Anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries occur when oxygen stops flowing to the brain after an accident or head injury. Because the brain needs a constant supply of oxygen, any disruption in oxygen flow can be life-altering. When brain hypoxia is the result of another party’s negligence, victims may be entitled to significant compensation.
The California brain injury attorneys at J&Y Law are dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an anoxic or hypoxic brain injury, we will work to help you obtain the resources you need to lead a productive life.
No matter the cause of your injury, we will leverage our skills and experience to achieve the best possible outcome. Because we understand your physical, emotional, and financial burdens, your initial consultation is free and you will never pay a fee until we recover for you. Contact our office today to discuss your case with a dedicated hypoxic brain injury attorney.
What are Anoxic and Hypoxic Brain Injuries?
Hypoxia occurs when the oxygen supply to the brain is restricted, while anoxia occurs when the flow of oxygen to the brain is completely stopped. Brain cells can begin to die in under 5 minutes without sufficient oxygen, and individuals with anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries can suffer permanent brain damage.
Signs and symptoms of anoxia and hypoxia include:
- Loss of balance
- Memory loss
- Mood or personality changes
Any disruption of oxygen to the brain is serious, and complete oxygen loss may even lead to permanent disabilities and even death. With so much at stake, it is crucial for victims of brain hypoxia to receive proper medical treatment, as well as aggressive legal representation.
This is where J&Y Law comes in. We will work tirelessly to hold the responsible party accountable, and fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Causes of Anoxic and Hypoxic Brain Injuries
Brain hypoxia has a number of causes, including suffocation, choking, and severe asthma attaches or allergic reactions. Our firm has handled hypoxic brain injury claims arising from:
- Drownings (swimming pool accidents)
- Construction accidents (e.g. trench and building collapses)
- Carbon monoxide exposure
- Premises liability (e.g. slip and fall accidents)
- Smoke inhalation during building fires
- Medical malpractice (anesthesia errors)
- Birth injuries (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy)
Anoxix and hypoxic brain injuries may result in permanent brain damage, and those who are severely injured may be unable to speak or move, or they may lapse into a coma. Some brain hypoxia victims of brain hypoxia need lifelong care, which can become an emotional and financial burden for the entire family as loved ones often take on the role of caregiver.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Determining whether another party is responsible for an anoxic or hypoxic brain injury can be challenging. Brain hypoxia can be difficult to diagnose and it takes an experienced attorney to prove the necessary elements of negligence in a brain injury claim. When you become our client, our legal team will:
- Investigate the accident or incident that caused your injury
- Identify the responsible party
- Obtain medical evidence that supports your claim
- Work with medical experts to understand the extent of your hypoxic brain injury
- Handle all communications with insurers and opposing counsel
- Negotiate a settlement on your behalf
- Take your case to court, if necessary
Trust our team to choose the best course of action, whether that means filing a personal injury claim, medical malpractice claim, construction accident claim, or birth injury claim. While many injury claims can be resolved through intricate negotiations, we will not settle your claim for less than its full value.
We are all too familiar with the tactics insurance companies rely upon to deny claims and we know how to fight back. Rest assured, we will work to achieve a positive outcome, whether through negotiation or litigation.
Compensation J&Y Will Seek for Your Hypoxic Brain Injury
Although no two brain injury claims are alike, we will fight to win you just compensation that includes economic and noneconomic damages, such as:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical expenses (past & future)
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Emotional Distress
Above all, we will work to ensure that all your future medical and financial needs are met. If you have lost a loved one due to brain hypoxia, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf to recover damages for your losses, including the guidance and support your loved one would have provided had they suffered a brain injury.
Representing Victims of Anoxic and Hypoxic Brain Injuries in California
At J&Y Law, we have a proven history of achieving positive outcomes in brain injury claims in and out of the courtroom. When your well-being and future are on the line, trust our team to fight for your rights. Contact our office today for a free consultation.