Anoxic Brain Injury
When brain cells are deprived of oxygen they begin to die within a short period of time. Anoxic brain injury can result when the brain does not receive adequate or proper oxygen for a period of time. Other words used to describe this process include hypoxia, asphyxia, and anoxia.
When there are complications involving surgery and/or general anesthesia, anoxic brain injury can occur. Complications involving child birth can also cause oxygen deprivation and anoxic brain injury. Anoxic brain injury may also be caused by trauma, drug overdose, and near-drowning.
There are many cases involving anoxic brain injury in which no one is “at fault” for what happened. Occasionally, there are cases in which anoxic brain injury occurs because of the negligence of someone else. In these cases, it is important for your attorney to understand the science and medicine relating to anoxic brain injuries. At The Meade Law Firm, we have the skill and medical knowledge necessary to properly evaluate your particular case. If necessary, we work with experts in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of anoxic brain injury in order to determine exactly what happened and why.
Anoxic brain injury can have a devastating impact on families and individuals. Brain injury attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm is here to help you figure out your options going forward. Please call today in order to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.