Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Birth Injury Attorneys Serving All NYC Boroughs & New York
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, is a type of brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Also referred to as perinatal asphyxia, this condition is the leading cause of death and significant brain injury in newborns in the United States.
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy has been linked to serious conditions, including:
- Mental retardation
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Impaired cognitive and motor skills
With today’s advancements in medicine, one would think that conditions such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy would simply not occur, and yet thousands of newborns are affected by this condition every single year. In some cases, HIE can be linked to substandard medical care before, during, or after labor or delivery. When this occurs, The Sanders Firm is there to seek justice.
Contact a Long Island birth injury lawyer at our firm at (516) 209-2502 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can talk to you about your child’s condition and how we can help.
Securing Compensation for Your Child’s Lifelong Care
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is extremely serious and can affect every aspect of a child’s life. That is why it is so important to secure fair compensation for a child’s care, for life if necessary.
Our birth injury attorneys pursue financial compensation for children with HIE to cover:
- Medical treatment
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- In-home or out-patient care
- Assistive devices
- Medical supplies
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
We fight for maximum compensation because we know what a difference it can make for a child to lead a more independent and fulfilling life. Although you and your child are going through what is likely the most difficult time of our lives, our attorneys can alleviate the pressure by handling every aspect of your case.
Call (516) 209-2502 today to learn more about your rights and how we can help.