San Antonio Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Lawyers
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy / HIE

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Birth Injury Attorneys in San Antonio

Fighting for Your Family Fearlessly

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) refers to a lack of oxygen and blood at birth. Babies who suffer from HIE must be treated immediately. When there is a lack of oxygen to the brain and other organs, compounded with a lack of blood flow, the damage can be permanent or fatal. HIE is the leading cause of infant deaths in the United States.

If your baby was diagnosed with HIE, our San Antonio birth injury attorneys can help. The doctors or nurses who assisted with your delivery may be at fault for your baby’s condition. Our firm dedicates the time, resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to create a compelling case. We are not afraid to go to trial when necessary.

Call (210) 361-2997 and talk to our team at Maloney Law Group, P.L.LC. today.

The Effects of HIE

HIE can range from mild to severe. In many cases, babies with mild HIE recover in the hospital and are able to live normal lives. However, not all infants are as lucky.

HIE can lead to:

  • Epilepsy
  • Developmental problems
  • Cognitive issues
  • A lack of motor skills
  • Problems with neurodevelopment

In many cases, the effects of HIE are not evident until the baby reaches three or four years old.

What Causes HIE?

HIE can appear before a baby is born, during the birth, or postpartum. In some cases, medical intervention can lessen the risks of HIE. OBGYNs should be attentive to their patients and note any signs of placental dysfunction, preeclampsia, congenital infection, poor lung development, or fetal anemia.

During birth, doctors and nurses should monitor the mother’s blood pressure, be aware of the position of the umbilical cord, deal with any excess bleeding from the placenta, and minimize the risk of a placenta or uterine rupture. Sometimes, this may mean performing an emergency C-section.

Premature babies are at a higher risk of developing HIE. They may suffer from low blood pressure, infections, or brain malformations.

How We Can Help

There are treatments available for children with HIE. After birth, chances are that your baby will need to remain in the NICU on a ventilator, or may need medication to help regulate blood pressure. These expenses can add up. If a doctor or hospital staff directly caused your child’s HIE through inaction, misdiagnosis, or negligence, we will do what we can to secure the finances needed to see you through treatment.

Reach out to our San Antonio birth injury lawyers at (210) 361-2997. We look forward to scheduling your free consultation.

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Verdicts & Settlements

  • $7,000,000 Birth Injury

    Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578 Net to Client: $4,124,421

  • $5,750,000 Birth Injury

    Involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28

  • $5,000,000 Head-on Collision

    With an 18-wheeler causing serious injury and death (2008) Contingency Fee: $1,799,990.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $150,000.00 Net to Client: $2,581,834,89

  • $4,290,000 Carbon Monoxide Leak

    Exposed the crew to harmful gasses (2006) Contingency Fee: $1,716,000.00 Case Expenses: $100,000 Net to Client: $2,474,000.00

  • $3,600,000 Construction Accident Death

    Due to dangerous work conditions (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00

  • $3,000,000 Trucking Accident

    Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32

  • $1,820,000 Failure To Diagnose

    Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39

  • $1,600,000 Back Surgery Resulting in Paralysis

    Back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00

  • $1,450,000 Ceiling Collapse

    Ceiling collapse at a construction site resulting in injuries (2012) Contingency Fee: $438,476.26 Case Expenses: $26,952.51 Net to Client: $984,571.23

  • $1,370,000 Failure To Diagnose

    Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33

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What Makes Maloney Law Group Unique?

  • Family History

    • We have been a part of the San Antonio Community for decades.

  • Boutique Law Firm

    • You will receive personalized and dedicated attention.

  • Experienced & Prepared

    • We are equipped to handle the most complex cases.

  • Reputation for Success

    • We have earned a reputation for relentless advocacy.

Do Not Let an Injury Set You Back

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(210) 361-2997