Anoxic brain injury is a term used to describe an injury to the brain from lack of oxygen. Our brains require a certain amount of oxygen to function properly, and brain cells will begin to die if they fail to receive the adequate amount for an extended period of time. Anoxic brain injury can occur when there is a total lack of oxygen flow to the brain for about five minutes, and the injuries will only become more severe the longer the brain goes without oxygen. Without proper monitoring, this lack of oxygen could go undiagnosed for long enough to cause permanent brain damage and require the victim to be taken care of for the rest of their life.
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We trust our doctors and nurses to take care of us in times of need, but when things go wrong you need someone on your side. Our Dallas brain injury lawyers at Aldous / Walker LLP are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured due to someone else’s negligence, and are ready to fight for you like you’re a member of our own family.
Anyone can suffer from this type of brain injury if the flow of oxygen to their brain is limited or cut off. Medical professionals should be fully aware of a patient’s medical history and be prepared to provide immediate assistance, especially if the patient has a history or is at risk of a heart attack, stroke, and / or clotting. Permanent brain damage can set in in a matter of minutes so every delay only increases the chances that the victim will never be able to make a full recovery.
Adults who suffer from an anoxic brain injury will likely require lifelong care. Unfortunately, these situations can arise from lack of proper monitoring of breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure issues. Without prompt recognition and treatment, a person can suffer irreversible brain damage from lack of blood flow and oxygen to their brain. Infants are also some of the most vulnerable patients at risk of this type of brain injury. The truly unfortunate part about anoxic brain injuries is that the vast majority could be avoided with proper monitoring and immediate action. With regard to infant anoxic brain injuries, the Fetal Heart Monitor allows doctors to keep a close eye on the infant, and they should be prepared to act at the first sing that something is wrong. Whether they missed the signs of distress, failed to notify someone in time, or failed to act quickly in response, negligence can lead to permanent brain damage, and even death. Some of the most devastating injuries resulting from an anoxic brain injury include:
We all hope to go through life without needing to deal with a tragic injury, but sometimes someone else’s negligence made that dream impossible. At Aldous / Walker LLP, our Dallas brain injury attorneys have handled hundreds of cases over their careers, and are ready to use their knowledge and experience to help you secure the compensation that you deserve. Call us at (214) 307-6307 to speak with one of our attorneys, or fill out our online form to tell us more about your injuries today.
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