No one seems to know what happened. Your loved one was doing okay one day and the next was in a coma. The doctors told you it was a hypoxic or anoxic brain injury and that there was nothing they could have done. When your brain is unable to receive adequate amounts of oxygen, it is considered to be a hypoxic injury, and if your brain is unable to receive any oxygen at all, it is considered an anoxic injury. When your brain doesn’t have the necessary oxygen, the victim can experience serious consequences, like permanent disability, coma, and even death.
When a doctor’s negligence or medical malpractice causes a serious brain injury, the results can be devastating for the entire family. Don’t accept their statement at face value. Contact a Houston, Texas hypoxic and anoxic brain injury lawyer from Davis & Davis today for experienced help in finding out the truth. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable Houston, Texas hypoxic and anoxic brain injury attorneys can help you get the financial compensation and justice your family deserves.
How a Hypoxic & Anoxic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
Experiencing or seeing a loved one experience a brain injury can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. If an individual has suffered a brain injury as a direct result of a medical provider’s negligence, they are owed compensation for their damages. While you focus on your family and recovery, your attorney can help begin work on the following:
- Gathering evidence: For a medical malpractice claim, this can include medical reports detailing the original diagnosis, intended treatment, and medical history. Medical experts may also be consulted.
- Establishing liability: Liability is established through the four components of negligence. A doctor owes their patients a standard of care, and when that care is breached due to reckless or negligent behavior, it can directly result in catastrophic injury. This deems them to be legally liable.
- Filing your claim: When you file a claim on your own, you run the risk of a low settlement or even a dismissed claim due to incorrect or late filing. Your attorney will ensure you adhere to Texas’ two-year statute of limitations and includes all of the necessary documentation.
- Fight for adequate compensation: Navigating the aftermath of a serious brain injury can come with a complete lifestyle change, including an inability to work at your previous job, the requirement of walking aids, and other changes. Your attorney will fight for you to receive adequate economic and non-economic damages to properly cover the cost of your injury and give you a fighting chance at a fresh start.
The team of experienced and dedicated Houston, Texas hypoxic and anoxic brain injury attorneys at the Houston law firm of Davis & Davis can offer you honest answers, straightforward guidance, and experienced representation in the fight for justice for your loved one and the financial compensation you and your family need.
Common Causes of Hypoxic & Anoxic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are unfortunately common and can result from a simple act of medical recklessness. There are many negligent medical errors that can result in a severe hypoxic or anoxic brain injury, including:
- Anesthesia complications such as esophageal intubation, improper placement of the tube, and improper monitoring of the patient’s condition during surgery
- Birth injuries and fetal brain injuries resulting in cerebral palsy, lasting developmental deficits, or wrongful death
- Pulmonary embolism, resulting in hypoxic brain injury or wrongful death
- Misdiagnosed heart attack or stroke, resulting in interruption of blood flow to the brain
- Surgical errors, such as improper monitoring of the patient’s blood oxygen saturation levels
- Inadequate monitoring of patient following surgery (failing to place the patient in a telemetry unit or ICU)
- Medication errors, such as the administration of contraindicated drugs or drug overdose, resulting in a stroke or seizure that causes brain injury
Regardless of the specific cause, we believe it is our duty to fight for the victims of medical negligence resulting in brain injury or death of a patient. We are one of the few remaining Texas law firms that are committed to helping the victims of medical malpractice recover the full amount of compensation allowed under Texas law.
Contact a Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of a serious brain injury alone. When your life has been permanently altered because of the reckless actions of your doctor, the first step to take is to call a qualified medical malpractice attorney from Davis & Davis. We possess the compassion and knowledge required to take on hypoxic and anoxic brain injury cases and get our clients the compensation and justice they require to start fresh.
Please contact our office today for a free consultation with an experienced Houston, Texas hypoxic and anoxic brain injury attorney who can help you uncover the truth about your loved one’s brain injury and who will fight to make the responsible parties pay. Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide. To start the process, please call (888) 522-9444 or fill out our contact form.