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The award-winning Michigan hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) lawyers at Reiter & Walsh discuss medical negligence, birth asphyxia, HIE & a scorecard used to view surgeons’ complication rates.
A lack of oxygen to the brain – asphyxia – is the most common cause of birth injuries. A Norwegian study found that most instances of birth asphyxia are caused by medical error.
Medical negligence is more common in smaller hospitals and military hospitals. This can greatly impact mothers and babies during delivery, resulting babies being born with birth injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
Recent research highlights the epidemic of preventable hospital mistakes. Hundreds of thousands of people are dying each year and millions are becoming severely injured as a result of preventable hospital / physician errors, and the medical profession isn’t taking meaningful action to curtail this problem. Medical errors affect adults, children and even newborn babies (birth injuries).
Medication side effects are a leading cause of complications in pediatric care. These complications can be prevented with better communication and awareness.