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Baptist Health Systems explains that this injury results from oxygen deficiency to the entire brain, not just a part as with other injuries. Encephalopathy can be fatal and may occur in less than five minutes of deficiency, leading to mental retardation, delayed development, seizures, and cerebral palsy. This injury can occur during childbirth, though not limited to childbirth. If you or someone you know is affected by such an injury, consulting with a brain injury lawyer may be beneficial.



  • difficulty concentrating or paying attention
  • euphoria
  • extreme lethargy
  • poor coordination
  • poor judgment


  • comas
  • complete loss of brain stem function
  • loss of bodily functions, aside from heart function and blood pressure
  • seizures

If you are concerned that your child is suffering from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, contact the Houston birth injury lawyers at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant. Call us today at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a confidential and free initial consultation form, which only takes a few minutes to complete.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]