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Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Consult with a Baltimore HIE Lawyer About Your Case

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), also referred to as birth asphyxia, is a permanent and serious neonatal head/brain injury that happens when there is limited blood flow or oxygen deprivation to the brain near or at the time of birth. When this happens, the infant's brain cells can die off rapidly, resulting in major brain damage.

Fortunately, this kind of injury is preventable. In the event that HIE does happen, doctors may be able to intervene and limit the amount of damage caused, but this requires therapy to be administered immediately after the baby is born. If there is any reason for a physician to suspect that a baby has HIE, they must take swift action to provide proper treatment.

Contact a Baltimore birth injury lawyer at LawMD to learn more about your rights and legal options during a free initial consultation. Call us at (888) 695-2963 today.

What Causes HIE Birth Injuries?

Lack of oxygen and the cell death that results can lead to physical and mental disabilities, like learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, seizures, and intellectual and developmental delays.

The severity of the damage depends on numerous factors such as:

  • The management of the baby from the time that the oxygen depriving incident occurred
  • The condition of the baby before oxygen deprivation
  • The severity of the oxygen deprivation event
  • The length of time that the baby was deprived of oxygen

As you might expect, the longer an infant goes without oxygen or has decreased oxygen to the brain, the more permanent and severe the injury will be. In the event that you believe your child has suffered an HIE injury as a result of a doctor’s negligence, you need to consult with a Baltimore birth injury attorney immediately.

Why You Need an HIE Attorney

HIE cases involve extensive knowledge of medicine, the law, and how medical malpractice suits unfold. Reaching out to an experienced attorney sooner rather than later may be the best way to protect yourself and to receive compensation for your damages.

The event of giving birth to a new child can be significantly marred by an HIE injury. Getting help from a knowledgeable Baltimore hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer is the critical first step towards putting your child’s health first and getting the compensation necessary to provide for his or her treatment.

For a free case evaluation, call (888) 695-2963 or submit an online contact form today.

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