Hypoxia/Anoxic Brain Injuries

Hypoxic and Anoxic Brain Injuries at Birth
We commonly think of brain injuries as caused by blunt force or trauma from an external factor. Many long-lasting injuries, however, are the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain.

An individual whose brain has not received oxygen for a significant period of time can end up dealing with both cognitive and physical impairments. These impairments can be the result of either a partial lack of oxygen (hypoxic) or a total lack of oxygen (anoxic).

A hypoxic-anoxic injury (HAI) can be caused by inhalation of dangerous fumes, a stroke or even an electrical shock. Many cases, however, are the result of complications or errors made during childbirth. The result is a newborn who will face a lifetime of difficulty because of impairments or disabilities such as cerebral palsy.


One of the most frustrating aspects of an injury is not knowing what is “normal” or “appropriate” behavior on the part of your doctor, physician or medical care facility. Families who end up dealing with hypoxic-anoxic injuries may suspect that medical malpractice caused the injury, but may not know how to approach the topic with a doctor.

At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., we have handled countless injury cases over the years. We are familiar with medical processes and what kinds of injuries result from the inherent risk of medical procedures versus negligent conduct on the part of a medical practitioner.

When you work with us, we will provide the legal guidance you and your family needs when a traumatic brain injury has changed your lives. Our attorneys work with clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, helping them understand their options and how to proceed legally to obtain the most favorable results possible.


Contact a lawyer at one of our offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to arrange a consultation.

We can be reached online or by telephone at 215-774-3230 (toll free at 877-638-0114 ) to discuss your options for injury compensation and help you get the financial support you need to recover a sense of normalcy.