Anoxic Brain Injury Or
Hypoxic Brain Injury
To function normally, the brain must receive a constant flow of oxygen. Disruption of this flow can cause a hypoxic-anoxic injury called HAI. The word anoxia means there is a total lack of oxygen reaching the brain. Hypoxia refers to a situation in which there is an inadequate supply of oxygen reaching the brain. Anoxic and hypoxic brain injury occur when there is insufficient oxygen to the brain. When deprived of oxygen, the brain cannot perform essential biochemical processes. As a result, brain cells will begin to die within a few minutes and many cognitive, physiological, and emotional functions may be adversely affected.
Heart attacks, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmia, strokes, brain aneurysms, cerebral hemorrhages, and vascular problems are some of the medical conditions that have the potential to disrupt the normal flow of oxygen to the brain and lead to brain damage. However, a health care provider’s negligent failure to appropriately and promptly treat these conditions may also precipitate brain damage that could have been prevented. When this happens, the patient may have a justifiable case of medical malpractice against the negligent health care provider.
Additionally, the negligence of third parties or entities may be responsible for hypoxic or anoxic brain injury. For example, near drowning in a swimming pool may have been caused by an improperly designed, maintained, or secured pool. Inadequate supervision may also play a role in such swimming pool tragedies.
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Experienced Anoxic & Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawyers
Brain injury cases can be complex whether the client has suffered an anoxic brain injury or a hypoxic one. The experience of the anoxic brain injury attorney is essential in these complex cases. Hiring the attorneys of the Allen Law Firm means you'll have an advocate to guide you through this process. We have knowledgeable hypoxic and anoxic attorneys who are experienced in handling these types of cases. View our results. Call the Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen today for a free consultation at 866-388-6412.