Brain Hypoxia Attorney in Portland
To function, the brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients. Depending on how long the brain is deprived of oxygen, brain hypoxia can cause symptoms ranging in severity from temporary memory loss to brain death. If you or your loved one has suffered brain hypoxia through someone else’s negligence, contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC in Portland, OR for legal assistance pursuing compensation. We are honest with our clients and will act in your best interests at all times.
Why Choose Us?
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC in Portland, OR:
- We have more than 50 years of combined legal experience.
- Our firm has an excellent reputation and many awards and recognitions from respected organizations.
- Our attorneys are aggressive negotiators and experienced trial lawyers – we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary.
What Is Brain Hypoxia?
Brain hypoxia occurs when the brain is not getting enough oxygen. Any event or medical condition that interrupts the flow of oxygen to the brain can result in brain hypoxia. Causes include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cardiac arrest
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Drug overdose
- Hypotension (extremely low blood pressure)
- Anesthesia complications during surgery
- Traveling to altitudes above 8,000 feet
- Severe asthma attack
- Birth injuries
Symptoms of brain hypoxia vary widely, depending on how long the brain is deprived of oxygen. They may include:
- Temporary memory loss
- Reduced motor function
- Cognitive impairment
- Brain death
Brain hypoxia is diagnosed based on symptoms, recent activities, medical history, and diagnostic testing. Medical tests used to diagnose brain hypoxia may include:
- Blood test (to determine oxygen levels)
- MRI (showing detailed images of the head and brain)
- CT scan for a 3-D imaging
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) (to measure the electrical activity of the brain)
- Electrocardiogram (to measure the electrical activity of the heart)
- Echocardiogram (to produce an image of the heart)
Who Is Liable?
When brain hypoxia is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, the victim may be able to recover compensation for the losses he or she has suffered. This condition can result from medical malpractice, drowning in an unsafe swimming pool, brain injury in an automobile accident, or many other situations involving negligence.
Why You Need a Lawyer
A personal injury claim for brain hypoxia may involve complex legal and medical issues. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover maximum compensation after a brain hypoxia injury. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we maintain a smaller caseload, so we can provide the high-quality service and personal attention your case deserves. We can thoroughly investigate the cause of brain hypoxia, determine who is responsible, collect and preserve evidence, and prepare and present a compelling case on your behalf. We are dedicated advocates for injured people who strongly believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for the injuries they cause.
When the brain is deprived of oxygen, it can have a long-term catastrophic effect for the victim. This type of injury may require extensive medical treatment and result in loss of earning capacity and enjoyment of life for victims and their loved ones.
Contact Us Today
If you or your loved one has suffered brain hypoxia through the negligence of another, contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC today. We handle all our cases on a contingency fee basis and offer a free case consultation to assist you.