Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyer

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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyer

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Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, is a type of brain damage caused by reduced blood flow to the brain and/or low oxygen levels in the blood. HIE can lead to significant developmental and cognitive delays and may also cause impaired motor function. Due to incomplete lung development, the likelihood of HIE is far greater in premature babies than in full-term births. It is estimated to occur in 20 out of every 1,000 full-term births and in 60% of premature births in the U.S.

Is your child suffering from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or any form of birth-related brain injury? A Pittsburgh HIE attorney at Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC can talk to you about your options. If malpractice was involved, you may be able to seek financial compensation that could pay for your child’s complete care.

To learn more, call 800-392-4529. We are standing by to listen and help.


Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy may have various causes. These may occur before, during, or immediately after birth and may include:

  • Maternal diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Maternal drug or alcohol abuse
  • Umbilical cord issues
  • Placental or uterine rupture
  • Low maternal blood pressure
  • Prolonged labor
  • Breech or other abnormal presentation
  • Infections, such as meningitis or sepsis
  • Head trauma


What does obstetrical malpractice have to do with HIE? There are two primary ways that a doctor could be responsible for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy:

  • Improper management of a complication, delayed Cesarean, or other act of negligence that causes a baby to suffer from oxygen depletion in the first place.
  • Improper treatment of a baby suffering from a lack of oxygen at birth.

These are complex cases that require sufficient proof that a medical professional or facility delivered substandard care. Our Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers work with medical experts, investigators, and other professionals to carefully investigate HIE claims. We know how to identify deviations from standard care and can work to prove fault so you can recover the fair compensation your child deserves.

Contact Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC at  800-392-4529 to arrange a free consultation.

“We are ready to hear your story and offer our guidance. Schedule a free consultation with our hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy attorneys in Pittsburgh by calling 800-392-4529.”


★★★★★”~ Denise Perry


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