New Orleans Attorney for Victims of Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injuries
The brain requires a constant flow of oxygen to function normally. A hypoxic-anoxic brain injury can occur when the flow of oxygen to the brain is disturbed, basically starving the brain of the fuel it needs to function. A “hypoxic” event refers to one that causes a partial lack of oxygen to the brain. An “anoxic” event refers to one that causes a total lack of oxygen to the brain. Generally, the more complete the oxygen deprivation, the greater the potential for severe injury to the brain.
Diminished oxygen supply to the brain can cause serious impairments in cognitive skills, as well as in physical, psychological, and other functions. Recovery after a hypoxic-anoxic event can occur, but it depends largely on the areas of the brain affected, and its pace and extent are unpredictable.
A hypoxic-anoxic brain injury can commonly result from the following types of accidents:
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Car Accidents
- Dangerous Products
- Industrial Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Offshore Maritime
- Wrongful Death
- 18 Wheeler Trucking
A hypoxic-anoxic brain injury can have a catastrophic impact on the lives of those affected. Treatment for this injury can be extensive and costly. Many brain injury victims require extensive rehabilitation and even long term attendant care.
When your hypoxic-anoxic brain injury was caused by the negligence of others, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries to cover such costly medical expenses.
No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from a hypoxic-anoxic brain injury. Our team of brain injury attorneys is led by Dr. Joseph Kott. Dr. Kott became board certified in neurosurgery in 1983 and maintained an active neurosurgical practice until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Kott now practices as a trial lawyer in our firm and specializes in personal injury cases relating to brain injury, medical malpractice, and dangerous products.
If you have been involved in an accident and believe you may have suffered a hypoxic-anoxic brain injury, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana brain injury lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.