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Seizure Disorders Caused by Oxygen Deprivation

Understanding Anoxic and Hypoxic Injuries

The term "anoxic" means "total lack of oxygen," while the term "hypoxic" means "partial lack of oxygen." Therefore, anoxic brain injury, cerebral hypoxia and hypoxic-anoxic injury (HAI) are all different ways to describe brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation.

After only four minutes of insufficient oxygen levels, brain cells begin to die. After five minutes of deprivation, permanent brain damage can occur. Such brain damage can lead to a wide variety of cognitive and physical disorders, including seizures.

Anderson Law Offices in Cleveland represents clients throughout Ohio and the U.S. who suffer from seizure disorders and other injuries caused by the negligence of surgeons, obstetricians and others. With an impressive record of results, our Cleveland oxygen deprivation lawyers are ready and willing to fight for justice and fair compensation for you and your loved ones.

Seizures Related to Lack of Oxygen During Birth

Oxygen deprivation in infants often occurs when the umbilical cord is twisted or compressed during the birth process. It can also occur due to unchecked blood loss, a ruptured uterus or other problems. Such oxygen deprivation can lead to the baby suffering brain damage, cerebral palsy or seizures.

During the birth process, your doctor has the responsibility to follow a certain standard of care and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your child is not permanently harmed by anoxia or hypoxiation. If he or she does not, you may have a medical malpractice case. A skilled Ohio medical malpractice attorney at the Anderson Law Offices can review your situation and advise you accordingly.

Other Causes of Oxygen Deprivation

Lack of oxygen potentially leading to brain damage and seizure disorders can also be caused by:

  • Near drowning
  • Electrical shock
  • Heart attacks
  • Very low blood pressure
  • Brain tumors
  • Carbon monoxide inhalation
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Suffocation or pressure on the trachea

Contact Our Ohio Seizure Disorders Attorneys

Could your or your child's seizure condition have been caused by the negligence of a medical professional or other parties? Explore your options and learn about your rights by calling Anderson Law Offices at 216-589-0256 or 888-589-0256, or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

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