Hypoxic brain injury is also commonly referred to as Cerebral Hypoxia. It is a condition that occurs when there is a shortage of the oxygen supplied to the brain. It is essential and vital to the proper functioning of the body that the brain must have a constant supply of oxygen. Without an adequate supply of oxygen your cells begin to die after four minutes. The damage sustained by the brain can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on the length of time the brain was without oxygen. It can result in symptoms ranging from difficulty speaking or concentrating to the loss of vision, hearing, or disability and coma depending on the severity.
Medical bills can ruin credit, devastate lives, and lead to bankruptcy. Medical emergencies such as Hypoxic brain injury do not have to be a death sentence. The quality of care you receive is much better and your chances of recovery are greatly improved if you can afford the very best in professional health care. You cannot assume that all medical and emergency staff is the same.
The level of care, the knowledge, and professionalism will differ according to the person and institution. It is unfortunate but true that many individuals have suffered tremendously and their injuries worsened or further complicated because of poor, ineffective, inefficient, or substandard care meted out by health professionals in the field.
Technology is always changing and medical advances reveal more information daily. Unfortunately, not all professionals in the field make it their duty to keep pace with or keep track of the advances. MRIs and CT scans often used by most physicians do not detect all brain damage. An individual can have no visible sign of injury, no cracked or fractured skull, no brain bleeds, and normal MRI and CT scan and still have hypoxic brain injury.
Specialists in the field such as neurologists can be dismissive and not recognize the symptoms if they are not aware of the latest developments in medical research in areas such as cognitive reserve. It is important if you feel you are suffering from the symptoms of hypoxic brain injury or know someone that is, to be persistent and to seek the only the very best in health care.
The cost of taking care of your injury is tremendous and not to be underestimated. If you have a claim for your injury it can only proceed with the necessary medical confirmation and evidence of your condition. Your case can be heavily influenced and can be very negatively affected by inaccurate or incomplete reports or inappropriate and detracting comments from your physician. This is primarily one of the many different reasons that individuals with this medical situation should not hesitate or delay.
It is of vital importance to seek legal assistance and representation as early and as quickly in the process as possible. The proper representation can assist with dealing with skeptical or inept medical professionals who can ultimately prejudice your claim. If you have further questions on hypoxic brain injury contact the Priority Legal Team.
Cheri Davis writes for http://www.prioritylegalclaims.co.uk/