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).
Preventable medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.