Hypoxic Brain Injury

Hypoxic Brain Injury

Charlotte NC Brain Injury Lawyer

After being born 13 weeks early by cesarean section, the two pound two ounce baby girl was suffering from respiratory problems and transferred to a specialist unit at another hospital.

Only two days old the baby was placed on a ventilator when the  endotracheal tube that was attached to the ventilator became dislodged. In the period of time before the hospital staff had noticed that the baby’s tube had become displaced, she had already suffered significant oxygen loss. It then took another several minutes because the Doctor treating her had no special training in incubation, it took two tubes and four attempts before he was able to get the tube into the trachea to assist her with her breathing.

At 49 days old the baby died in her mothers arms. The pathologist did a report which showed that she had died from a hypoxic brain injury which stemmed from the displacement of her ventilator tube.  The baby, while in the care at the hospital had suffered over-ventilation causing complications as well.

The pathologist stated that  the aftermath of the brain damage was ‘quite extensive and widespread’ and was consistent with the damage from the tube displacement.

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If you, or someone you know has experienced a traumatic brain injury, take the first step to protect your legal rights– contact Justin Bice and the personal injury firm of Bice Law serving both North Carolina and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, so act quickly.  Call (855) 5-BICE-LAW today or submit an online request  to get a free consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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