It is heartbreaking for parents to have their newborn infant diagnosed with brain damage. When faced with this painful reality, it is critical for the future that an experienced brain injury attorney is retained immediately. It is the job of the attorney to determine if the brain damage occurred during the time of birth or perinatal period and whether it could have been avoided. Disturbing fetal heart tracings that were not considered or ignored by heath care providers could be just cause for a medical negligence suit.
Permanent brain injury can result from a condition known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) caused by the lack of oxygen for a brief period.