Our hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) lawyers handlie lawsuits involving children with the condition that experience seizures. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is brain damage that occurs in newborn babies due to a lack of oxygen and blood. The most common effects of HIE is seizures.
One way brain cells communicate with each other is by using electrical signals. When there is brain damage due to a lack of blood an oxygen due to conditions like HIE, the normal communication process is disrupted. Seizures occur when there is abnormal electric activity in the brain, which is the result of brain damage. Seizures can occur in newborns with moderately severe and severe HIE. With moderately severe HIE, seizures typically occur within the first 24 hours of birth, where seizures due to severe HIE may occur with increasing frequency 1 to 2 days after they start.
Jerking movements, fixated gaze, repetitive facial movements, and a bicycling motion are commons signs of seizures. But many times, the signs are very subtle and can go unnoticed. Seizures can lead to further brain damage and conditions such as cerebral palsy. Seizures due to HIE Lawsuits have been filed against medical professionals who waited too late to perform a C-section that led to newborns developing HIE.
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against doctors, nurses, and hospitals that failed to properly diagnose and treat infants who develop hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The damage caused by negligent medical care causes permanent brain damage to the baby. As the infant grows and there are concerns about developmental delays, physical therapy may be necessary to ensure that the infant meets its milestones. When the child enters school, extra academic support may be necessary.
Settlements in birth injury lawsuits provide substantial compensation for the child and family. Settlement funds are designated for the future medical care and educational expenses for the child, home modifications and specialized transportation vans, and for caregivers. Parents also receive compensation for the difficulties in raising their child and the care they provide to their own child.
Contact Our Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyers
To learn more about how a hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy lawsuit can help your child and your family, call our cerebral palsy lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story, get all of the medical records, and discuss the medical care with physicians to see if we can prove your case. If there is a case, we will file a lawsuit for you and your child.
We charge no legal fees whatsoever until you receive a settlement. We also pay all expenses and costs for the case. If, for any reason, your case is unsuccessful, you will not owe us anything. There is absolutely nothing to lose, so call us today!
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