There are many types of brain injury, and most relate to trauma caused to the brain by impact or shaking or damage caused by insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain. Brain cells begin to die if deprived of oxygen for four minutes or longer. Anoxia means total lack of oxygen, and an anoxic brain injury is caused by a complete lack of oxygen. Five minutes may not seem like a long time, but it is the difference between normal brain function and permanent brain damage as it relates to oxygen supply. In cases of prolonged oxygen deprivation, anoxic brain injuries can be fatal.
Anoxic brain injuries can be the result of the following:
Proving the source of anoxia is complex. It will be critical for the injured person or that person’s loved one to work with an attorney who is experienced at establishing a clear connection between the injury and an accident that was caused by the negligent or intentional act of another person. In order to ensure compensation, claims against each party that may share responsibility must be pursued.
Paul Wilson at the Wilson Law Firm South Florida possesses the experience and the skill to protect your interests in various types of anoxic brain injury claims. He has established relationships with medical experts who can assist with evaluating your claim. Experience matters, and Paul will put his to work for you.