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Birth Injuries: What is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Posted by attorney Gerald Oginski

NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer



Hypoxia is a decreased amount of oxygen.

Ischemia is a decreased blood flow.

Encephalopathy involves injury to the brain.

These three words, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, when taken together usually represent a significantly brain injured individual.

Testing may reveal that the baby suffered an injury to his brain because of a decreased amount of oxygen or decreased blood flow leading to injury in the brain.

When there is a lack of oxygen to the brain for an extended period of time the brain will suffer significant and permanent damage.

As parents of a newborn, the question you will have is “How did this happen?" Then you will want to know how is this going to affect your baby over the course of his lifetime.

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