If it turns out that the cause of your child’s HIE was medical negligence, the responsible doctor or hospital may owe you compensation in a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Because of the potential long-term complications of HIE, this compensation could be substantial.
A Peoria hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can help you build your case against the liable party. We understand the medical malpractice laws in Arizona that apply to these types of cases. Allow us to coordinate your case so you can focus on your family’s well-being.
For more information about working with us on your case, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529. We provide a free case review to all prospective clients.
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Your Child’s Future Medical Needs Can Become Costly
Depending on how severe your child’s HIE is and what symptoms or related conditions your child develops, doctors may recommend a wide array of treatments. These treatments may include:
- Emergency post-delivery cooling treatment
- Seizure medications
- Support for weakened organs, such as the heart or kidneys
Even if your child is stabilized and gains the capacity to breathe and use their other organs independently, any brain damage caused by HIE may be permanent. Your child may also require ongoing treatment for cognitive impairments, such as:
- Physical, speech, and occupational therapy
- Mobility and communication assistance devices
- Specialized caretakers
- Specialized educators
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How Medical Negligence Can Cause HIE
Although some of the causes of HIE listed above are unpreventable, such as a diabetic mother, others may be the result of medical negligence. Examples of this may include:
- When a medical team fails to screen the mother for a complicated delivery and allows a dangerous childbirth to occur without using a safer alternative, like a C-section
- When a doctor mishandles a baby or uses excessive force during delivery, directly injuring the infant
- When a medical team fails to monitor the baby’s vital signs and intervene when there are signs of low oxygen
If you are wondering if medical malpractice played a role in your child’s HIE, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529. We have experience handling this type of case and know where to look and what questions to ask to figure out if medical negligence caused the injury. A member of our client intake team can start this conversation with you during your free initial consultation.
The Damages in an HIE Medical Malpractice Case
Life may not be easy for a child that survives HIE. They may have cognitive impairments to overcome and require years of treatment and support. A medical malpractice lawsuit can help you recover the costs of your child’s current and future medical needs so that they have support to make the fullest recovery possible.
A medical malpractice lawsuit may also allow you to recover compensation for:
- Instruction from specialized educators and caretakers that your child requires
- Modifications to your home
- Lost wages for any time you missed at work to care for your child’s injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
As part of our services to you during representation, a Peoria hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can help you identify your damages and collect proof of their value.
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The Statute of Limitations in Arizona
Medical malpractice cases can be complex and require substantial evidence of the medical care provider’s negligence. In some cases, plaintiffs must submit testimony from a third-party medical expert witness that supports a malpractice verdict.
We will submit our evidence to the responsible party’s insurance company in a medical malpractice claim and, if necessary, file a lawsuit as well. According to Arizona Revised Statutes §12-551, there is a general two-year time limit on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Arizona. However, this deadline may be extended when the victim is a minor (under 18 years of age).
Let the Birth Injury Lawyers Group Handle Your Case
If you would like to receive a free consultation on your case from a member of our team, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529. Because we work for a contingent fee, our clients have no obligation to pay us attorney fees unless and until they win their case.