Without oxygen, damage will be done to the body. The brain could suffer the most harm if a Delaware resident is denied oxygen for an extended period. Permanent brain injuries can result from a condition called cerebral hypoxia, which in the simplest terms means that the brain is not getting the oxygen it needs.
Numerous Delaware residents rely on pharmaceuticals to control acute or chronic conditions. The side effects of many of these medications can cause brain injuries, heart attacks and organ damage, among other injuries. Some patients even die. For those who survive, the lifelong implications of these injuries could make it difficult to have a normal life.
Medical researchers learn more about the human body all of the time and pass on their discoveries to medical professionals everywhere, including those here in Delaware. For instance, it was discovered that the human brain begins to die after it has been without oxygen for approximately six minutes. However, irreversible brain injuries can occur when it is deprived of oxygen for at least three minutes.
A pregnant woman who tragically died has finally been given justice by a state court, according to local sources. The 24-year-old woman passed away as a result of complications of brain injuries she apparently received while in the hospital. Delaware residents will be pleased to hear that her family, including her daughter who is now two years old, have been awarded $4.3 million in damages.
A family who lost a father and husband back in 2013 has finally been given the justice it deserves. Delaware residents are sure to be pleased at the news that a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 37-year-old man who died due to brain injuries has finally been settled. The exact amount of the settlement has not been publicly announced, but sources say the total equals at least $3.75 million.
The family of renowned actress and comedian Joan Rivers has finally settled a long-standing medical malpractice suit related to the star's death in 2014. As some Delaware fans are probably already aware, the family has long believed Rivers suffered brain injuries while under medical care. The suit was filed last year with the Supreme Court, and has just now been settled for an undisclosed amount.
A woman who says she was the victim of medical malpractice has won a considerable victory, according to local sources. Delaware residents will be pleased to learn that the woman, who suffered brain injuries during a tumor treatment, was awarded $44.1 million by a jury. According to the court documentation, the hospital intends to appeal.
Hot on the heels of settling a lawsuit involving the untimely death of a promising doctor, an embattled health provider is preparing to face another suit for another allegedly mistreated blood clot. Delaware residents may be aware of the death of a 26-year-old mother of two who passed away as a result of brain injuries due to a hemorrhage on April 1, 2013. This new trial is scheduled to begin on April 4 of this year.
A tragic case of medical malpractice has recently been settled, according to local legal sources. Delaware residents will be pleased to hear a case involving a woman who died of brain injuries in May 2013 has finally found justice after her family was awarded an undisclosed settlement. The case was resolved only a week into the trial.
The 2013 death of a recently-graduated doctor from another state has generated a medical malpractice suit which is slated to begin this month. The 26-year-old suffered brain injuries from which she later died after a blood clot went unrecognized in her diagnosis. Delaware residents will be pleased to note that her family is pursuing justice in her case.