An anoxic brain injury is caused by a cutoff of the oxygen supply to the brain. The extent of the injury depends on how quickly medical professionals respond to the medical emergency. Without oxygen, brain cells begin to die in as little as four minutes.
If your loved one suffered a brain injury because a doctor or other medical professional failed to take appropriate steps to restore an oxygen supply, talk to a lawyer at Miller & Wagner. We are recognized as one of Oregon’s pre-eminent medical negligence law firms, representing plaintiffs injured by medical negligence in communities throughout Oregon and Washington. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Causes of Cerebral Hypoxia
Anoxic cerebral hypoxia may be caused by a number of factors. The following are some examples:
- Acute bleeding
- Airway obstruction
- Cardiac arrest or arrhythmia
- Drug overdose
- Umbilical cord occlusion during childbirth
- Breech delivery
Sometimes a patient suffers an anoxic brain injury and there is nothing a doctor could have done to prevent the injury. However, if your loved one’s injury was caused by a failure of a medical professional to follow the standard of care, you may be entitled to seek compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you suspect that medical mistakes caused your loved one to suffer a brain injury, get straight answers about your legal options. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.