Anoxia and Hypoxia

Oxygen Deprivation Brain Injury

Anoxia and hypoxia are used interchangeably to describe a condition where a lack of oxygen is supplied to the brain despite adequate blood flow. This condition causes brain cells to start dying, resulting in serious neurological damage, including seizures, coma, brain death, and cerebral palsy—resulting in a partial and sometimes complete loss of bodily control.

Suppose you, your child, or someone you love suffers from anoxia- or hypoxia-induced brain damage due to medical malpractice. In that case, the experienced attorneys at the Thorson Law Group can help. Our attorneys will connect you with the experts and medical care you need to diagnose and treat your conditions and build your case.


Causes of Anoxia and Hypoxia

  • Suffocation
  • Choking
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Strangling
  • Drowning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Head trauma
  • Anesthesia complications


Anoxia and Hypoxia Symptoms

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Poor judgment
  • Impulsiveness
  • Indecisiveness
  • Difficulty processing information verbally
  • Difficulty processing visual information
  • Poor coordination
  • Inability to execute normal tasks
  • Weakness in all four limbs
  • Headaches

Anoxia and hypoxia may also occur prenatally due to difficult labor or birth trauma, leading to life-long injuries or death
. In addition, during a delivery, errors made by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals may result in oxygen deficiency, causing anoxia or hypoxia and potentially leading to other serious neurological complications. Medical errors that can lead to anoxia or hypoxia include a delayed Cesarean section or excessive use and/or misuse of forceps or vacuums.

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. Trust the firm that knows the experts. Contact Thorson Law Group today.

Treatment of Anoxia & Hypoxia Brain Injuries
Anoxia & Hypoxia

The lack of oxygen reaching the brain is a medical emergency in which every moment counts. Depending on the severity of the brain damage that results from the lack of oxygen to the brain, patients’ overall life expectancy and quality of life may be significantly affected. 

A common treatment method for anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries is to artificially reduce the body’s temperature, a treatment method called therapeutic hypothermia. Although this treatment method will not reverse or treat the damage, it can slow the brain’s biochemical reactions and reduce further damage from occurring.

Patients with anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries will often need lifelong assistance with their activities of daily living, such s dressing and eating. Such care can be very expensive and overwhelming for the family.

Do you have a family member suffering from anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries due to a negligent third party? Contact Thorson Law Group, and we will fight for maximum compensation and justice for you and your loved ones.