Anoxia and hypoxia are terms used interchangeably to describe a serious condition in which there is a lack of sufficient oxygen supply to the brain despite adequate blood flow. Anoxia and hypoxia cause brain cells to die, which can result in serious neurological damage including seizures, coma, brain death and cerebral palsy—a group of conditions that affect the control of movement.
If your child or someone you love is suffering from anoxia- or hypoxia-induced cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice, you may be eligible to recover damages for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today to speak with a qualified and caring medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your case and determine the best course of action for you.
Causes of Anoxia and Hypoxia
Anoxia and hypoxia may be the result of a number of events including:
- Cardiac arrest
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Head trauma
- Anesthesia complications
Anoxia and hypoxia may also occur prenatally as the result of a difficult labor or birth trauma and lead to life-long injuries or death. Errors made by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals during a delivery may result in oxygen deficiency, causing anoxia or hypoxia and potentially leading to cerebral palsy or other neurological complications. Medical errors that may lead to anoxia or hypoxia include delayed Cesarean section or excessive use of forceps or vacuum.
Your Legal Rights
Those who are suffering the effects of anoxia or hypoxia as a result of medical malpractice may be eligible to file a legal claim to recover monetary compensation for their damages, including: pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income capacity, and more. If your child has developed cerebral palsy that you suspect may have been caused by anoxia or hypoxia, it is important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can protect your legal rights and help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.
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