Hypoxic Brain Injury

Hypoxia is a reduction of oxygen delivered to the body. Insufficient blood supply, reduced respirations and difficulty breathing can reduce the oxygen supply enough to induce hypoxia. Many different scenarios, such as medical malpractice, can induce a substantial reduction in oxygen leading to hypoxic brain injury. The misdiagnosis of medical conditions, such as bradycardia, cardiac arrest or internal bleeding, can disrupt cerebral blood delivery and postpone treatment bringing about hypoxic brain injury. Anesthesia errors, as in insufficient patient monitoring or excessive medication, can lead to hypoxic brain injury. The New York Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found irreversible brain damage can arise from oxygen deprivation in less than five minutes.

The extent of oxygen deprivation defines the magnitude of hypoxic brain injury. Our highly knowledgeable New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned loss of consciousness is among the common symptoms associated with hypoxic brain injury, along with:

  • Memory loss
  • Loss of coordination
  • Amnesia
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Seizure

Unfortunately, labor and delivery negligence can lead to hypoxic brain injury. A number of birthing complications, such as prolapsed umbilical cord, sudden blood loss, reduced blood pressure or labor drug usage, can inhibit the oxygen supply. Hypoxic brain injury during birth may cause physical disability, cerebral palsy, mental delay, blindness or death. Prenatal asphyxia may also arise from hypoxic brain injury. Prenatal asphyxia can bring about cardiac arrest and death. According to our New York Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawyer group, hypoxia occurs in four out of one thousand births.

Hypoxic brain injury treatment is limited to basic life support. The New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered the level of injury determines the recovery. Rehabilitation, along with physical therapy, neuropsychological therapy and speech therapy, are typically required to regain some function.

Hypoxic brain injury carries substantial consequences. Hypoxic brain injury can eliminate the ability to work, enjoy normal everyday life or provide for your family. The family disruption and financial restraints can cause emotional strain and stress. The confusing medical and legal conflicts create an array of complexities. Consulting our New York Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawyer staff is necessary to discuss your rights to litigation. If you are suffering from hypoxic brain injury resulting from medical malpractice, the aggressive New York Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you love is suffering from hypoxic brain injury, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.

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