Anoxic Brain Injury
Anoxic Brain Injury is a condition that results from total lack of oxygen to the brain. When the brain is deprived of oxygen, even for a few minutes, brain cells begin to die. After just four minutes, permanent brain injury can occur.
Medical Malpractice / Negligence
Anoxic brain injury can be the result of medical malpractice on the part of doctors and other hospital staff.
Medical malpractice occurs when doctors or other medical professionals damage patients in their care, either through negligence or oversight.
Such errors can include:
- Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis
- Birth injuries resulting from negligent prenatal care or delivery
- Surgical error
- Anesthesia error
- Errors that cause respiratory and/or cardiac arrest
- Hospital error
- Emergency room error
- Medication error
Anoxic brain injury can result from any of these errors, among others.
Personal Injury Lawsuits: How We Can Help
Anoxic brain injury can have a permanent and devastating impact on quality of life. At Perey Law, we have a long record of winning personal injury lawsuits for clients who have suffered anoxic brain injury as a result of medical malpractice.
A personal injury lawsuit is a lawsuit that aims to prove the injury you have suffered is the result of medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one has suffered anoxic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation to cover all related costs.
Types of Compensation
Perey Law Group PLLC is committed to helping you seek compensation for:
- all medical care that you have already received and for all future medical costs. This is important, because many brain injury victims require some form of long-term treatment.
- pain and suffering that you and your family have to deal with because of malpractice or negligence.
- compensation for loss of income, including the loss of future earning capacity caused by the injury
- compensation for wrongful death.
Symptoms of Anoxic Brain Injury
Anoxic brain injury has many serious symptoms, including:
- cognitive problems
- short-term memory loss
- poor judgment, reasoning and information processing
- difficulty using words or understanding the meaning of words
- visual disturbances, such as inability to focus
- lack of coordination
- inability to do common tasks
- movement disorders, such as spasticity, rigidity and muscle spasms
- weakness of the limbs
- loss of consciousness or coma
- a persistent vegetative state−a condition that may exist independently from a coma or occur after the affected person emerges from a coma. This state is commonly referred to as “wakeful unresponsiveness.”
Mental and physical impairment is not the only result of anoxic brain injury. Relationships are also seriously affected, because roles and responsibilities in the family change as the injured person struggles to adjust. And if your child has suffered anoxic brain injury as the result of medical malpractice, the effects can be devastating.
Compensation is Available
If you or a loved one suffered an anoxic brain injury, it may be the result of medical malpractice, and you may be eligible for compensation.
Types of Compensation available include:
- Medical bills
- Skills training
- Lost income
- Physical suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disability benefits
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in recovering compensation for you in your anoxic brain injury case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.