What is a Hypoxic Brain Injury? 

January 29, 2022
What is a Hypoxic Brain Injury? 

The brain is a complex and sensitive organ, and like all tissues in the human body, requires oxygen to function properly. Lack of oxygen, known as hypoxia or anoxia, quickly leads to severe cell damage or cell death. Restoring oxygen supply as soon as possible is key to preventing permanent cognitive and functional deficits. There are many possible causes of hypoxic brain injury, including medical malpractice and trauma.

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury due to a lack of oxygen supply to the brain, the expert brain injury lawyers at Graves McLain will help you get the answers you deserve. If negligence was the cause, we will work to help you and your family hold the parties responsible accountable and obtain fair compensation. Speak with one of our experienced brain injury lawyers to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. We will review every detail of your situation at no cost to you.

What are the symptoms of a hypoxic brain injury?

Brain hypoxia or anoxia can create life-changing symptoms. Though there are some treatments, a full recovery is not common with severe brain injuries. Unfortunately, most patients suffer long-term, or even permanent, symptoms. Some common symptoms include:

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  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Loss of balance
  • Weakness in the limbs
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Changes in sleep patterns

Depending on the part of the brain affected, symptoms for brain injury victims may vary. While some symptoms may arise immediately, others may be delayed, appearing hours or even days after the initial injury. It is common for hypoxic brain injury victims to not realize what has happened immediately. In fact, some victims may function normally in the aftermath of the accident and start to display symptoms later. Others may lose consciousness and exhibit symptoms of lack of oxygen immediately. It is important to see a doctor immediately after an accident that causes oxygen to be cut off from the brain.

How Can the Attorneys at Graves McLain Help with a Brain Injury Case?

A hypoxic brain injury can impact a victim for life. Additionally, treatment costs for brain injuries can amass tens of thousands of dollars over the patient’s lifetime. The experienced team of brain injury lawyers at Graves McLain can help you and your family recover financial compensation. We will work to identify the at-fault party and file a claim on your behalf. You can chat live with a real person at no obligation or call us to receive a free consultation. We will fight for maximum compensation for your serious hypoxic brain injury while allowing you to focus on recovery.

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