Miami Brain Hypoxia / Brain Anoxia Attorneys
Helping People Throughout Florida Suffering from the Effects of Brain Hypoxia
Brain hypoxia is a dangerous injury that occurs when the oxygen supply to the brain is decreased or interrupted. Brain anoxia exists when the oxygen supply to the brain is completely cut off. These conditions happen, in many cases, due to cardiac arrest, vascular injury, stroke, near drowning, strangulation, choking, smoke inhalation, shock, drug overdose, carbon monoxide poisoning, birth injury, or head trauma.
When brain hypoxia occurs because of someone else’s negligence, whether in a vehicle, slip and fall, drowning, workplace accident, a birth injury or from some other instance of negligent medical care, you have the right to sue for damages. Brain hypoxia can lead to severe brain damage or death, and you your loved ones deserve justice for the suffering caused by the negligence of others. Indeed, the law may entitle you and your loved ones to receive compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity to fully enjoy life, disability, payment of medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, or lost companionship and support, among other injuries warranting compensation.
The experienced personal injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group can help you obtain the substantial compensation you deserve. We have negotiated, litigated and tried serious injury and wrongful death cases for over 25 years and have achieved millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for individuals and families who have been harmed by the dangerous negligence of careless individuals and irresponsible corporations. You can depend on our attorneys to provide the type of powerful representation necessary to achieve justice and win the full compensation you deserve.
Legal Recourse for Brain Hypoxia Injuries Caused by Negligence
Many situations involving negligence can result in brain hypoxia. If it was caused by medical malpractice, drowning in an unsafe swimming pool, a traumatic brain injury from an automobile or truck accident, or another situation involving negligence, with highly skilled advocacy you can hold the negligent party liable and accountable for the damages they have caused.
Car and Truck Accidents
In 2018, more than 254,000 people were injured in vehicle accidents in Florida, including 31,032 in Miami-Dade County. Driver error, negligence, and distraction cause most of these crashes.
If brain hypoxia is the result of a car or truck accident caused by another driver’s error, negligence, or distracted driving, you may be able to obtain compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity to fully enjoy life, and loss of companionship, among other elements of damage. The experienced Miami car accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group will build and present the strongest possible case to help you receive full and fair compensation for the devastating harm that you’ve suffered.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Drowning is the second leading cause of injury death among children ages one to fourteen in the U.S., with Florida and Texas leading the nation in the number of deaths per year. Unfortunately, many others, including adults, also suffer serious brain hypoxia injuries from swimming pool accidents that could have been prevented.
If a pool, hot tub, or spa accident occurs on another person’s property or in a public or commercial space, the property owner/manager in charge can be held liable for the injury under Florida premises liability law, if it was caused by their negligence. Pool owners and operators may have to pay monetary damages to compensate you for your medical expenses, pain, suffering, and other losses, even if they didn’t create the dangerous situation but knew or should have known about it and eliminated it or warned visitors about its existence.
Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice
Injuries during birth, surgeries, and other types of medical care can also cause brain hypoxia. During labor and delivery, for example, a fetus’s oxygen supply can be drastically reduced or cut off if he gets stuck in the birth canal. Physicians and other health care providers must carefully monitor the fetus’s vital signs and react quickly with appropriate emergency care to prevent brain damage. If they don’t and the baby suffers brain damage, the doctor and others involved in the negligent care could be held liable for medical malpractice.
Negligent emergency room treatment including delayed diagnosis and treatment of a stroke or heart attack, surgical error, as well as anesthesia and medication mistakes represent just a few examples of the types of medical malpractice that can lead to brain hypoxia or brain anoxia. Failure to diagnose and treat a stroke caused by a clot causing a diminution of blood and oxygen flow to the brain can result in permanent brain injury due to hypoxic or anoxic brain injury. Administering too much anesthesia or the wrong anesthetic can cut off oxygen to the brain during surgery and cause brain damage. Similarly, intubating a patient improperly, over-medicating someone, or giving someone the wrong medication can affect the supply of oxygen to their brain and lead to brain damage.
If brain hypoxia damage is the result of medical malpractice or negligence, you may be able to receive substantial compensation for your pain and suffering, disability, lost quality of life, past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity and all the losses for which Florida law permits compensation. The experienced Miami medical malpractice attorneys of Boyers Law Group will work skillfully and tirelessly to to prove your case so that you can receive the full and fair compensation that you and your loved ones need and deserve.
How Experienced Miami Brain Injury Attorneys Will Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
Whether brain hypoxia is the result of a car or truck accident, a pool or boating accident, another type of accident, or medical malpractice, the damage it causes can be devastating. The lives of victims and their families are forever changed. The injured person may require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care. He or she may be unable to work, while family members may suffer emotionally, socially, and financially.
The victim and his or her family may never be able to achieve the quality of life they had before the injury occurred. However, with help from an experienced Miami brain injury lawyer you can obtain the needed compensation for your expenses, pain and suffering, and losses, if the injury was the result of someone else’s negligence. Compensation may include:
- Medical expenses, including medications, hospitalizations, and transportation
- Therapy expenses and equipment
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Disability or physical impairment
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of services, consortium and support (for family)
The Miami brain injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group want to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve and hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of brain hypoxia, determine who is responsible, collect all necessary evidence to build a strong case, negotiate aggressively with insurance companies on your behalf, and, if necessary, fight for your full financial compensation and justice in court.
You Can Depend on the Experienced Miami Brain Injury Attorneys of the Boyers Law Group
Living with the symptoms, stress, and major life changes that accompany a hypoxic brain injury can be extraordinarily challenging. At Boyers Law Group, we immerse ourselves in the plight of our clients and do everything in our power to ease the tremendous burden that our clients face.
It has been our privilege to help many families throughout Florida who have been victims of serious accidents and injuries. If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured due to the negligence, recklessness or wrongful conduct of others, we are committed to putting our experience, skills, resources and track-record of success to work for you. For a free consultation with a compassionate, knowledgeable brain injury attorney, call us today at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website.
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