Over 1.4 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries each year, with more than 50,000 dying as a result. Brain injuries frequently occur during an accident, particularly when an individual sustains a traumatic blow or jolt to the head. Unfortunately, they are also sometimes caused as a result of medical malpractice . One thing is always true, however. The consequences of brain injury are always devastating.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of medical malpractice, please contact us to speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your claim and determine your eligibility to seek compensation for your losses and suffering.
Malpractice and Brain Injuries
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional fails, whether intentionally or not, to provide a patient with a standard level of care. Types of medical malpractice that can result in a brain injury include but are not limited to the following:
- Surgical accident
- Improper administration of anesthesia
- Interrupting blood flow to the brain
- Misdiagnosing, or failing to diagnose a condition
Head trauma, brain tumors, aneurysms, and other brain-related conditions can all lead to a severe brain injury, or even death if left untreated. Failure to diagnose a condition in a timely manner to prevent further injury is also a type of medical malpractice.
Brain Injury and Your Legal Rights
Brain injuries can have severe, and far-reaching repercussions on many facets a victim''s life. Some of the potential physical, emotional, and monetary costs that may result from a brain injury include:
- Chronic pain
- Seizure disorders
- Speech impairment
- Extensive medical bills
Brain injuries can completely and permanently change the lives of victims and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a consequence of medical negligence or malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Please contact us today for a free consultation with a caring and experienced personal injury lawyer who can answer your questions and help you seek the justice you deserve.