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Hypoxic Brain Injury

Brain injuries can vary in the harm they cause. Hypoxic brain injury can be a serious injury with long-lasting and/or permanent damage to the person. Were you or a loved one diagnosed with a hypoxic brain injury? Are you seeking legal advice or representation for an injury in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland? The injury attorneys of Haggerty Silverman & Justice may be able to help.

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What Is Hypoxic Brain Injury?

Hypoxic brain injury is also called hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HBI), or anoxic brain injury (ABI). This type of injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. A lack of oxygen causes brain cells to die.

There are four (4) categories of HBI.

Diffuse Cerebral Hypoxia (DCH)

This is the least severe type of HBI. Diffuse cerebral hypoxia causes mild or moderate impairment of brain function. This type of hypoxic brain injury is common in chokehold sports or people who hold their breath for too long.

Focal Cerebral Ischemia

This injury occurs when a specific area of the brain is deprived of oxygen. Focal cerebral ischemia usually occurs with a hemorrhage, stroke, or blockage of a single blood vessel.

Cerebral Infarction

A cerebral infarction occurs when the blood flow stops to multiple areas of the brain. Stroke is the most common cause of this type of hypoxic brain injury.

Global Cerebral Ischemia

Global cerebral ischemia is the most severe category of Hypoxic brain injury. This happens after a complete loss of blood flow to the brain, quickly leading to cerebral anoxia. Severe strokes, traumatic injuries, and suffocation can cause global cerebral ischemia.

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Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawsuit

If you are investigating the possibility of a hypoxic brain injury lawsuit, we’ve compiled a basic list of situations that might be eligible for a valid claim. Situations that can cause a hypoxic brain injury include but are not limited to:

When To Contact An Attorney

You might be here researching if you can file a lawsuit regarding a hypoxic brain injury to yourself or a loved one. For an attorney to help, it will be necessary to prove your claim is valid. To determine if you have a valid claim for compensation after a hypoxic brain injury, the following must be true:

  1. The injury is the result of someone else’s negligence or a lapse in the standard of medical care.
  2. There is long-term or permanent damage from this injury.
  3. I have financial damages related to this injury. Loss of income, costs of skilled care, specialized equipment needed, ongoing specialized treatment, etc.

If the above statements are true, you may qualify for a personal injury claim. Contact an injury attorney in your state to discuss the details and request a claim evaluation.

Haggerty Silverman & Justice Personal Injury Law Firm

If you believe you have a personal injury claim, the attorney of Haggerty Silverman & Justice can help. Our attorneys offer free injury case evaluations. You can discuss your claim and get answers to any questions you have about your situation. The attorney can help you understand how the law applies and help you get the best recovery possible. Contact us today for your free injury claim evaluation. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.