law Firm now to discuss your birth injury case.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen