April 05, 2020

Kentucky HIE Lawsuit

Was your newborn diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy? If so, contact a qualified birth injury lawyer to discuss your options for filing a Kentucky HIE suit.

No one expects their pregnancy, labor, or delivery to be plagued with complications that could harm their baby. Although complications do sometimes occur without cause, when medical negligence causes serious birth injuries, you can hold those responsible to account by pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

At Wilt & Thompson, PLLC, we are committed to assisting families who have struggled due to birth injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Our highly experienced attorneys are prepared to help you file your Kentucky HIE lawsuit and be by your side every step of the way so you can be awarded the compensation your family needs to get through this challenging time in your lives. 

What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Also known as intrapartum asphyxia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a condition that occurs when oxygen to a baby’s brain is deprived in utero, during labor, or after delivery. A baby’s brain can only supplement the lack of oxygen for so long before tissue in the brain is destroyed. 

Depending on which part of the brain is injured, the baby could suffer from a loss of motor function, epilepsy, cognitive impairments, and developmental or neurodevelopmental delays. When the brain suffers such a catastrophic injury, the baby could suffer lifelong disabilities and challenges.

When to Sue for HIE in Kentucky

Lack of oxygen to the brain can happen for a number of reasons, and when these complications occur naturally, despite your healthcare provider taking steps to address the issue, filing a lawsuit would not be appropriate. 

Your Kentucky prenatal care provider, obstetrician, midwife, nurse, pediatrician, or other medical professional involved in your pregnancy, labor, and delivery is trained to take notice of the signs and symptoms of potential HIE (i.e. meconium in the amniotic fluid, low fetal heart rate, acidosis). 

If they fail to notice the signs or provide the necessary medical care to treat a baby suffering from oxygen deprivation, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may be in your best interests. 

You may need to reach out to an attorney at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC, who can review your medical records and details of your case in depth so you have a better idea of whether suing for HIE is the right option for you, your family, and your baby. 

Get Help From a Kentucky HIE Lawsuit Attorney

If you are interested in learning more about pursuing a Kentucky HIE lawsuit, a qualified medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC may be able to help you with your case. 

Our firm is proud to offer complimentary consultations to families suffering with devastating birth injuries such as HIE across the state of Kentucky. You can take advantage of this opportunity by submitting the quick contact form at the bottom of this page or by calling us at 502-253-9110.