What is a Hypoxic Brain Injury?

March 29, 2017 | By admin

Brian injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person could sustain. Injury to brain can affect the body in a wide variety of detrimental ways, the effects of which could follow a person for the rest of their life. A brain injury that’s been on the rise in recent years is the hypoxic brain injury. To understand what this injury is, we must know how the brain works.

Many don’t know that for the brain function properly, a steady flow of oxygen is needed to interact with its main source of energy: glucose. When an incident occurs that reduces or interrupts the flow of oxygen to the brain, the brain is injured and begins sustaining damage. The longer the brain goes without oxygen, the more dangerous the outcome can be.

Damage caused by hypoxic brain injury can lead to cognitive problems, psychological impairment, reduced physical capabilities and more. How quickly it affects a person varies but it starts at 15 seconds without oxygen to 4 minutes.

Common causes of hypoxic brain injuries are:

·      Medical Malpractice

·      Car and Truck Accidents

·      Choking

·      Carbon Monoxide Inhalation

·      Poisoning

·      Drug Overdose

·      Cardiac / Respiratory arrest

A hypoxic brain injury can have devastating affects on a person’s life. In many cases, extensive medical attention and therapy may be required to try and cope with the conditions caused by this injury. These treatments can be very expensive leaving you in a bind. Nobody should have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence.

If you or a loved one has experienced a hypoxic brain injury as a result of someone’s negligence, you need to contact an experienced and aggressive lawyer who can fight for your rights today.

Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. offers experienced personal injury lawyers in New Jersey who can aggressively fight for you. Best of all, you pay no attorney fees until we recover financial compensation for your losses. Contact us today for your free initial consultation!


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