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Medical Malpractice – Resulting in Brain Damage
A traumatic brain injury can happen as a result of medical negligence. When a physician, surgeon, nurse or any other medical professional has acted below the standard or care or in a negligent or careless manner and it results in serious injuries, you are entitled under Texas law, to monetary compensation.
For help in learning what your rights are, contact a North Texas medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer. They can explain the legal options that are available.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviates from the standard of care which is established by expert testimony and is essentially what a reasonable prudent doctor physician or medical provider would have done in the same or similar circumstances. When medical malpractice leads to a brain injury or brain damage, they should be held liable for the damages you have suffered.
One of the types of medical malpractice cases resulting in brain damage can be malpractice made during pregnancy, delivery or birth. This type of birth injury is oftentimes the result of decreased oxygen or blood flow to the newborn.
This can happen under a number of different ways. During pregnancy a doctor may prescribe a medication that turns out to be harmful or contraindicated. During labor and delivery the umbilical cord can get stuck around the baby’s neck, which should have been seen beforehand. Without the OB/GYN acting quickly, it can lead to a brain injury or brain damage.
After the baby’s birth health complications must be detected and treated or those could lead to brain injury. These preventable acts of negligence can lead to a medical malpractice claim. An experienced medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer is an invaluable tool when your family must deal with the emotional and financial stress of a birth injury caused by medical malpractice.
Another type of medical malpractice case that involves a brain injury is when a surgeon is performing an operation on the patient’s brain, such as to alleviate pressure or remove a tumor, and the surgeon makes a mistake. Surgical mistakes can cause significant damage to the brain.
Other types of malpractice cases that may involve an injury to the brain include:
- failure to diagnose a brain tumor;
- infection as a result of surgery;
- mistake with anesthesia and
- overmedicating a patient.
Regardless of the type of brain injury or what kind of medical malpractice caused it, if you can establish that a doctor, surgeon or another medical professional was negligent and that negligence caused damages to another person, they should be held financially responsible. Financial compensation; money – for the financial, emotional and physical losses suffered by the client is the objective of the medical malpractice and personal injury attorney.
Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case
Damages for a brain injury caused by medical malpractice or negligence are often severe because the brain controls the whole person. These compensable damages can include not only current and past expenses and losses but future ones as well. A person whose brain has been injured by medical malpractice may be facing months, years or even a lifetime of medical care and treatment.
Some of the damages that may be recovered include past and future doctor bills, hospital costs, rehabilitation and physical therapy. Compensation for past and future loss of earnings (and earning potential if not able to return to work), pain and suffering and mental anguish are available. The consequences of this type of mistake can be significant and long lasting, leading an individual to deserve a high dollar amount of compensation.
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For help with any questions regarding medical malpractice that results in a brain injury or questions regarding establishing the types of damages you may be entitled to, contact a Dallas and North Texas medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane. They can help you review your damages, the evidence and the likelihood of bringing a successful medical malpractice claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of brain injury as a result of medical malpractice or medical negligence, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims. Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.