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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

California Birth Injury Lawyer

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a serious medical condition whereby decreased oxygen and blood flow causes damage to the brain of a newborn. This type of brain injury is severe and commonly results in the wrongful death or permanent disability of a baby. HIE typically occurs during the childbirth process or just after it.

The exact cause of HIE is not fully understood, however umbilical cord complications, birth trauma, uterine rupture, labor and delivery problems and delayed C-sections may result in this condition. There are very few treatments available for this condition other than brain cooling, which is the reducing of a newborn's body temperature by a few degrees for a number of days to lessen the impact of the injury and allows the brain to begin to heal itself.

Lack of adequate medical care during and after the birth of your baby is considered medical malpractice and can result in long-term complications such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy and delays in development. If you suspect that medical malpractice was present during the birth process and this resulted in HIE, a diligent California Birth Injury Attorney should be retained immediately.

Pursuing Justice for Your Family

At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, we feel very strongly about seeking compensation for families that are in the position where their newborn was harmed through a birth injury such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Our legal team's success has been proven throughout a combined 60 plus years of practicing law, by the collection of over $500 million in compensation for clients.

We are members of The American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Litigation Counsel of America. As such, we are fully apprised of all of the necessary steps to take to assist you in achieving justice for your newborn.

Contact a California birth injury lawyer if you need effective legal help after your child had been diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

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