What is Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy?
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is the injury that a newborn suffers as a result of lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain immediately during or after the labor process. There can be a multitude of reasons why something like this happens, whether it's an umbilical cord issue, feel distressed, drop of blood pressure. It's really the leading cause of death or severe impairment of a newborn. One-third of all birth injuries are preventable, meaning that it's likely that the responsibility of the doctor or hospital that they are at.
Now, what we do at our firm when we have someone that's suffering from HIE's, we know the medical experts that we need to use. We know what facts we're looking for. When we get these medical records, what we're going to do is investigate and find out what went wrong. What happened? How did this happen? Answer the questions that every parent has.
Because whether it's the result of the negligence of the doctor or not, we'll at least be able to get the case, investigate it, get it to the right people, and tell us what went wrong and really allow the family to provide some form of closure from what they're going through.