Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries
brain injuries are the result of blows to the head, such as commonly occur in
car accidents and assaults. Some brain injuries are the result of non-traumatic causes,
including medical errors and exposure to toxic chemicals.
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC has decades of experience representing seriously
injured people in Austin and throughout Texas. If you or a loved one has
suffered an anoxic, hypoxic, or other non-traumatic brain injury due to
someone else’s carelessness, we invite you to contact our firm to
request a free, no-obligation consultation. You may be entitled to compensation
for losses related to your injury, including pain and suffering, medical
bills, lost wages and earning capacity, and more. Our lead attorney,
Stephen Stewart, is a member of the Brain Injury Association of America, marking him as
one of the most committed and skilled brain injury advocates around.
Anoxic vs. Hypoxic Brain Injuries
Non-traumatic brain injuries are classified as either anoxic or hypoxic.
Anoxic brain injuries result when the brain suffers a complete lack of
oxygen. Hypoxic injuries, on the other hand, result when the oxygen supply
to the brain is decreased rather than completely cut off. Without oxygen,
brain cells will begin to die within minutes. The longer the brain goes
without oxygen, the more severe and widespread the damage. Both anoxic
and hypoxic brain injuries commonly result from strokes and heart attacks.
When a patient suffers an anoxic or hypoxic brain injury because their
doctor made a mistake, he or she may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Errors
Medical negligence unfortunately results in a number of preventable brain
injuries. There are several ways in which a patient may suffer a brain
injury because their doctor failed to meet the standard of care. These include:
- Improper monitoring of oxygen levels
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failing to prevent infection
- Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a condition
Toxic Chemical Exposure
Another way that a person may suffer a brain injury is through exposure
to toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants. Inhaling toxic particles
or vapors can, either gradually or acutely, cause serious damage to the
brain, nervous system, circulatory system, and respiratory system. Toxic
exposure cases are typically the result of
negligent property owners, employers, and manufacturers.
Brain injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals can cause the following symptoms:
- Lack of coordination
- Memory & concentration problems
- Cognitive problems
- Weakened motor skills
Request Your Free Case Review with an Austin Brain Injury Lawyer
The team of Austin brain injury attorneys at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC
is truly passionate about ensuring that justice is served in cases involving
serious brain injury. We work hard to hold negligent parties accountable
for the damage that they have caused to innocent people and their families.
If you’ve been injured, we want to help you get the compensation
you both need and deserve to cover your financial losses and ensure your
continued care. We invite you to fill out an online case evaluation form
or call us at
(512) 271-5112 to tell us about your case.