Birth Injuries: Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our birth injury attorneys understand hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and its causes. HIE is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during birth. The result can be significant developmental delays and cerebral palsy. A baby and his or her family face many years of medical issues as a result of this type of birth injury.
If it can be determined that HIE was the result of mistakes by a medical provider before or during birth, you may be able to seek compensation for your baby. Call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO to speak with one of our birth injury lawyers or to schedule a free initial consultation.
Answering your questions
If you have learned that your newborn has HIE, you already know about the grief and anxiety caused by such a diagnosis. You almost certainly have many questions:
- What is my child’s prognosis?
- Will he or she be able to go to school and lead a normal life?
- How will I pay for the special education, training and equipment that might be needed?
The list of questions is endless, and our attorneys know how to get answers for you.
Building strong cases
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, at least 9,000 babies are born with HIE each year. Some are more affected by the condition than others, but there is always some consequence to experiencing a lack of oxygen to the brain.
Our attorneys understand how to identify the negligent party, whether it was an OB-GYN, nurse, family practitioner, nurse-midwife or nurse-anesthetist. We build strong cases by consulting with the firm’s extensive network of medical specialists who help us understand not just how the negligence occurred, but its long-term effect on your child.
Call now for a free consultation
If your baby was diagnosed with HIE, call us today. Our attorneys and staff know what you’re going through and will do everything we can to help you and your child.