Medical professionals are skilled in helping people work through their injuries and illnesses. Most of the time they are able to help their patients get better and manage their medical symptoms, but occasionally something goes wrong and results in medical negligence and brain injuries.
Anoxia, for example, is when a person's brain does not receive enough oxygen. If a brain does not receive enough oxygen in four minutes, it can become permanently damaged. When the brain does not receive enough oxygen the brain cells begin to die. There are ways in which medical negligence can lead to anoxia. If a heart attack or stroke isn't treated promptly it can lead to anoxia. Also, anesthesia errors are a common cause of anoxia. If an asthmatic person isn't treated properly for severe brachial asthma that can cause anoxia as well.
If a family believes their loved one suffered an anoxia brain injury because of medical negligence they may want to get more information about medical malpractice legal options. It is important to review medical records and consult with medical experts to get answers as to what happened to their loved one. A family may be entitled compensation for their loss for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
No one ever thinks their medical condition will be made worse because of neglect but, unfortunately, this happens to many New City area residents each year. It is important to hold medical providers accountable for their mistakes so that they don't harm anyone else.