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What is Anoxic Brain Injury? Louisiana Woman Sues

A Louisiana woman is accusing two physicians of medical malpractice after their care allegedly led to serious injuries. She blames the two doctors for actions or omissions that led to anoxic brain injury, cardiopulmonary arrest and subsequent encephalopathy. The incident occurred in 2012, but the lawsuit was not filed until August 1 of this year. According to the complaint, the doctors failed to follow appropriate life support guidelines in administering CPR and failed to properly monitor and treat the plaintiff’s pulmonary symptoms. What is Anoxic Brain Injury? Anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen. When this occurs, even for a few minutes, the brain’s cells begin to deteriorate and die. After four minutes of oxygen deprivation, these anoxic brain injuries can become permanent. Anoxic brain injury can be the result of medical malpractice on the part of doctors or staff. Medical malpractice occurs when doctors…
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Concussions Linked to Suicide in Alarming New Study

Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a single concussion can triple the risk of suicide. The study suggests concussions have horrible long-term implications for mental health that can have lethal outcomes. Concussions have recently gained public attention due to the controversy surrounding professional athletes and brain injuries. Most recently, this controversy played out in the movie Concussion, which discussed the link between professional football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE can occur in people with a long history of multiple concussions. Several former professional football players have committed suicide and were later found to have CTE. Thanks to recent media attention, this study is being released at a time when the public is focused on the long-term mental health effects of concussions. What does the research say, and why is it alarming? You don’t need CTE to be at higher risk of suicide. The research, published in the Canadian…
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