When Lack of Oxygen Causes Brain Damage …
Oxygen is essential to the brain. Even a brief loss of oxygen can cause permanent brain damage. If a loved one has suffered brain damage and you suspect lack of oxygen (hypoxia or anoxia) caused by a doctor's error or hospital mistake was the reason, talk to a medical malpractice lawyer at the law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C..
Hypoxia ∙ Anoxia ∙ Brain Injury
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At Snyder & Wenner, P.C., we know that getting to the truth of how a medical mistake occurred is difficult. For more then 25 years, our attorneys have focused our law firm's practice on serious injuries and wrongful death — especially injuries caused by medical negligence.
Hypoxia can cause brain damage to a baby, child or adult.
Hypoxia (an oxygen deficiency) or anoxia (no oxygen) can be caused in a number of different ways. Unless quick action is taken, hypoxia can kill brain cells. When the cause is medical malpractice, our lawyers want to hear about it.
- When a baby becomes distressed during labor or delivery, a lack of oxygen can cause cerebral palsy. A delayed C-section may be at fault. Did the doctor follow accepted standards of care?
- A failure to diagnose a stroke and take appropriate action can stop or slow blood flow (oxygen) to the brain and cause permanent brain damage.
- Reduced blood flow to the brain (ischemia) due to a heart attack, stroke, respiratory arrest or cardiac arrest can cause irreversible brain damage.
- An overdose of medication caused by emergency room error or a prescription error can result in overmedication that causes respiratory arrest or respiratory depression and loss of oxygen to the brain.
If you suspect a medical error caused hypoxia and brain damage to a loved one, contact the lawyers at Snyder & Wenner, P.C.. The consultation is free, and you will have the counsel of lawyers known for their experience and success with medical malpractice cases.