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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Determined Hawaii Birth Injury Attorneys

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, is a condition characterized by brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen and blood to the brain. This type of birth injury can cause developmental delays, seizures, cerebral palsy, and other conditions caused by brain damage.

Did your child suffer from HIE after birth? Has your child been diagnosed with any type of brain injury? A Hawaii birth injury lawyer at Davis Levin Livingston can talk to you about the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth and whether malpractice may be to blame. If substandard medical care led to your child’s condition, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault obstetrician, nurse, medical facility, or other party. They can pursue the money you need for your child’s complete and ongoing care.

Causes & Symptoms of HIE

HIE is caused by a lack of oxygen and blood to the brain, but how does this occur in the first place? HIE may be linked to such forms of obstetrical malpractice as:

  • Delayed C-section
  • Improper management of shoulder dystocia
  • Failure to identify or respond to fetal distress
  • Failure to recommend a C-section in a high-risk pregnancy or delivery
  • Failure to address prolonged labor with a vacuum or forceps-assisted delivery
  • Failure to diagnose or treat preeclampsia
  • Failure to diagnose or treat maternal diabetes

Symptoms of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy may include:

  • Low heart-rate
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Weak breathing
  • Bluish or pale color to the skin
  • Severe fussiness
  • Feeding difficulties

Call Davis Levin Livingston for a Free Birth Injury Consultation

It can be difficult to know whether your child’s condition was caused by obstetrical malpractice. The Hawaii birth injury attorneys at Davis Levin Livingston have over 160 years of legal experience, and they have a nurse and Medical Director on staff to assist with the medical aspect of these claims. They know how to identify substandard care and how to fight for the fair compensation that a child with HIE deserves..

To learn more, call (808) 400-7517. Davis Levin Livingston serves Honolulu, and all of Hawaii.

Four Decades Of Record Breaking Victories
  • $15,000,000

    Vacuum/Forceps Injuries

  • $12,500,000

    Fetal Distress

  • $11,000,000

    C-Section Errors

  • $9,975,000

    Brain Injury

  • $9,000,000

    Cerebral Palsy

  • $9,000,000

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

  • $7,900,000

    Fetal Distress

  • $6,000,000

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

  • $4,900,000

    C-Section Errors

  • $4,500,000

    Fetal Distress

Why Davis Levin Livingston?

  • Available by phone 24/7 & ready to help.
  • Secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • Highest malpractice judgment in U.S. history against a military hospital.
  • Includes an experienced medical team including a nursing staff to answer your questions.
  • Mark Davis and Mike Livingston have been recognized as some of the best lawyers in Hawaii.
  • Resources available to advance your expenses; no cost or fees unless Davis Levin Livingston wins your case.
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Did You Know?

You are not alone in this.
  • 7 out of 1,000 newborns are diagnosed with a birth injury.
  • In a year, 157,000 mothers and children suffered potentially preventable injuries.
  • The lifetime costs of birth injuries can reach tens of millions of dollars.
  • On average 28,000 babies are born with a birth injury every year.

Fighting to Secure the Lifelong Care Your Child Needs!

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