Hypoxic & Anoxic Encephalopathy

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Why choose ross feller casey?

  • More than $2 Billion in Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases
  • No law firm has recovered more on behalf of injured Pennsylvania children over 5 years
  • Team of Leading Doctor-Lawyers on Staff
  • Among the nation’s top plaintiffs firms – The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • More than 50 $10-Million-plus Verdicts & Settlements
  • National Reputation for Record Results
  • “A firm that keeps setting new records” – Harvard Law School

Over the past five years alone, Ross Feller Casey has recovered more than $1 billion for its individual clients and has resolved more major birth injury lawsuits, including those involving Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. More than any other firm in Pennsylvania.

The most severe types of injury to a child in the birth process result from the deprivation of oxygen and is often the result of medical negligence and misdiagnosis.

A partial reduction in normal oxygenated blood to the brain can lead to what is known as Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), while Anoxic Encephalopathy can occur as a result of total obstruction of blood flow.

The longer oxygenated blood is restricted from the brain, the more severe the injury.

Causes during labor and delivery can include umbilical cord occlusion, rupture of the placenta or uterus, abnormal fetal position, or very low blood pressure in the mother. Causes after delivery can include serious infections, trauma to the brain or skull, or very low blood pressure in the baby.

HIE occurs in about 3 to 20 per 1,000 births in the United States, making it the most common type of infant brain damage. According to the World Health Organization, HIE also is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide in children under the age of 5.

Ross Feller Casey has a team of dedicated doctors right on staff in Philadelphia. This uniquely qualifies the firm to handle all birth injury related cases, including Hypoxic and Anoxic Encephalopathy lawsuits.

The firm handles cases on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery in your case.

How to find an HIE lawyer in Pennsylvania?

If a loved one has suffered Hypoxic and Anoxic Encephalopathy, or another Birth Injury, one of our Philadelphia HIE attorneys can assist you in determining if you have a case. Ross Feller Casey offers a free case evaluation.

You may still be able to investigate a potential claim even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.