A Baby Born With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Faces Real-Life Difficulties
Raising a child with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can be an incredible challenge. To help you deal with the issues you will face, you will need the support of your doctor, your faith, your family and your friends. An experienced and compassionate medical malpractice attorney can also be a valuable resource to all upon.
At the law firm of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst in Oklahoma City, we have a dedicated legal team to represent families affected by birth injuries such as HIE. If your child’s condition was caused by medical negligence of the doctor, hospital or delivery staff, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm, call 800-539-0652.
Support For Families Affected By HIE
Despite advances in treatment for children with HIE, approximately 40 percent of affected newborns die or suffer permanent neurological damage such as cerebral palsy or developmental issues. Approximately 60 percent of the time, you simply won’t know how your child will be affected. The wait can be agonizing.
It’s important to be hopeful. No two children are the same. Many children with HIE grow up without any impairments. At the same time, it’s important to plan for the resources you will need to ensure the best possible future for your child. Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to help you get answers to your questions. To schedule a consultation with no cost or obligation, complete our simple contact form.
Resources on the Web:
Hope for HIE a virtual network of parents of children diagnosed with HIE
Oklahoma Parents Center, a resource for Oklahoma families affected by HIE.