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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Anoxic brain injury


    As injuries go, brain injuries are possibly the most dangerous in terms of their effects on your future wellbeing. Of them, an anoxic brain injury is particularly debilitating, with the possibility of damage lasting the rest of your life and the need for continual aftercare. The stress caused by anoxic brain injury to you and your family can be considerable, and the last thing you need are money issues.

    Luckily, if you’ve suffered from an anoxic brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

    Anoxic brain injury is caused when your brain stops receiving oxygen. There are many reasons why this could happen, and here are a few of the most common:

    • Cardiac or respiratory arrest
    • Severely low blood pressure (shock) caused from blood loss
    • Suffocation, choking, or strangulation
    • A severe asthma attack
    • Complications during the use of general anaesthesia
    • Near-drowning
    • Carbon monoxide inhalation
    • Electric shock

    In the short term, an anoxic brain injury can leave you in a coma, which has the possibility of transitioning into a Persistent Vegetative State. Other long-term effects and disabilities may include:

    • Blindness
    • Memory problems
    • Changes in personality
    • Hormone problems
    • Impairment of ability to think, reason, speak and write

    While in the long term it is difficult to predict how long these problems may persist, or even if you will fully recover at all, in most cases the recovery period will last at least several years. Depending on how severe your anoxic brain injury is, its effects are likely to put you out of work, and can be severely detrimental to your quality of life.

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    If your injury was sustained due to the fault of others, such as medical negligence or insufficient warning signs for example, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out how much compensation you could receive.

    Our freephone advice helpline is open 24/7, and friendly, professional advisers are on hand to talk you through every step of the way. Most claims are processed entirely over the phone, and in the majority of cases a claimant won’t even need to attend court proceedings, making claiming as stress free as possible. Alternatively, you can try our 30-second compensation calculator on our website to save yourself even more time.

    However you contact us, rest assured there is no obligation to proceed after making your enquiry. If you do wish to go ahead with your claim, our ‘no win, no fee*’ policy will guarantee you’re not out of pocket. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 26th July 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.