Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

Not all 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.

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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
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Memory & concentration problems
  • Cognitive problems
  • Weakened motor skills
  • Tremors

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.