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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyer in Atlanta

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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, or simply HIE, is brain damage that occurs in a newborn child due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow. These conditions are usually caused by number of different factors, including negligence by doctors. Medical professionals are trusted to be vigilant for signs of HIE through all stages of the childbirth process, and when they are not, children can suffer severe and lifelong consequences.

If your child has suffered HIE due to factors that should have been addressed or prevented by medical professionals, Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC can help you learn about your legal options under Georgia law.

What causes HIE?

HIE has a number of different causes, most of which occur in the critical time just before and during the childbirth process. Unfortunately, some of these are a direct result of the decisions, actions, or inaction, of medical professionals.

Negligent causes of HIE can include:

  • Head and brain trauma during birth
  • Blood pressure issues due to an epidural
  • Improper administration of Pitocin and Cytotec drugs
  • Improper monitoring of maternal and prenatal conditions prior to birth

Get the Restitution Your Family Deserves

The effects of HIE are serious. Cerebral palsy and other severe developmental issues can result from HIE and drastically alter the future of your child. Comprehensive and prolonged care is also very common in these cases, as is lifelong medical and living assistance.

At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we have all too often seen the devastating effects HIE has on children and families. That is why we have committed our firm to offering aggressive, knowledgeable representation in these cases. Not only have our efforts recovered more than $400 Million on behalf of our childbirth injury clients, but also earned recognition from The National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.

Our compassionate and award-winning Atlanta birth injury attorneys are ready to stand by your side during this difficult time. Call our firm and schedule a free case evaluation.

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