Brain Injuries And Possible Compensation
Brain damage is often caused by traumatic incidents, such as auto accidents, slips and falls, as well as being struck by an object. However, another common cause of brain injury is medical malpractice. When a doctor makes a mistake while treating a patient which results in harm and the doctor’s conduct is below the standard of care, this is considered medical malpractice.
If you have suffered a brain injury while under the care of a health care provider, our attorneys at Garau Germano, P.C., can help you recover the compensation you deserve under the law. We can investigate your personal injury, collect evidence, seek assistance from medical professionals, and create a case strategy to maximize your recovery.
How Brain Injuries Happen While Under Professional Care
Brain damage due to medical malpractice is typically caused by lack of oxygen to the brain, as opposed to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Oxygen deprivation can result in severe impairment to various bodily functions, such as physical, psychological and cognitive, causing the patient to suffer long-term consequences. When the oxygen supply is cut off to the brain, damage occurs within the first few minutes as sensitive brain cells start dying off. Prolonged lack of oxygen can lead to seizures, a coma, and even brain death.
Common causes of brain injury as a result of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to properly treat the patient
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors and overdoses
- Birth injuries
Blood infections can also cause brain injury. For example, sepsis is caused by septicemia, where the bloodstream experiences a bacterial infection that triggers a rapid inflammatory response, which can lead to organ failure. One of the first organs to fail is typically the brain. Sepsis commonly occurs in patients with serious wounds, chronic illness, or vulnerable immune systems. Poor sanitary procedures at health care facilities can increase the risk of sepsis.
What Are The Signs Of Brain Damage?
Some common signs of a brain injury can include but are not limited to:
- Mood changes
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
- Tiredness or dizziness
- Problems with memory
- Blurred vision or problems with speech
A brain injury usually causes not only physical pain, but mental and emotion pain as well. If you have suffered a brain injury, contact Garau Germano, P.C., today to learn how we can help you.
Contact Us For Experienced, Compassionate Legal Representation
Not only do brain injury survivors need medical attention for the rest of their life, their loved ones must also provide constant care, which means sacrificing their time and finances to ensure the victim is taken care of. Our goal is to ensure you or your loved one obtain the compensation and justice your family deserves. Call us at 317-978-9973 or contact us online.