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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Information from a Proven Atlanta Lawyer

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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More Than $400 Million Won for Georgia's Injured
  • Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries Requiring Extensive Treatment $30 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Medical Malpractice $20 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $9 Million
  • Medical Malpractice: Traumatic Brain Injury $7.5 Million
  • Catastrophic Brain Injury: Medical Negligence $6 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Wrongful Death Case $5.25 Million
  • Premises Liability: Wrongful Death Case $4.5 Million
  • Swimming Pool Accident / Drowning: Wrongful Death $4.5 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $4 Million
  • Premises Liability / Construction Defect: Traumatic Brain injury $3.74 Million
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Real Stories of Recovery
  • The most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia.

    “If you are looking for the most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia you do not need to look any further than Goldstein Hayes & Lina, P.C. There are not enough kind and positive words that can use to express the gratitude and respect”

    - Eileen G.
  • They have exceeded my expectations.

    “Atty. Jonathan Hayes worked very hard for me and getting my case settle in a timely matter. I will recommend Goldstein Hayes & Lina P.C. to anyone looking for the best personal injury attorneys in Atlanta. They have exceeded my expectations.”

    - Shunte
  • Extremely attentive, personable, and there for me.

    “Goldstein Hayes & Lina made my unfortunate experience positive by representing me with little to no work on my end. It allowed me to heal from my injuries without worries. Mr. Hayes and paralegals were extremely attentive, personable, and there for me ”

    - Lauren J.
  • They have been so wonderful.

    Mr. Hayes, Jessica and Alli have helped me with two cases in the past 3 years, and they have been so wonderful! The generosity and kindness of everyone at this practice are just great. I will always refer them to anyone that needs legal representation f”

    - Amanda S.
  • They have a client for life!!

    “I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time and effort Jonathan Hayes and his staff have put into making my case successful!! Me and my family are forever grateful for all the help and support you have given us over the years. Jonathan Hayes fights fo”

    - Cherry H.
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