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Anoxic Hypoxia

Anoxic refers to a total lack of oxygen; hypoxic means a partial lack of oxygen. Overall, the more complete the lack of oxygen, the more severe the harm to the brain and the greater the consequences.

The brain cannot survive more than 2 minutes without oxygen. These types of injury to the brain usually occur after a near drowning, suffocation, smoke inhalation or a crush injury to the chest. In older individuals, hypoxia or anoxia occurs with a stroke, a heart attack or a pulmonary arrest. Hypoxic or anoxic brain injuries frequently have an initial incident of widespread brain swelling (edema). The length and the extent of oxygen deprivation determines the subsequent extent of injury to the brain, but the exact duration and extent are often unknown so the degree of injury may not be recognized until days, weeks or months following the event.

As attorneys, our clients come to us because they want answers. Our clients come to us with severe or disabling injuries. The brain is the only organ in the body that does not regrow. The survivors of the traumatically brain injured are not only faced with a tragedy to a loved one, but they also have to pick up all the pieces. They want to know two things: How did this happen; and how can we prevent this from happening to someone else.

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