Our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers file lawsuits against doctors and hospitals for failing to properly treat hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE occurs in newborn babies due to a lack of oxygen and blood, typically during childbirth. Treatment has to begin immediately and has to address the specific problems presented in each infant. The failure to provide prompt treatment can give rise to a birth injury lawsuit.
Early intervention requires early recognition of warning signs in both the fetus and the mother. Proper monitoring during labor can help medical professionals decide that an emergency C-section is necessary to reduce the risk of HIE. If the baby is not breathing, resuscitation is required and ventilation may be necessary for support. If there is bleeding in the brain, emergency surgery to stop the bleeding is required. If there is damage to other organs, medical and surgical management for those problems will be necessary.
One important focus of treatment with HIE is to reduce the brain damage, and that is through hypothermia therapy. This where the whole body or just the head is cooled down. Several studies have shown that hypothermia therapy reduces death and neurological damage that can lead to intellectual and developmental disabilities due to HIE.
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawsuits
HIE lawsuits are filed against medical professionals who 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 money is 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 Michigan Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyers
To learn more about how a hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy lawsuit can help your child and your family, call our Michigan 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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