Our lawyers handle lawsuits involving anoxic brain injuries. Anoxic brain injuries can result from medical negligence, childbirth malpractice or a serious accident. Our firm is very familiar with the science of anoxic brain injuries.
What is an Anoxic Brain Injury?
The brain is the most important and complex organ in the human body. The brain controls everything in the body. The cells in the brain require a constant supply of oxygen. When deprived of oxygen, even for a short time, cells in the brain can die. Anoxia is a term meaning the absence of oxygen. Hypoxia is a related term meaning low or insufficient oxygen. An anoxic brain injury is damage to cells in the brain caused by total oxygen deprivation. The oxygen loss causes cells in the brain to die. The extent and severity of an anoxic brain injury will vary depending on how long the brain cells are deprived of oxygen. Once brain cells die they do not regenerate. An anoxic brain injury can result in permanent mental and physical disabilities.