Anoxic Brain Injury
Anoxia is a deprivation of oxygen transferred to the body. Insufficient blood flow, decreased respirations and impaired breathing can sufficiently inhibit the oxygen supply and as a result, cause anoxia. Numerous scenarios, including an act of medical malpractice, can lead to significant oxygen deprivation resulting in an anoxic brain injury. Misdiagnosed medical conditions, such as bradycardia, internal bleeding or cardiac arrest, can inhibit blood delivery to the brain and postpone adequate treatment and as a result cause a preventable anoxic brain injury. Anesthesia errors, as in excessive medication or insufficient patient monitoring, can cause anoxic brain injury. The New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found permanent brain damage can result from oxygen deprivation within only four minutes.
The magnitude of oxygen deprivation determines the extent of anoxic brain injury. Our highly knowledgeable New York Anoxic Brain Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned a loss of coordination is among the common problems linked to anoxic brain injury, including:
- 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. According to our New York Injury Lawyer staff, two out of every one thousand premature infants endures prenatal asphyxia.
Anoxic brain injury treatment is limited. The New York Anoxic Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned that recovery could take years and is determined by the level of injury. Rehabilitation may be required, along with the use of physical therapy, speech therapy and neuropsychological therapy.
Anoxic brain injury may result in many substantial consequences, depending on the severity. This brain injury 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. Our New York Anoxic Brain Injury Lawyer staff will retain experts, such as radiologists, neuropsychologists and neurologists, to evaluate the level of injury, determine the cause of injury and review your medical records to prove liability. If you are suffering from anoxic brain injury due to medical malpractice, the aggressive New York Brain Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will protect your rights and pursue compensation for your injury.
If you or someone you love is suffering from anoxic 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 an office in Nassau County or Suffolk County in Long Island or one our offices in New York City including Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, the Bronx or Brooklyn or our office in Westchester County.