Anoxic Brain Injury
New Jersey Anoxic Brain Injury Lawyer
Anoxia is a deprivation of oxygen transferred to the body. 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.
Anoxic Brain Injury can be the result of any number of factors:
• Anesthesia Accident which generally occur during surgery
• Heart Disease
• Blunt Force Trauma in the chest area
• Certain drug overdoses
• Misdiagnosed medical conditions
The magnitude of oxygen deprivation determines the extent of anoxic brain injury. Common problems linked to anoxic brain injury include:
• Loss of Coordination
• Memory loss
• Loss of consciousness
• Reduced executive function
• Neurological Impairment
Many times, labor and delivery negligence or other birth injury can result in anoxic brain injury. Numerous complications during the birthing process, such as sudden blood loss, trapped umbilical cord, sudden blood pressure drop or the excessive administration of labor drugs, can disrupt the oxygen supply. Anoxic brain injury during birth can lead to a victim’s physical disability, mental delay, cerebral palsy, blindness or death. It can also lead to prenatal asphyxia, resulting in cardiac arrest and infant death.
Anoxic brain injury treatment is limited. Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery may be impossible or could take years. Rehabilitation may be required, along with the use of physical therapy, speech therapy and neuropsychological therapy. Any Anoxic Brain Injury can require long term recovery and substantial medical costs. It can prevent a victim’s ability to work or enjoy normal everyday life. The family disruption and financial hardship will often lead to additional and extreme strain and stress. The medical and legal issues associated with anoxic brain injury cases are confusing and complex.
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 O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, 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. We are here to help you figure out your options going forward. Contact an attorney at the law office of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble for a free no obligation consultation. You can simply contact us online or call (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.