In the UK somebody has a stroke every five minutes meaning that there are 100,000 strokes every year. What is a stroke? A stroke is when brain cells die because the blood supply to the brain is cut off. They cause more disabilities than any other...
An injury caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain is more commonly known as ‘brain ischemia’. The reason a lack of blood flow to the brain can cause brain damage is that blood carries oxygen, and when the brain is starved of oxygen, brain cells can quickly die off, causing irreversible damage.
Ischemic injuries can unfortunately sometimes happen during birth and are closely related to hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries. Such injuries can be extremely complicated and often quite complex, due to the body trying to save the brain cells by moving blood and oxygen to it, this can mean other vital organs are damaged first.
If you have given birth and your baby has been diagnosed with some form of brain injury caused by lack of oxygen, it is possible that this was avoidable. It is advisable that you receive legal advice if you believe you may be entitled to claim compensation. If you would like further information from one of our legal specialists about a compensation claim, contact our solicitors today on 01616 966 229 for free initial advice or complete our enquiry form.