Your Houston-Based PPHN Lawyers

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) occurs when a newborn’s circulation system does not adapt to breathing outside of the womb. When a baby is no longer reliant on the umbilical cord and takes his first breaths, blood pressure in the lungs drops as blood flows to the lungs and then back to the heart. The blood pressure in the lungs remains high for babies with PPHN. PPHN usually results from a difficult birth that involves complications, such as infection or an inadequate amount of oxygen during birth.


  • cyanosis (skin has a bluish tinge)
  • heart murmur
  • rapid breathing
  • rapid heart rate
  • respiratory distress, such as flaring nostrils or grunting

If you are concerned that your child is suffering from PPHN, contact the Houston birth injury lawyers at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant. In addition to handling birth injuries, our office also has a dedicated car accident lawyer to assist with any vehicular. Call us today at 1 (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 ]