Depending on how researchers define neonatal encephalopathy, the number of infants affected by this syndrome ranges from 2 in 1,000 to 9 in 1,000 term births. It is a serious medical condition that can result from a wide range of brain-related problems.
Neonatal encephalopathy can be caused by the following:
- Anoxia – Complete lack of oxygen
- Hypoxia – Low oxygen levels
At Hampton & King, we have decades of experience representing clients whose children have been injured by medical negligence. We handle cases involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and related conditions.
Signs of Neonatal Encephalopathy (HIE)
Infants born at or after 36 weeks with central nervous system dysfunction may be characterized as having neonatal encephalopathy.
A few symptoms may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Abnormalities in reflexes
- Difficulty with feeding
- Abnormal changes in consciousness
- 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. Attorney Hampton has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and The Best Lawyers in Texas®, Medical Malpractice every year from 2007 to 2014. To schedule a consult with us about hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or other neonatal brain damage, call our Houston office at (713) 489-0993 or fill out our online form. We only charge contingency fees in birth injury cases—so you only pay if we win.