Medical procedures can often have risks, but brain injuries from
malpractice shouldn’t be one of them. That said, medical malpractice often results in brain injuries and damage on a semi-regular basis. This form of trauma can come from a variety of sources including anesthesia complications, surgical errors, birth injuries, errors in medication, and more. Brain damage caused by medical malpractice is something everyone should be aware of. Here’s what you need to know.
When the brain is cut off from oxygen, there is only a short amount of time before brain cells begin to die. After just five minutes, the damage starts. The longer your brains goes without oxygen, the more dangerous the damage will be. When wholly deprived of oxygen brain cells can be irreversibly lost in just three minutes, longer can result in loss of function, swelling, and eventually death.
What Are The Symptoms
If you believe you might be witnessing a malpractice based brain injury lookout for symptoms that include personality changes, difficulty with words, and memory loss. More significant problems such as visual impairments, learning disabilities, disorientation regarding people, places, and time, as well as a loss or lack of coordination. In severe cases, you may also notice disorders that cause trembling and jerking motion, as well as bodily rigidity, spasms, and myoclonus.
What Should You Do Next
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to medical malpractice, it’s likely that you are due compensation. While the severity of brain injury can vary case by case depending on the amount of time without oxygen, the impact is often significant to the victim’s life no matter how soon it is resolved. With that in mind, many of the malpractice lawsuits in Maryland resulted in a substantial payout. This can be extremely useful for giving the victims and families of malpractice the ability to provide for the new care and accommodations that might be needed.
Are You Suffering From The Consequences Of Medical Malpractice? Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
The lawyers of Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical malpractice claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn for more information.