Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Orange County Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Attorney 

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The birth injury known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, can lead to serious brain damage in newborns. Also known as birth asphyxia, HIE can occur whenever the baby is deprived of oxygen, or when their blood supply becomes limited. This isn’t an immediate process, and the severity of HIE can vary depending on the circumstances — but without quick and effective treatment, the effects of HIE often include developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and other long-term medical conditions.

When your baby has suffered from brain damage related to HIE, the attending physician may ultimately be liable for those damages. Our Orange County HIE injury lawyers can help you ensure that the negligent party is held fully responsible under the law, by pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf. Combining decades of legal experience with compassionate counsel, we can explore all the possibilities and seek financial recovery for your losses.

We’re ready to hear your story and help you fight for justice. Call (949) 565-4281 for a free case evaluation with the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg.

What are the Symptoms of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Because HIE can occur at any point during childbirth, pregnancy, or even the post-partum period, it may be difficult for new parents to spot the signs, especially in more moderate cases. Typically, newborn babies that have sustained an HIE injury are less responsive to the world around them, and have abnormal movements due to central nervous system damage. Of course, there are a few other telltale signs you should also know about.

Some of the most significant signs of HIE include:

  • Extreme “floppiness” or stiffness, due to muscle tone issues
  • Ongoing seizures
  • Poor reflexes
  • Weak or abnormal-sounding cries
  • Lack of visual response
  • Breathing problems
  • Issues with feeding or latching

What Causes Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

There are dozens of medical complications that can occur during pregnancy or childbirth, and many of them may lead to HIE. Although not every case may be preventable, physicians should still be alert for any signs of oxygen deprivation or blood loss in your newborn. The slower the physician's response to HIE injuries, the more likely it will be that your child develops a chronic developmental disability or life-threatening condition.

Here are some of the negligent actions that may lead to HIE:

  • Failing to monitor a high-risk pregnancy
  • Prolonged labor or delayed C-section
  • Failing to monitor fetal heart rate
  • C-section errors
  • Sepsis and infections
  • Medication errors for labor induction

Caring and Committed to Your Needs

Do you believe that your child’s HIE injury was caused by physician negligence? At the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg, our Orange County legal team is ready to listen, and help you seek full and fair compensation if negligence occurred. Our attorneys have tried more than 200 medical malpractice cases to verdict and won millions in settlements for our clients, and we will apply that proven experience when we take on your case.

Call (949) 565-4281 today for more information about our legal services!


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For a complimentary initial consultation about a personal injury lawsuit, wrongful death lawsuit, insurance settlement or malpractice claim, please call the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg at (949) 565-4281

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