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Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is a form of brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. It can happen before birth, during delivery or shortly after birth. Children with HIE may experience developmental and cognitive problems, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other issues and may require ongoing and expensive medical treatment. If your child’s HIE was caused by the negligence of a doctor, nurse, hospital or other health care provider, you could have a claim for compensation.
At the Palmer Law Group, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys have achieved numerous positive outcomes in birth injury cases. If you are confused and unsure about whether you have a strong claim and how to go about filing one, we can advise you once we understand the facts of your matter.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case consultation with a compassionate Kansas HIE lawyer. Call (785) 233-1836 to learn your legal options.
At the Palmer Law Group, our record of results speaks for itself. We have won more than $100 million for clients in injury cases. Our winning record is due to an attorney team that . . .
We want to make it as cost-effective as possible for you to get the experienced legal help that you need, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay us upfront. You pay us only when we get you a settlement or verdict. We also offer free, no-obligation initial consultations so you can learn whether you have a claim in a stress-free environment.
There are many ways we will help you when your child has experienced hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy because of the negligent actions or inactions of a medical practitioner. We will:
When you allow a Kansas hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy lawyer from Palmer Law Group to take on your case, you can trust that you are in good legal hands. We will closely guide you through all the steps in the birth injury claims process. You will never be treated as a number or left wondering what happens next.
Following are general questions and answers about filing hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy claims.
How does HIE happen?
HIE can happen for various reasons. Some reasons include umbilical cord issues, preeclampsia, placental problems, uterine rupture, prolonged labor, infection, trauma to the baby’s skull or brain, low blood pressure in mother or baby, fetal distress, and prematurity. If medical providers do not take reasonable steps to prevent problems from occurring or to properly address issues that occur, they may be held accountable for medical malpractice.
How do you prove medical malpractice in a birth injury case?
To be successful in a malpractice claim, we must establish that the injury was due to negligence. To establish negligence the following legal elements must be proven:
With our extensive background resolving birth injury cases, we are exceedingly knowledgeable about what is necessary to prove negligence. We will thoroughly investigate all the facts involved to determine the truth.
How much money can I expect in my claim against the doctor?
Many factors will affect the value of your HIE claim. The severity of injuries, the amount of medical bills and other damages, the overall impact on your child’s life going forward, and the extent of negligence involved will all come into play.
What damages are awarded in HIE cases?
Damages awarded in HIE cases may include compensation for:
We will advise you about specific damages to claim once we understand all the details of your case.
Reach out directly to a Kansas HIE lawyer for well-informed legal answers specific to your situation.
Under the Kansas statute of limitations you generally have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for HIE injuries. The clock begins running the date the injury occurred or when it was discovered. In no case can a lawsuit be brought more than four years after the date of the incident that caused the injury. If you are considering filing a legal claim, it is to your benefit to proceed as quickly as possible.
A brain injury to a baby is heartbreaking for parents. When a medical provider caused the injury through their negligence, it is even more distressing. While we can’t change your child’s physical injury, we can pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim to help relieve your financial burden.
Speak to an experienced Kansas HIE lawyer by calling (785) 233-1836 to schedule a free consultation.
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