Other than food and water, what is the basic need for any animal, plant, or person to live? That is oxygen. Oxygen is the main element that the human body requires in order to survive. This is no different for the brain. The brain is a part of the human body that if not provided sufficient oxygen or lacks oxygen, can commence suffering numerous damages. This is often referred to as Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy- when the brain is limited or completely deprived of oxygen. Hypoxic being the limited supply and anoxic being the complete lack of. The damages that the brain suffers can range from mild to severe and in extreme cases, it can even lead to the death of a patient. Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy can result from a variety of scenarios including drowning, electrocution, and even medical malpractice.
When a brain lacks oxygen most than likely the patient will suffer permanent injuries, if lucky, they may recover from the damages if the damages were mild. Medical negligence that results in a Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy injury could result from medical care that is not given in accordance with the standard of care. When this happens, the victim of the Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy can call a skilled lawyer in West Palm Beach for Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy medical malpractice. This type of medical negligence is a serious one that requires swift action in order to receive some, if not all the damages that were endured.
Negligent Medical Personnel Can Cause Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy Injuries
Aside from the different situations where someone can be restricted of oxygen or completely deprived of it, medical malpractice has been known to fall into that category. Here are some moments during a patient’s care where they can fall victims of Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy malpractice:
- Patient under anesthesia not having intubation tube placed properly leading to a lack of oxygen
- Expectant mother’s infant that is in fetal distress not having immediate C-section performed
- Chemical reaction to improperly administered medication causing patient cardiac arrest
Information on Hypoxic-Anoxic-Encephalopathy
- For every 1,000 babies that are born, four of them will suffer from Hypoxic-Anoxic Encephalopathy
- Neurological disabilities will affect every one in four babies that suffer from Hypoxic-Anoxic injuries
- Heart attacks and strokes can lead to a hypoxic-anoxic encephalopathy injuries
You Can Never Be Too Safe
One thing that is certain is that patients who seek medical care are not in the safety zone. On top of the risks that their surgeries or treatments may already have, they may not be given top-quality care which results in medical negligence. Percy Martinez West Palm Beach Law Firm Hypoxic-anoxic encephalopathy attorneys are prepared to manage and guide victims of these types of injuries. The firm wants a successful case for their clients and to bring them some hope.