Texas Anoxic and Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain hypoxia is a medical phrase that refers to the lack of oxygen in the brain. It depicts what to the brain when the blood supply to it is cut off. Brain cells need a steady supply of oxygen in order to operate properly. As a result, any interruption in oxygen supply might be extremely dangerous. Anoxia, or the full cessation of oxygen delivery to the brain, may be fatal.
Many individuals in suffer anoxic and hypoxic brain damage as a result of the carelessness of others and due to unfortunate accidents. For example, a vehicle accident victim may have a head injury that causes blood flow to the brain to be disrupted, or a doctor may make a medical mistake that causes oxygen to be cut off.
People who suffer from anoxic and hypoxic brain traumas are more likely to experience lasting brain damage. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim may be unable to move or talk the same way – or perhaps at all – or may be placed in a coma, forcing families to often shoulder the burden of this medical hardship. Brain injury victims often step require continued assistance from a medical caregiver, home health professional, or long-term care facility to provide ongoing medical care and oversight.
At Sneed & Mitchell, we are dedicated to helping brain injury victims deal with serious injuries brought on by others’ negligence, including those whose family member or loved one suffers from a brain injury. For a free confidential case evaluation contact a member of our experienced brain injury legal team today.
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What as an anoxic or hypoxic brain injury?
Anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries are both forms of cerebral damage that are caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Anoxic brain injury is caused by a complete lack of oxygen to the brain, causing the death of brain cells after about three to four minutes of oxygen deprivation. Hypoxia brain injuries are caused by restriction on oxygen flow to the brain, resulting in a gradual impairment and loss of brain cells to any part of the brain, including the brain stem.
Numerous hypoxic and anoxic brain damage occur as a result of drowning, suffocation, severe blood loss, or cardiac arrest. Many brain injury sufferers first have difficulty comprehending what has occurred. However, as victims and families go ahead, it is critical that they grasp the nature of the damage and its consequences.
Brain damage caused by hypoxia or anoxia is distinct from brain trauma. There are several kinds of brain injuries. TBI often results in tissue and structural damage to the brain. Hypoxic and anoxic brain damage are both defined by a disturbance in the brain's oxygen supply. Regrettably, physicians may have challenges diagnosing hypoxic and anoxic brain damage. These injuries are less visible than TBI. Additionally, TBI is often caused by the head colliding with another item. The etiology of hypoxia and anoxic brain injuries is not always obvious, and they may occur outside of the brain. For example, a person may get anoxic or hypoxic brain damage as a result of a cardiac arrest or inhaling smoke
What are the symptoms of anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries?
Brain damage caused by hypoxia or anoxia may have a long-lasting effect on patients and their relatives. For example, many brain injury sufferers experience irreversible damage to their brain's nerve cells, which might impair their ability to focus. Additionally, it may result in the following:
Movements that are not coordinated
Mood swings or behavioral changes
Pupils that do not respond to light properly
In many situations, patients get serious injuries as a result of a lack of oxygen to the brain. Among these injuries are the following:
Shifts in temperament
These indications may make even routine tasks challenging for patients, leading family members to assume the position of full-time caregiver. In this regard, the injury might have a substantial impact on all parties.
What are common causes of oxygen-related brain injuries?
The four main categories of causation that result in brain injuries that involve legal negligence:
Limited oxygen in the environment
Lawsuits related to an accident victim experiencing an insufficient oxygen supply often involve workplace accidents to the environmental conditions. This category include safety men and women, firefighters, miners, offshore drivers, construction and maintenance workers in enclosed spaces, and pilots. Each of these workers handle tasks in conditions that often have less than adequate oxygen supplies, or have a heightened potential to create situations of oxygen deprivation when an employer, or third party company, engages in violations of health and safety standards. In these situations, personal injury lawyers who are experienced in handling injuries involving workers and also workers' compensation cases may help.
Limited oxygen in the blood
Brain injury cases that involve a limited supply of oxygen in the blood range from workplace accidents involving high altitudes - think of a scaffolding team not provided the right protective gear while constructing a skyscraper - to situations that result in trauma to a person's lungs. A collapse lung is a frequent medical conditions that results in inadequate blood oxygen levels, so situations of heavy machinery, pedestrian accidents, amusement park accidents, recreational boating incidents, and similar high-impact situations often cause trauma to the lungs.
