Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Attorneys
Boca Raton Birth Injury Lawsuits
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is an injury caused by oxygen deprivation to a fetus during pregnancy or labor. It can cause severe brain damage and usually results in long-term damage to the child. In most cases, HIE is preventable, and if your child was born with it there is a high likelihood that the medical staff facilitating the birth can be held accountable for the injury.
These injuries can be fatal for the newborn, and if negligence or malpractice was indeed the cause of HIE, it is imperative that the hospital steps up and takes responsibility for its mistake. This is undoubtedly a difficult time for your family, and while a lawsuit cannot undo all the damage, our Boca Raton birth injury lawyers can help you force the responsible party to take accountability and help your family recover financial losses.
Is the Hospital Really at Fault?
These are difficult situations for everyone, including the people who may have been responsible for the accident. It is unlikely that anyone will come to you stating that a mistake was the cause of your baby’s injury. If negligence or malpractice was the cause, the responsible party may be trying to convince themselves that this wasn’t their fault. While this injury was not the result of malicious intent, it is important that the facts of the injury come to light so that a preventable accident never repeats itself. Additionally, your child may have long-term health needs and the hospital should step up to ensure that your family has all the resources you need to pursue expert medical care for your child.
Your child may need continuous care to manage long-term effects of HIE, including:
Your family deserves a chance to move forward from this event. Compensation from those responsible will not undo what’s been done, but it can give your family financial security so that there is one less thing to worry about. Our Boca Raton hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy attorneys work on contingency fees, meaning we only collect money from a small percentage of the total winnings from your case. There is no reason for you to stress over legal fees while your family should be focused on moving forward.