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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (Oxygen Deprivation)

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When unborn children are in the womb, they need oxygenated blood to help with their brain and body development. When unborn babies do not receive enough oxygen in the womb, they can develop serious health problems due to oxygen deprivation, also referred to as intrapartum asphyxia.

One of the most common neonatal injuries involving oxygen deprivation is called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), which is a type of brain injury resulting from lack of oxygenated blood to the brain. If you suspect your child has a brain injury due to HIE, contact our Atlanta law firm.

The birth injury attorneys at Tyrone Law Firm, PC can make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. And since we only work with a select number of families and have extensive experience working on birth injury cases, your child's injury will receive our full attention.

What Causes Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

There are many reasons why children develop brain injuries due to Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Common causes and risk factors include:

  • Reduced blood flow to the brain
  • Fetal stroke
  • Umbilical cord complications
  • Stress during labor or delivery
  • Preexisting medical conditions with the mother, including:
    • Hypertension
    • High blood pressure
    • Low blood pressure
    • Blocked blood flow in placenta
  • Placental abruption

This is just a partial list. If you suspect something's wrong, say something. Take your child immediately to a doctor, especially if their life seems in danger. Then contact our law firm.


Sometimes, it takes several years before parents even realize their child has a brain injury due to Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Other times, there may be signs early on that something's wrong with your newborn baby. Such symptoms include:

  • Low APGAR scores
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Seizures during the first 24 hours of life
  • Impaired motor function
  • Delayed development
  • Organ damage, including particularly the heart, liver, kidneys and lungs

Knowing what to do in such situations can be overwhelming. You don't have to face these challenges alone. Our team is here to help.

Your Legal Options

You might be tempted to accept whatever settlement offer you receive from the doctor who delivered your child or the hospital where they were born. But in most cases, these offers don't even come close to covering all your expenses associated with a brain injury to your child. These injuries may require lifetime care and services.

As your attorney, we can negotiate for the compensation your family needs to take care of your child for as long as he or she needs care. If the hospital or its insurance company refuses to cooperate, we can file a lawsuit against them on your behalf and take them to court.

Successfully filing a lawsuit for a neonatal injury can be very difficult. That's why so many families throughout Georgia rely on our law firm to handle such tough cases. We know what evidence to look and how to transform those facts into a strong legal case. Don't take chances with your family's future. Take action. Contact us and tell us your story.

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Tyrone Law Firm

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Atlanta, GA 30361
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