Brain injuries can be separated into two categories: Traumatic and non-traumatic. Traumatic brain injury is where physical trauma or force penetrates, fractures, or otherwise impacts the skull or brain. Non-traumatic brain injury is caused by internal damage such as an infection or bleeding in the brain. Brain injuries can happen in an instant, like in car accidents, or slowly over time, as is the case with lead paint exposure. However, in cases involving medical malpractice, brain injuries are the direct result of improper care. Below are a few common causes of brain injury in the realm of medical malpractice. If you believe your loved one has suffered a brain injury following medical treatment, contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek today.
A birth injury can cause brain injuries and long-term damage to the child. During delivery, the excessive force with forceps or vacuum suction can hurt the infant’s skull and brain. Making the wrong call in not performing a C-section soon enough can cut off the oxygen supply to the baby’s brain, resulting in death. If the baby survives their birth injury, they can be left with conditions like cerebral palsy, which can alter their life and their family’s life. Getting compensation can help pay for the additional care and treatment required after such a serious injury.
Failing to Diagnose and Treat An Injury
If a healthcare provider fails to diagnose, recognize, and treat certain conditions or ailments the patient experiences under their care, it can lead to the patient sustaining brain injuries. Stroke, heart attack, and pulmonary embolisms can cause the patient to stop receiving blood flow or oxygen to their brain. Undetected brain tumors or blood clots can do the same. The longer the brain goes without oxygen, the more likely the person is to sustain long-term brain damage. The damage can manifest as cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes, along with physical damages to the body, like paralysis.
Negligence During Medical Procedures
Improperly administering anesthesia or surgical errors can also lead to brain damage. In cases of anesthetic procedures, a too large of a dose or improper intubation can cause the brain to be deprived of oxygen. During neurosurgeries, if the surgeon makes a mistake, it can result in severe brain damage to the patient. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cardaro & Peek are dedicated to thoroughly examining your case to help you seek justice when these mistakes and injuries occur.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical 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, and LinkedIn for more information.