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Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy)
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Oxygen Deprivation-Related Birth Injury Claims

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is the medical term for a type of brain damage that results from insufficient oxygenated blood flow at or near the time of birth. High-risk pregnancies and labor and delivery problems can lead to HIE, although careful monitoring and swift intervention can often prevent this serious birth injury. If medical professionals fail to identify opportunities to prevent HIE or if their negligence causes HIE, they may be liable for malpractice. These cases can be complicated, and it is important to get help from an experienced and knowledgeable legal team if you believe you have a birth injury claim.

At The McDonough Law Office, our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience representing injured victims and their family members. Our founder is not only a lawyer but a medical doctor as well, providing us with a unique perspective when it comes to claims of medical malpractice.

HIE-Related Health Problems

An infant who suffers from HIE can experience a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Seizure disorders
  • Motor disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Speech and language problems
  • Vision and hearing impairments
  • Learning disabilities

If an infant is experiencing HIE, swift treatment, such as therapeutic hypothermia, is essential to preventing damage. Failure to treat an infant suffering from HIE, failing to recognize the signs of HIE, or failing to take preventative steps to avoid HIE when it should have been a known risk factor may rise to the level of medical malpractice. We can review your case, explore your options and help you determine the best path for moving forward.

Contact Us If Your Baby Suffered A Brain Injury During Delivery

If you believe medical negligence caused your baby to suffer a brain injury, we are here to help. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 856-624-3644 or send us an email. From our office in Woodstown, we represent families throughout southern New Jersey and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.