Our hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) lawyers are handling lawsuits involving children with the condition due to medical errors and mistakes. We have the expertise and experience necessary to prove and win these case. Our attorneys have a top track record of substantial settlements in birth injury cases.
Proper medical care is essential for the future health of your child. HIE occurs in newborn babies due to a lack of oxygen and blood, typically during childbirth. Many times, a baby suffers hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy due to a medical error or mistake. When this occurs, we file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent doctor and hospital.
Prenatal care is very important, and throughout your pregnancy, and your doctor should check fetal heart rate and perform a fetal ultrasound. If there are problems before birth that increase the risk of HIE, like a knot in a placenta or a baby that is breech, they may plan an emergency C-section.
A low heart rate or one the goes from high to low (decelerating) is an indication that the baby is in distress. Sometimes, blood can be taken from the umbilical cord and the pH can be tested. If the pH is low, it means the baby likely had low levels of oxygen. If you or the baby are experiencing symptoms that could indicate HIE, an emergency C-section will be performed.
If you are pregnant, you may experience symptoms that indicate a baby is at risk for HIE. This includes vaginal bleeding, a tender uterus and premature labor. Physicians should evaluate these symptoms and determine if there will be serious harm to the baby if treatment is not performed. The failure to make this diagnosis and perform proper treatment is considered medical malpractice.
Medical Malpractice & Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
Negligence and medical errors may occur if medical professionals do not monitor fetal heart rate, perform a fetal ultrasound to monitor for signs of distress. If the mother is experiencing problems that put the baby at risk for HIE and decide against performing a C-section or wait too long, that can increase the chance of the baby developing HIE.
It is critical that monitor the baby before, so signs of distress can be detected and managed. If problems are found, an emergency C-section is the best chance of reducing problems due to HIE. HIE lawsuits are filed against medical professionals who ignored the warning signs or waited too late to perform a C-section that led to newborns developing HIE.
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 Michigan Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyers
To learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits for hypoxic ischemic, 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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