Brain Injury Malpractice
Medical malpractice can result in a variety of injuries, and one of the most severe can be malpractice that results in a brain injury. The effects of brain injury can range from mild cognitive impairment to a persistent vegetative state, and even death, and may or may not include physical impairment. For those who survive and are conscious, the emotional and psychological impact can be lifelong and devastating.
Brain damage caused by medical malpractice is often caused by oxygen deprivation. Malpractice of this type can include misdiagnoses of heart attacks or strokes, anesthesia errors, injuries during birth, and medication errors.
Medication errors can cause reduced breathing and heart rate from overdose, causing oxygen deprivation, and allergic reactions or harmful drug interactions.
In addition to brain injuries caused by malpractice, misdiagnosed brain injuries are another type of malpractice that can lead to further complications. Second impact syndrome is a term for sustaining a second traumatic brain injury before the first has healed, and it is far more likely to cause permanent damage or death than a single impact of the same magnitude. In addition, a person who has a recent brain injury can be more likely to have complications that can lead to a second brain injury or other injuries. Seizures, loss of coordination, dizzy spells, fainting, blackouts and confusion are among the many symptoms which can cause an accident.
Compensation for brain damage and injury caused by medical malpractice
Permanent brain damage and injury can mean sudden financial, emotional, and physical hardships for patients and their families. Even though it might be difficult to think about seeking legal help during this time, there are time limits for taking legal action. Also, in many cases, you will need the compensation that you deserve as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has experienced serious brain injury or death which you believe may have been due to brain damage or injury caused by medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation including current medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life’s activities, and pain and suffering.