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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE caused by fetal or neonatal asphyxia is the leading cause of severe impairment or death in infants in the United States. HIE occurs in approximately 2% of full-term infants and can permanently damage a child.
If your child suffered from HIE at birth and you believe HIE was preventable, let the birth injury attorneys at Knapp & Roberts review your case. Our HIE attorneys know the mistakes medical professionals make and the evidence to look for when evaluating medical records for malpractice.
Find out more today by contacting Knapp & Roberts in Phoenix for a confidential consultation.
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy can have long-term consequences for its victims. The severity of brain damage and its location determine the symptoms a child experiences and the amount of care they need. However, parents may not know the extent of the injury until their child is three to four years old.
Ongoing medical treatment and adaptive care are costly to families. Arizona allows children and their parents to file a claim against any medical providers liable for HIE. The compensation available covers not only past and current medical expenses but also:
Arizona does not cap the compensation that victims can receive in an HIE lawsuit.
Knapp & Roberts HIE lawyers can walk you through the HIE claims process and answer your questions about birth injury lawsuits. You should know your legal rights to compensation and how the law permits victims to recover for their losses.
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain dysfunction that occurs when the brain is shut off from oxygen or blood flow temporarily. HIE may develop during pregnancy, including labor and delivery or postnatal.
While some children experience no health issues or mild effects from HIE, others suffer severe and permanent disabilities like:
The heart, liver, kidneys, and bowels may also be damaged due to a lack of blood or oxygen. These organs often fully recover while the brain may not.
HIE may occur during fetal development or in the postnatal period.
These lists are not all-inclusive, and it is best to seek professional help and advice with any questions regarding the causes of HIE.
There are signs and symptoms to look for in a baby potentially affected by HIE. Babies born with HIE may:
HIE may be a possibility if a significant risk factor occurred during labor and delivery, or the baby needed help with breathing or a low heart rate after delivery. However, a neurologist will need to examine the baby for a diagnosis.
If you suspect your baby is the victim of preventable HIE, call Knapp & Roberts to discuss your case with an HIE attorney in Phoenix. Let our firm put decades of legal experience and knowledge to work for your family. Your consultation is risk-free, so there is no reason to hesitate in contacting Knapp & Roberts today.
The personal injury attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at Knapp & Roberts have the compassion and trial lawyer skills to tell your story to a jury. We will get to know you and your family so that we can help the jury understand what has happened to you and your family and how it has changed your lives. Obtain the compensation necessary for the injuries and losses you have suffered.
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