We trust hospitals and doctors with our lives. When providing proper care, their decisions have the power to heal and to save. But when they ignore their duty and act negligently, the consequences can be disastrous—even fatal.
Medical malpractice is a major cause of brain trauma, including both direct injuries and injuries occurring through blood and oxygen deprivation. Injuries can be attributed to the negligence of doctors, surgeons, supporting staff, and even facility administrators and policies.
If you or your loved one suffer brain trauma or other injury as the result of negligent medical treatment, you need the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s team of injury lawyers can help you and your family hold dangerous and negligent medical professionals responsible.
Brain Trauma in Medical Malpractice Cases: Common Examples
Injury to the brain can occur in nearly any type of personal injury, and medical malpractice personal injuries are no exception. Either by direct interference with the brain (e.g., surgery) or indirect interference with the brain through treatment of other parts of the body, negligent medical care poses serious risks of brain injuries.
Among the most common types of malpractice related brain trauma are injuries caused by:
- Surgical Error
- Diagnostic Errors
- Anesthesia Complications
- Medication Errors
Brain injuries are not limited to older patients, either. In fact, infants frequently suffer brain trauma and related neurological injuries during childbirth as the result of medical malpractice, including:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Direct Trauma to the Brain
What are the Effects of Brain Injuries?
Brain injuries in any context can have serious and deadly results. Surgical errors can cause functional, nerve, and cognitive impairment, and may even result in wrongful death.
Other medical errors can be just as severe. Failure to diagnose, medication errors, and other medical malpractice can cause direct or indirect damage to the brain. Blood and oxygen loss to the brain can result in severe and permanent impairment or death.
What Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do to Help?
If you believe medical malpractice has occurred, your first step should be to get the injured patient corrective treatment as soon as possible to mitigate the pain and injury. The next step should be to contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
Medical malpractice law suits are, as a rule, among the more difficult personal injury cases to pursue. This becomes even more apparent in cases involving brain trauma or traumatic brain injury. In addition to proving the fault of the facility or medical professional, extensive investigation and expert input will likely be required to establish the full extent of the patient’s injuries.
This type of claim should not be pursued without the assistance of an experienced legal professional. While the hospital and its insurers may attempt to offer a quick, cheap settlement, they do not have your best interests in mind.
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If you or your loved one suffered brain trauma or other injuries as the result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. Call or email Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA today for your free consultation.