World HIE Awareness Month Raises Understanding and Support For Birth Injury Victims

The Eisen Law Firm has helped many people who have been affected by HIE, or Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. HIE is a type of birth injury that occurs when a baby’s brain does not get enough oxygen.

This is a very serious condition that must be addressed immediately, or the baby could suffer permanent serious injury or death.

Because HIE is such a serious, life-altering diagnosis, our support to families that have been affected by this condition is invaluable. It is also why we are supporting and promoting World HIE Awareness Month.

The Need for World HIE Awareness Month 2020

For every 1,000 live births, there will be 2-3 babies impacted by HIE. HIE affects even more babies after birth, due to conditions like SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). HIE at or shortly after birth often leads to a subsequent diagnosis of cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, and other developmental issues. Thousands of families around the world are impacted by HIE every year, including many Ohio families.

The goal of World HIE Awareness Month is “to promote what HIE is, who is affected and how HIE affects thousands of families worldwide.”

Choose Hope

The theme for this year’s World HIE Awareness Month is Choose Hope. Using the hashtags #chooseHOPE and #HIEawareness, families, clinicians, and researchers can share stories and pictures on social media and the Hope for HIE website. In addition to the goals of World HIE Awareness Month, Hope for HIE adds a peer-to-peer support network for families to connect.

Legal Assistance for HIE Birth Injuries

We hope you share this information with anyone you know who has been touched by this birth injury. The Eisen Law Firm has a long, successful history of helping those affected with HIE and other birth injuries. If you or someone you know has an HIE birth injury, please give us a call at 216-687-0900 or contact us online. We would be happy to discuss your birth injury case with you. #patientsafety #HIEawareness