Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Birth Injury
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What is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen, or blood flow, for a period of time. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy brain damage in infants may occur during labor and delivery due to medical negligence. HIE caused by neonatal or fetal asphyxia is a leading cause of brain damage or death in newborns.

Medical Mistakes May Result in HIE for the Following Instances:

  • Cardiac complications
  • Umbilical cord injury
  • Injury from umbilical cord complications
  • Delayed decision to do a caesarean section
  • Prolonged labor
  • Fetal heart rate mismanagement
  • Interruption in breathing or poor oxygen supply
  • Intrapartum hemorrhage
  • General medical negligence
  • Prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Placental abruption
  • General medical negligence

Did Your Infant Suffer HIE Brain Injuries Due to Medical Mistakes?

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) cases require extensive knowledge in both law and medicine. Our experienced birth injury attorneys compassionately work with families to identify medical errors that may have caused HIE in infants during birth in order to help families recover the financial compensation they need to care for children now and in the future.

About Our Birth Injury Attorneys

Robins Kaplan medical malpractice attorneys have attained record breaking birth injury settlements and verdicts in Minnesota. Our legal team includes highly trained medical professionals who lend on-staff expertise in both medicine and law. Our team has the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to pursue justice for our client’s losses.

If you or your child suffered a birth injury due to improper care during your pregnancy, or at the time of delivery, we can help. 

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation

Call 1.800.552.7115 or complete our free case evaluation form to speak to a medical analyst who understands. There is no charge for this call or evaluation.

Our attorneys handle matters primarily in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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