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Understanding Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

The Michigan HIE lawyers at Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys are aware that birth injury cases involving birth asphyxia, infant oxygen deprivation, and infant brain damage are not only financially and emotionally overwhelming, but also very difficult to understand. That’s why our birth injury lawyers work to provide easy-to-read materials for you and your family. Throughout this page, our Michigan HIE lawyers will discuss the basics about hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and point you in the direction of legal help. If you have any questions, concerns, or case queries, please reach out to our Michigan HIE lawyers by calling us toll-free at (888) 592-1857, emailing us, or pressing the following button. You will not pay until we win or settle your case.

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What Is HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy)?

Quick Facts about HIE

Michigan HIE Lawyers | Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy AttorneysBefore discussing hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in further detail, it is important to note the other terms used for the injury—HIE, neonatal encephalopathy (NE), birth asphyxia, and intrapartum asphyxia are all alternate terms for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

HIE is a very dangerous neonatal (infant) brain injury. In fact, HIE is the most common form of infant brain caused by oxygen deprivation. Shortages of blood flow and oxygen flow to the baby’s brain often result in permanent injuries, conditions, and disabilities and, in the worst case, death. Some of the permanent consequences of HIE include cerebral palsy, intellectual impairments, developmental disabilities, seizure disorders and epilepsy, further brain damage (such as periventricular leukomalacia), and neurological issues.

What Causes HIE?

Medical Errors Causing Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

As we noted in the last section, HIE occurs when a baby suffers oxygen deprivation around the time of birth. A number of conditions, illnesses, complications, and medical mistakes can potentially cause HIE. Some of the more common causes of HIE include problems with the umbilical cord (such as nuchal cords, a knot in the umbilical cord, or umbilical cord prolapse), intracranial hemorrhages (brain bleeds), C-section mistakes, fetal monitoring errors, and many others. Our Michigan HIE lawyers provide a full list of the causes of HIE on our Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy page, which you can view here.

HIE Treatment and Therapy

Recovering from Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Several therapies and lifestyle adjustments can help to improve the side effects of HIE, but there is currently only one known procedure known to treat HIE. This HIE treatment is called hypothermia treatment and consists of lowering the body temperature of a newborn with HIE for around 72 hours. Cooling the baby’s temperature allows for the brain to recover and avoid further cell death. Our Michigan HIE lawyers discuss hypothermia treatment for HIE in greater detail here.

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy / HIE Cases and Lawsuits in Michigan

Our Michigan HIE Lawyers Discuss Their Birth Injury Verdicts and Settlements

Michigan HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) Lawyers and AttorneysBecause the injuries associated with HIE are so severe, it is upsetting to consider how many victims of medical malpractice with HIE never pursue legal action. Children with lasting injuries from HIE typically go on to require expensive therapies and lifestyle supports. Our Michigan HIE lawyers are committed to ensuring that the victims of medical malpractice with HIE are compensated and able to afford the assistance and health care they need to live lives of well-being. To learn more about the various HIE and birth injury cases won by our Michigan HIE lawyers, please visit our Verdicts and Settlements section here.

Choosing a Michigan HIE Lawyer

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy cases and birth injury lawsuits typically yield large amounts of money. Additionally, they are often prolonged, emotionally-involved processes. For these reasons, it is crucial that families take the time necessary to find the right birth injury lawyer. Our Michigan HIE lawyers have gathered together some important tips and guidelines to help you and your family find the right Michigan hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy lawyer for your case—check out our list of considerations to make when choosing your Michigan HIE lawyer here.

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Pursuing Legal Help for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in Michigan

Legal Help for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) in MichiganAt Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys, our medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience successfully securing the funds necessary to help clients live fully. For over 15 years, our lawyers have been featured in Lawyers Weekly‘s “Top Verdicts and Settlements.” Our HIE law firm consistently wins some of the largest cases in Michigan, and our team consists of medical and legal professionals who will work closely with your family throughout the entire litigation process. Our no-fee policy ensures that you will not pay a cent until we win or settle your case.

To begin your free legal consultation, contact our Michigan HIE lawyers in the way you are most comfortable with. Should we take your Michigan hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy case, you will not be charged until we win or settle in your favor. To reach our Michigan HIE lawyers, please contact us in any of the following ways:

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