Hypoxic Ichemic (HIE)

Recovering from Hypoxic Ischemic Brain Damage

Many birth injuries are preventable and treatable. When doctors fail your child, the birth injury attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, Southfield can help fight for your rights.

The flow of oxygen plays a huge role in a newborn’s health. When oxygen flow is interrupted, your child can get injuries like Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), which is brain damage caused by deprivation of oxygen or blood.

HIE can occur in any child, but certain pregnancies and births are at higher risk than others. In these cases, medical professionals must closely monitor the pregnancy. Tragically, in some cases, HIE is the result of medical errors made shortly before, during, and after childbirth.

HIE has major long-term consequences for your baby, including:

  • Seizure activity
  • Developmental delays
  • Cognitive problems
  • Motor skill development delays
  • Neurodevelopmental delays

Does your baby show any of the following signs of HIE?

  • Low heart rate
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Respiratory problems
  • Bluish or pale skin
  • Feeding problems
  • Seizures

If so, your baby may have HIE. And if that HIE is the result of birth trauma and wasn’t treated properly, your baby may be the victim of medical malpractice.

If your baby suffered trauma and now has HIE, time is of the essence. Talk to the experienced attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys about how you can protect your child and ensure their future care.

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