Reduced blood flow to the brain
A reduced flow of oxygen to the brain often stems from health problems such as strokes and heart attacks, but traumatic injuries that involve blunt force trauma can also disrupt the blood flow. Where the resulting injuries are caused by a person's negligence - imagine slip and fall cases, traffic accidents resulting in head trauma, electrocutions - experienced personal injury attorneys can investigate what occurred and help the injured party.
Brain tissue inability to absorb oxygen
This situation is rare, but when the flow to blood to the brain remains normal, but the tissue of the brain doesn't receive that oxygen, an emergent brain injury occurs. Generally, the only way this happens is in chemical exposure cases that involve hazardous mixes to toxic substances. An attorney helps by bringing a lawsuit holding an employer or third party company liable for failing to provide adequate protections in the workplace environment, or failing to warn the victim that they were being exposed to dangerous chemicals.
Several additional main causes of anoxic and hypoxic brain damage include: suffocation, choking, acute asthma episodes or allergic responses, drowning, and smoke inhalation. Regrettably, even slight collisions may result in one of these consequences. If left untreated, this condition might result in severe head trauma.
How can an attorney help in anoxic or hypoxic brain injury accidents?
The determination of whether another individual or persons is accountable for an anoxic or hypoxic brain damage may be challenging. These damages are not often immediately apparent as a consequence of someone else's careless behavior. Furthermore, insurance firms often attempt to minimize the relationship.
For instance, a motorist may be at fault in an automobile collision. The individual who is struck by the vehicle goes into cardiac arrest, which results in hypoxic brain damage. The insurance company for the at-fault motorist may attempt to minimize culpability by arguing that the heart attack was unconnected to the incident and was instead a result of the injured victim's poor health rather than the event itself.
A knowledgeable hypoxic brain injury attorney will have the capabilities and expertise to conduct a full investigation into this sort of event, study medical information, and speak with expert witnesses and consultants. The attorney will be familiar with the procedures that must be followed in order to establish the requisite relationship between the collision and the resultant brain damage.
Sneed & Mitchell has a strong history of successes in catastrophic injury claims and will fight for the economic and non-economic damages you or your loved one is entitled to. The law provides for damages in the form of pain & suffering, lost income, future wage reimbursement, medical bill coverage, future medical costs, and even punitive damages in accidents involving commercial companies. We are familiar with the effect that brain injuries have on the lives of victims and their families. We are driven to obtain the maximum amount possible for them while also assisting them in moving on with this unfortunate event. If another's negligence, recklessness, or unsafe actions caused you or a loved one to suffer from this form of brain injury, you may be entitled to maximum compensation.
Consult with an experienced brain injury attorney
If your loved one suffers from anoxic or hypoxic brain injury due to the negligent or unsafe actions of another, take the next step in protecting your legal rights. Attorney Niles Sneed is a Texas lawyer that handles anoxic and hypoxic brain injury accident cases. Niles can examine how the incident occurred and inform you of your legal rights and options. As to speak with Niles Sneed directly by calling (866) 434-0014 today.
The projection, recovery, and care for anoxic or hypoxic brain injury victims is often difficult because each case is unique in its facts and complications. Although a complete recovery from severe anoxic or hypoxic brain injury is rare, making the most recovery possible is what is important. This includes the financial recovery and economic impact needed against the person or entity liable for causing you or your loved one to experience this form of brain damage.
From our four convenient offices litigate cases throughout Texas and across the United States. Niles Sneed and his team are annually recognized as some of the best trial lawyers in the nation. Our personal injury lawyers also receive Top Attorney Recognitions from peers each year. From our Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin office we can assist you today. And if you can't come to us, we'll come to you.
Your consultations with our attorneys is free and strictly confidential. Your case will also be handled on a contingency fee model, meaning you owe us nothing until we obtain a settlement or award for you. Contact attorney Niles Sneed today by calling us at 866-434-0014, or by filling our an an online meeting request.