Shelton Hypoxic Brain Injury Lawyer

The brain is a complex organ. Even highly trained and experienced doctors do not have a comprehensive understanding of how the human brain works. In general terms, oxygen from the body’s bloodstream is necessary for the brain to send signals between its nerve cells and keep those cells alive. If the brain’s supply of oxygen is partially restricted for several minutes or longer, it can cause brain cells to die, resulting in what is known as a “hypoxic brain injury.”

This is a serious and potentially life-threatening form of trauma. Anyone who has suffered harm like this due to someone else’s misconduct may have grounds for civil litigation, which a skilled TBI attorney could help them pursue. No matter what effects your injury has had on your life or what losses you need to seek recovery for as a result, a Shelton hypoxic brain injury lawyer can be the dependable ally you need to get the best result possible from your civil case.

How Negligence Can Lead to a Hypoxic Brain Injury

Hypoxic brain injuries often stem from an undiagnosed or untreated medical condition that prevents oxygenated blood from reaching the brain or prevents the brain from making effective use of oxygenated blood, such as a heart attack, asthma attack, or dangerously low blood pressure. However, they can also stem from traumatic circumstances or injuries such as:

  • Drowning accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Smoke or carbon monoxide inhalation
  • Suffocation, either from choking on something or a criminal act
  • Poisoning
  • Drug overdose

Holding someone else legally liable for the effects of a hypoxic brain injury in Shelton virtually always requires proving they were legally “negligent” in some way. For most people, this means proving that they did something reckless or careless which no other reasonable person would have done under the same circumstances. For medical professionals, though, “negligence” requires a breach of a “standard of care,” which is defined based on what another equally qualified physician should have done under the circumstances. An attorney can explain these legal requirements in more detail.

Getting Around Obstacles to Effective Civil Recovery

There are several legal roadblocks that can get in the way of recovery for a hypoxic brain injury. For example, if a court finds that an injured person is at all to blame for causing or worsening their own injury through their own misconduct, that court may reduce the total compensation available to them in proportion to their percentage of “comparative fault.”

Additionally, most people who get hurt in any way through someone else’s misconduct have a maximum of two years after first sustaining harm to file suit over it, even if their injury will irreversibly alter the course of their life. These are just a few reasons among many why having help from a seasoned lawyer can be so crucial to achieving success with a claim built around a hypoxic brain injury in Shelton.

Get in Touch With a Shelton Hypoxic Brain Injury Attorney

Whether it is hypoxic, anoxic, or any other variety of injury, brain trauma is one of the most severe and consequential outcomes that a negligent act can have. While money alone cannot completely erase the damage done by this sort of trauma, it can almost always help maximize the long-term quality of life of someone who suffered physical, financial, and psychological losses at the hands of someone else.

A conversation with a Shelton hypoxic brain injury lawyer can give you answers to important questions and information about what next steps may be appropriate in your situation. Schedule your free initial consultation by calling Berkowitz Hanna today.