While brain injuries can happen for a variety of reasons, but when they occur under the care of a doctor or medical professional, it may be considered medical malpractice. No sum of money can undo the harm of brain damage as a result of medical malpractice, but it can help to handle the costs of the severe consequences. The attorneys at Cardaro & Peek are committed to helping you or your loved ones every step of the way.
One of the most common causes of brain injury related to medical malpractice is oxygen deprivation. In order to function properly, the brain requires a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients. When this supply is disrupted, serious injuries and complications can occur. Events that can prevent the supply of oxygen and nutrients include but are not limited to suffocation, carbon monoxide poisoning, complications from general anesthesia, birthing injuries, and stroke complications. Victims of oxygen deprivation caused by medical malpractice can experience memory loss, difficulty with speech, lack of physical coordination, and the inability to perform basic functions.
A concussion, also known as a traumatic brain injury, can cause severe or even fatal brain injuries. If the hospital staff fails to provide a patient with a wheelchair or fails to protect them against a slip or fall accident, they could hit their head and sustain a concussion as a result of medical malpractice.
Failure to Diagnose a Blood Clot
Failure to diagnose a blood clot could lead to irreversible brain injuries. Blood clotting of the brain, also known as a hematoma, should be corrected with surgery, but doctors and medical professionals fail to recognize the signs. If a patient suffers a brain injury as a result of a misdiagnosed blood clot, they are the victim of medical malpractice.
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