One of the most difficult diagnoses to hear is when a doctor says a loved one has suffered a cerebral anoxia brain injury. Life is forever changed. You need legal advice. Call TSR Injury Law, at (612) TSR-TIME. We care and want to help.
TSR Injury Law is a premier personal injury law firm with an excellent reputation for being able to successfully litigate difficult brain injury cases, including cerebral anoxia. Our attorneys frequently speak on traumatic brain injuries and are experts in that area of personal injury litigation. Contact us at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
Cerebral anoxia is the total lack of oxygen to the brain. Cerebral anoxia may result in irreversible brain damage or death. With lack of oxygen, the brain cells start dying in 4-6 minutes. There can be varying degrees of recovery from cerebral anoxia. Chances of recovery depend on how long the brain was without oxygen and how much damage the brain sustained.
When the brain is deprived of oxygen for a shorter amount of time, the victim can still suffer sensory distortions and hallucinations. The fewer brain cells damaged, the more optimistic the prognosis for recovery.
Causes of Cerebral Anoxia
Cerebral anoxia can be caused by a variety of events, including:
- carbon-monoxide poisoning
- smoke inhalation
- anesthesia errors
- oxygen deprivation during birth (resulting in cerebral palsy)
- accident with extreme loss of blood
- medical malpractice
Consequences of Cerebral Anoxia
When the brain cells are deprived of oxygen, the neurons are subject to an influx of sodium causing swelling and further injury. Even in the best case scenario, there can be permanent psychological and neurological damage.
The expenses from a traumatic brain injury add up quickly and can extend for many years. You have to consider the possibility of ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, modification of your home, and nursing home care. There are additional monetary losses, including loss of wages and loss of earning capacity.
Minnesota Cerebral Anoxia Attorney
When dealing with the complex injury of cerebral anoxia, you need a law firm with knowledge and expertise in brain injury lawsuits. Our Minnesota Cerebral Anoxia Attorneys are skilled, aggressive litigators with decades of combined experience. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.