Warwick Hypoxic Encephalopathy Lawyers
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Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain damage that occurs when a person’s brain fails to receive adequate levels of oxygen due to constricted cerebral blood flow or hypoxemia (low oxygen levels in the blood.) In the U.S. and other advanced countries, the incidence of HIE is 1 to 8 cases per 1,000 live births. HIE can occur during gestation or delivery.
Many of these cases could be prevented, if the delivering physician recognizes the risk factors during pregnancy or takes prompt action during the delivery process.
If your child suffered HIE due to the negligence of a doctor, you may be able to obtain compensation for the child’s medical costs, impaired earning abilities and emotional suffering. Such hypoxic injury cases are complex, and to succeed, they require concerted efforts by a team of attorneys and medical specialists.
Rhode Island Newborn Injury Malpractice Lawyer
I am Vincent D. Morgera, a lawyer with extensive experience in birth injury cases involving HIE, fetal brain injuries, cerebral palsy and other types of obstetrical negligence. My training, experience and advocacy skills have enabled me to win numerous settlements and jury awards in this challenging field of law. When I represent you, I will work diligently to find out what went wrong, hold the medical providers responsible and seek full compensation for you.
Could Your Child’s Brain Injury Have Been Prevented?
Working with a team of nationally recognized medical experts, I will undertake a thorough investigation of the gestation and birth to determine what could have been done to prevent your child’s injury. Some of the major causes of HIE include the following:
During gestation — Severe pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, antepartum hemorrhage, intrauterine growth restriction.
During birth — Breech/malpresentation, cord prolapse, emergency C-section, maternal pyrexia.
Facing The Future
About 10 percent of fetuses who suffer HIE recover completely. But the rest face significant developmental and physical disabilities. About 60 percent of children with HIE score less than 84 on the Mental Development Index. They also have a higher incidence of impaired motor skills, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, blindness and hearing loss.
My goal in your case will be to obtain the compensation that can make a positive difference in your child’s life.
Contact An Attorney
To schedule a consultation in my Warwick or Newport office, contact Vincent D. Morgera, Ltd., s.