Phoenix Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Attorney
Did Your Doctor Provide the Necessary Monitoring and Care?
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a devastating and life-threatening birth injury that affects between 3 and 20 out of every 1,000 children born at full term in the United States according to the University of Florida Health’s Florida Neonatal Neurologic Network. The Network’s research shows that the risk dramatically increases during preterm births – according to their data, approximately 600 out of every 1,000 children born early suffer from HIE. Your doctor should be able to identify and take action to address the warning signs through proper monitoring and care in order to protect your child from developing any permanent brain damage.
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We trust our doctors to take care of us any time we enter a hospital, and expect a certain level of care when their job involves bringing a brand new life into the world. Pregnancy is a process involves nine long months of stress and difficulty that concludes with hours of labor and pain, but should always result in a growing family and beautiful child. When our doctors fail to provide the necessary level of attention and care, the lives of both the mother and child can be put at risk. At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix birth injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to representing injured victims and their families in order to provide them with the legal assistance they need. Contact us today to tell us about your situation and begin planning your next step.
What Can Cause HIE?
HIE affects infants whose brains don’t receive the necessary amount of oxygen during the pregnancy, labor and/or delivery process. This usually occurs because of a dangerous lack of blood flow, which can occur for a variety of reasons:
Risks and Causes During the Pregnancy
- Malformed lungs
- Cardiac disease
- Vascular disease resulting from maternal diabetes
- Severe fetal anemia
- Congenital infections that affect the fetus
- Drug and / or alcohol abuse
- Lack of proper blood circulation to the placenta
Risks and Causes During Labor and Delivery
- Prolonged labor
- Dangerously low maternal blood pressure
- Umbilical cord injuries
- Fetal distress
- Placental abruption
- Ruptured uterus
- Abnormal fetal position
Risks and Causes After Birth
- Head trauma
- Congenital brain malformations
- Infections like sepsis and meningitis
- Severe pulmonary or cardiac disease
- Dangerously low neonatal blood pressure
- Premature birth
With proper monitoring and care, your doctor should be able to identify any of these warning signs that signal potential complications and put your child’s health at risk. If they fail to do so, your child could suffer from any number of debilitating and potentially life-threatening conditions, including:
- Motor skill-developmental delays
- Neuro-developmental delays
- Cognitive issues
- Cerebral palsy
- Head trauma
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Hire the Legal Representation You Need
If your child suffered from a serious birth injury due to the negligent or wrongful actions of your doctor, contact the Phoenix birth injury attorneys at MayesTelles today. We pride ourselves in providing the knowledgeable, passionate care our clients deserve during their time of need, and are dedicated to securing you the compensation you require to cover any medical bills or other damages you may have incurred. Call us at (602) 428-7104 to speak with one of our experienced Phoenix attorneys, or fill out our online form so start out with a free case consultation today.
Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving
Client R.C. was stopped by Mesa Police for a civil traffic violation and later charged with DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI in a justice court. During the course of their representation, MayesTelles attorneys discovered important inconsistencies in the police reports. When we presented these issues to the State, the prosecutor’s office agreed to drop all DUI charges.
Fatal Commercial Vehicle Accident
MayesTelles Client A.F. and her husband tragically lost their unborn child as a result of the negligence of an individual operating a commercial vehicle in Yuma, Arizona. After substantial investigation including accident reconstruction and filing a lawsuit, the insurance company paid out the policy limits of $1,000,000.00.
4 Counts of Aggravated DUI Dismissed
Client M.W. was charged with 4 counts of Aggravated DUI in the Maricopa County Superior Court in July 2016 for allegedly riding a motorized bicycle under the influence. The attorneys at MayesTelles demanded that the State include certain materials in their presentation to the grand jury, resulting in the grand jury refusing to indict and the case being dismissed.
Client Charged with DUI
Client, GS, charged with DUI - sentence was reduced to reckless driving.
Client Facing Assault Felony
M.L. was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault, a class 3 dangerous felony. She plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, a class 6 undesignated felony, with a stipulation to 3 months of initial jail. She received credit for 32 days and the rest of the jail time was deferred. She was placed on 3 years of supervised probation. She has the opportunity to designate the offense a misdemeanor after successfully completing probation. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with DUI
Our client, A.R, was charged with 1 count of DUI and 1 count of Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision. During extensive pre-trial investigation, it was discovered that the police made many errors in how they handled the case. We were able to get the client's charges reduced to reckless driving. Location: Glendale City Court
Client Charged with Four Felony Counts
Our client, Ms. D., was charged with two counts of forgery - a class 4 Felony as well as theft - a class 2 Felony and also fraudulent schemes and artifices - a class 2 Felony. We were able to get her conviction reduced to a class 6 undesignated felony with the opportunity to reduce further to a misdemeanor. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Trespass & Assault
Our client, T.C., was charged in Maricopa County Superior Court on July 8, 2015 with 1 count of Criminal Trespass, a class 6 felony, and 1 count Assault, a class 2 Misdemeanor. On September 9, 2015, after an 8-day jury trial, our client was found not guilty on both charges. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Shoplifting
Our client, Ms. H., was charged with shoplifting - a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get her conviction set aside. Location: Phoenix Municipal Court
Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with five counts of felony sex offenses, including two counts of Sex Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Molestation of a Child. We were able to get the case dismissed upon a successful Motion to Dismiss. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Disorderly Conduct
Our client, K.F., was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get this client's case dismissed. Location: Tempe Municipal Court
Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges
Our client, L.S., was charged on October 20, 2014 in Mesa for an assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get those charges dismissed.
Client Facing Multiple Domestic Violence Offenses
Our client, Ms. C., was facing charges of assault / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), disorderly conduct / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), and criminal damage / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor). We were able to get our client's case dismissed. Location: Mesa Municipal Court
Charged with Assault & Failure to Appear
Our client, L.S., was charged in Phoenix on December 27, 2014 for assault and failure to appear. After completing diversion, our client's case was dismissed.
Multiple Felony Theft Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with Theft of Means of Transportation (Class 3 Felony) and Trafficking in Stolen Property (Class 3 Felony). Both class 3 felonies have a possible sentencing range of 2 - 8.75 years in prison. We were able to get our client's charge reduced to a Class 1 Misdemeanor with no jail time. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court