An anoxic brain injury after an accident or head injury can stop the flow of oxygen to the brain. Because the brain needs a constant supply of oxygen, an anoxic brain injury can be life-altering. When brain injuries are caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of another party, victims may be entitled to significant compensation.
The brain injury attorneys at J&Y Law are highly experienced in handling anoxic brain injury claims. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury, you face an uncertain future – your pain and suffering, lost wages, and mounting medical expenses can become overwhelming.
Our legal team is here to help you to obtain the medical and financial resources you need, now and in the future. Regardless of the cause, we will fight for your rights in and out of the courtroom.
We have a proven history of achieving successful outcomes, having achieved significant settlements and jury awards for brain injury victims and their families. We offer free consultations and there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact our office today to learn how we can help.
What is an Anoxic Brain Injury?
Any brain injury can be devastating. Unlike hypoxia, which occurs when the oxygen supply to the brain is restricted, anoxia involves complete disruption of oxygen to the brain. Without sufficient oxygen, brain cells can die in as few as five minutes or less, and an anoxic brain injury is likely to result in permanent brain damage.
Signs and symptoms of anoxia include:
- Loss of balance
- Loss of memory
- Changes in mood and/or personality
While any disruption of oxygen flow to the brain is serious, an anoxic brain injury can result in permanent disability or even wrongful death. For this reason, anoxia victims must receive immediate and ongoing medical treatment.
If an anoxic brain injury is caused by another party’s negligence, victims and their families need the powerful representation we provide. When you become our client, we will work tirelessly to hold the responsible party accountable and help you obtain just compensation.
What are the causes of anoxic brain injuries?
An anoxic brain injury or anoxia can be caused by suffocation, choking, severe asthma attacks, and allergic reactions, but brain injuries can also be caused by negligence. At J&Y, we have handled anoxic brain injury claims arising from a wide range of accidents, including:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Construction accidents (e.g. trench and building collapses)
- Carbon monoxide exposure
- Drownings/swimming pool accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Smoke inhalation
Seriously injured victims may be unable to speak or move or may lapse into a coma. Anoxia victims often need lifelong care, which can become a physical, emotional, and financial burden for family members who often take on the role of caregivers.
How J&Y Law Can Help
When an anoxic brain injury is caused by another party’s negligence, it takes a skilled brain injury attorney to hold that party accountable and help the victim obtain just compensation. This is where J&Y Law comes in. Our brain injury attorneys will:
- Determine the cause of the accident that caused your brain injury
- Identify the responsible party
- Collect medical evidence demonstrating the severity of your injury
- Obtain testimony of medical experts about the extent of your anoxic brain injury
- Handle all communications with insurers and opposing counsel
- Negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement
- File a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary
Trust our legal team to fight for your rights, whether through negotiation or litigation. While brain injury claims are often settled outside of court, we are always ready to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome. Rest assured, either way, we will fight to win you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Damages You Can Recover for a Brain Injury
No two brain injury claims are the same and the damages you can recover depend on the nature of the accident and the extent of your injuries. In any event, we will fight to win you damages such as:
- Medical expenses (past & future)
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Costs of rehabilitative care
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have lost a loved one due to brain anoxia, our wrongful death attorneys can help you obtain compensation for final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and the guidance and support your loved one would have provided.
Representing Victims of Anoxic Brain Injuries in California
At J&Y Law, we have a proven history of achieving positive outcomes in anoxic brain injury claims. When you become our client, you will have comfort knowing that our legal team is on your side. Contact our office today for a free consultation.