There are many devastating injuries that can result from a personal injury or medical malpractice, and brain injuries are no exception. Often when people think of common causes of brain injuries, hitting the head comes to mind. However, there are lesser-known ways that damage can be dealt to the brain that are equally as common. Here are some causes of brain injuries and how negligence could be at play.
First, the most familiar type of brain injury is the concussion. A concussion is simply an injury where the brain hits part of the inside of the skull. A popular example is when a football player gets a hit to the head strong enough to jolt their brain against their skull. As you might know from much of the controversy that had developed around sports and concussions, this type of injury can have dangerous, lasting effects. For most people in everyday life, a concussion can occur from a slip and fall, car accident, or any other injury where you were struck in the head.
Hypoxia and Anoxia
Both hypoxic brain injuries and anoxic brain injuries involve the lack of oxygen supplied to the brain. These injuries are almost always the result of some form of medical malpractice. Hypoxia occurs when only a small amount of oxygen can reach the brain at a particular time. This can often come about at birth when the baby becomes starved of oxygen during the delivery. In extreme cases, anoxia is a severe or complete lack of oxygen to the brain. It is an incredibly scary reaction caused by errors in medication. If you have been prescribed a medication that caused anoxia then you might not realize it at first. But the symptoms of anoxia can affect not only your brain by impairing your vision, memory, and other mental faculties. Anoxia can also affect your movement and coordination. Without the proper amount of oxygen the brain can suffer permanent damage, so it is important to address it as soon as possible. If you noticed any of these symptoms or you just haven’t been feeling yourself since your change in medication then you should seek help because you could have grounds for a medical malpractice case.
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