Understanding the Controversy Around Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) and Cooling – Debating the Pros & Cons

November 18, 2021 2:15pm

Jacob Diesselhorst, Esq.
Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, P.L.L.C. (Edmond, OK)

Pankaj K. Shere
Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC (Atlanta, GA)

Max Wiznitzer, MD
Pediatric Neurology
UH Cleveland Medical Center (Cleveland, OH)


Jack Beam
Managing Partner
Beam Legal Team LLC (Chicago, IL)

  • Determining whether children with mild HIE should be cooled
  • Identifying what to do if a child who has received both HIE and cooling has had a normal MRI and later has developed differences
  • Interpreting recent data from studied on HIE
  • Developing best practices for determining when an injury occurred
  • Determining which type of experts, you need to make your case: placental pathologists, pediatric neuro-radiologist, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, etc.?
  • Addressing the challenge of proving that an injury occurred before labor
  • Evaluating whether a utero infection can be a potential cause of injury