Hypoxia refers to a lack of oxygen provided to the body. Hypoxia leading to complete oxygen deprivation is known as anoxia. Insufficient respiration, difficulty breathing and reduced blood flow can inhibit the oxygen supply and lead to hypoxia. Medical malpractice, along with other scenarios, can substantially hinder oxygen delivery resulting in a hypoxic brain injury. Delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a medical condition, such as internal bleeding, bradycardia or cardiac arrest, can limit cerebral blood flow and inhibit treatment, ultimately resulting in an unnecessary brain injury. The New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found brain damage can result within four minutes due to oxygen deprivation.
Brain injury resulting from hypoxia differs with the extent and length of oxygen reduction. Our knowledgeable New York Hypoxia Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC agrees muscle spasm is a common complication of hypoxia induced brain injury, along with:
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of consciousness
- Neurological Impairment
At times, hypoxia is a result of labor/delivery negligence. Many complications, such as sudden blood loss, sudden blood pressure reduction, prolapsed umbilical or excess labor drugs, can inhibit the oxygen supply during delivery. Hypoxia at birth can cause blindness, physical disability, cerebral palsy, brain injury, mental delay or death. Hypoxia during delivery can also lead to prenatal asphyxia. Cardiac arrest and death can result from prenatal asphyxia. According to our New York Hypoxia Injury Lawyer group, hypoxia occurs in one out of two hundred and fifty births.
Hypoxia treatment is limited and typically consists of basic life support. The New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned recovery is determined by the extent of injury. Many times rehabilitation is used, along with speech therapy, physical therapy and neuropsychological therapy.
Hypoxia often leads to irreversible consequences. Hypoxic brain injury can lead to the inability to work, provide for your family or enjoy a normal life. The financial restraints and family disruption can be stressful and frustrating. The legal and medical complexities can make hypoxia claims difficult to pursue. Oftentimes, consulting our New York Hypoxia Lawyer staff is mandatory to understand your rights to pursue legal action. If you are suffering from hypoxia due to medical malpractice, the aggressive New York Hypoxia Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love is suffering from hypoxia, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 800.696.9529, 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.