It is a common belief that a brain injury can only be caused by a blow to the head. However, there is another category of brain injury that has nothing to do with getting hit in the head. It can be caused without any trauma and can be far more serious than a traumatic brain injury.

Hypoxic-Anoxic brain injuries occur when the flow of oxygen to the brain is stopped or slowed. The brain is deprived of the oxygen it needs to function, resulting in serious brain damage, seizures, coma, cerebral palsy, or even brain death.

  • Hypoxic Brain Injury is caused by partial lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Anoxic Brain Injury is caused by complete lack of oxygen to the brain

So, what can cause lack of oxygen to the brain? How do hypoxic-anoxic brain injuries happen?

  • Head trauma
  • Anesthesia complications or mistakes
  • Drowning
  • Carbon-monoxide poisoning
  • Suffocation
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Strangling
  • Choking
  • Drug overdose

Hypoxic-anoxic brain injuries can be catastrophic. Recovery can take months, years, or in many cases, the person will never completely recover.  Many will need extensive and costly around-the-clock care for the rest of his/her life.

All brain injuries, no matter how they occur, are traumatic. They forever alter the lives of those who experience them, and the lives of their family members. If you or someone you love endured a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone else’s mistake and/or negligence, you need to see me right away.

The victim of a traumatic brain injury faces life-long consequences, and if the injury could have been prevented, I will fight for the compensation he or she needs to carry on with life after a brain injury.

Call me today for a FREE consultation at 1 (877) 944-4373. We can discuss your injury at a time and place that is convenient for you. As your personal injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 34 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.










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What is the difference between Traumatic Brain Injury and Hypoxic-Anoxic brain Injuries?
You don't have to get hit on the head to suffer a devastating brain injury. Annually, thousands of people, young and old suffer an anoxic or hypoxic brain injury. This article contains very important information about anoxic and hypoxic brain inury and how these brain injuries differ from a traumatic brain injury caused by a fall or hit to the head.
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