Depending on how researchers define neonatal encephalopathy, the number of infants affected by this syndrome ranges from two in 1,000 to nine in 1,000 term births. It is a serious medical condition that can result from a wide range of brain-related problems, including:
- Anoxia (complete lack of oxygen)
- Hypoxia (low oxygen levels)
At the Texas law firm of Hampton & King, our birth injury attorneys have decades of experience representing clients whose children have been injured by medical negligence. We handle cases involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and all other related conditions.
Signs Of Neonatal Encephalopathy
Infants born at or after 36 weeks with central nervous system dysfunction may be characterized as having neonatal encephalopathy or HIE. A few symptoms may include:
- Abnormal changes in consciousness
- Abnormalities in reflexes
- Difficulty with feeding
- Other types of brain damage
Why It Matters To Have A Dedicated Focus
Medical malpractice cases require the full attention of an attorney. For that reason, we are selective about the cases we take. We want to make certain that each case gets state-of-the-art legal service. At Hampton & King, we handle each case as if it were our only one. Hartley Hampton has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in Texas, Medical Malpractice (U.S. News & World Report L.P., Copyright Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken S.C.) every year from 2007 to 2014.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys about hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or any other type of neonatal brain damage, call our Houston office at 713-574-8660 or send us an email today. We only charge contingency fees in birth injury cases.