Welcome to HIE Resource Place.
As a parent, being told that your child has an HIE diagnosis can be worrisome, and confusing (other feelings and emotions can also be present). This is because HIE, or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, is not something that is openly discussed during pregnancy, or labor and delivery. For many parents, their discovery of HIE, and other related birth trauma issues does not occur until delivery, and in some cases, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Either a doctor or nurse will inform the family of the condition and this is what starts them on the HIE journey.
According to some data, HIE accounts for around 23% of neonatal deaths worldwide, with approximately 1-6/1000 live births diagnosed with HIE. As a result, it can be a fairly common condition. Because of the serious nature of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, many parents have serious concerns regarding the challenges their child will face in the future.
Here at the HIE Resource Place, we will help you understand not only the medical condition hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, but how your baby can move toward this diagnosis during labor and delivery. In addition, there is a section which is available to help you understand treatment options which may be available. The information provided can help you and your family make the best decisions moving forward for your baby.
Why We Care
The HIE Resource Place is a website owned and operated by Boston Law Group, LLC. We are birth trauma legal professionals who help families gain an understanding into the world of HIE. This website is a continuation of our mission (more than 200k views on our YouTube educational video channel) to provide families with an avenue to learn more about their baby’s HIE condition from a medical legal standpoint.
It has been our experience that for many families, when a baby is diagnosed with HIE, there are many questions. From how did the HIE diagnosis occur, to what do we do now, families can experience fear and isolation due to “not knowing what’s next.”
Please use this website to expand your understanding of HIE from a medical legal standpoint and do not hesitate to contact us regarding your questions. If you are wondering, you only pay our legal fees if we win for you and your family. We can be reached for a free discussion and talk about your baby’s story at 1-833-4HIEHELP or 1-833-444-3435.