Brain injuries caused by medical errors can affect people of all ages.
For instance, newborns can suffer hypoxic brain injuries from a lack of oxygen during delivery.
Children can suffer from traumatic brain injuries from sports, playground clashes, or falls when learning to walk.
Adults injured in car accidents may have brain damage from head trauma that requires immediate and accurate diagnosis.
These injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities or fatal conditions.
In many cases, medical action or inaction can lead to an injury that can permanently alter someone’s life.
If you have suffered a brain injury due to hospital negligence or provider malpractice, speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer today.
In this post, the Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico team will help you understand what the types of brain injuries are due to medical negligence and the steps you can take after you or a loved one is diagnosed with brain injuries from medical errors.
What Is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury is, simply put, an injury to your brain.
Since you cannot easily see a bruise or scratch on your brain, it is easiest to identify a brain injury by the symptoms.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified several symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, some of which include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of or changes to hearing and vision
- Weakness or numbness in the limbs
- Difficulty with coordination or inability to move
- Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
- Difficulty understanding what other people are saying; and
- Inability to regulate mood and behavior.
If you or a loved one have experienced any of these symptoms after medical treatment, you should consider speaking with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
The injury may have been caused by medical errors and you may be entitled to compensation.
Common Examples of Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Errors
Examples of medical malpractice resulting in brain injuries include:
- Failing to timely deliver a baby resulting in oxygen deprivation
- Improper use of instruments when delivering a baby
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to stop bleeding during a surgical procedure; and
- Failure to properly or timely diagnose a medical condition.
How Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico Can Help
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, LLC has experienced and successful medical malpractice litigators.