Brain Injury Resulting From Medical Negligence
Victims of traumatic brain injuries resulting from medical negligence deserve justice.
Many traumatic brain injuries are caused by sports, however, vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, and even electrical shock, can all result in brain injury. Additionally, brain injuries can be caused by medical negligence. Because of the extremely serious nature of brain injuries and the dramatic implications that brain injuries can have on the rest of a patient’s life, these medical malpractice instances must be addressed legally.
Most of the time doctors provide care that benefits a patient, but when medical negligence causes a serious injury involving the brain, very often this results in permanent harm.
Medical negligence is when a medical professional does not act in a manner consistent with the accepted standards of medical care. When this occurs it is very important that the medical provider is held accountable. These injuries can affect the rest of a patient’s life and if a brain injury is extremely serious, it can require costly treatment and care. Without a settlement or favorable verdict, a patient’s family would likely be unable to assume the financial cost. Injuries can include memory loss, psychiatric problems, cognitive disabilities, or paralysis. In some cases the medical negligence may even result in death.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries Resulting From Medical Malpractice
Birth injury is a common type of medical negligence that results in brain injury. An emergency situation where oxygen is cut off from the baby’s brain during the birth process can result in a disability like cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or other conditions that impact the life and future of the child.
Other causes of brain injury resulting from medical malpractice can include mistakes during brain tumor surgery, doctors failing to diagnose a brain tumor, serious infections that develop after a surgical procedure, patients receiving too much medication, or the improper use of medication.
Putting so much trust in a physician can be very difficult for many patients and their families. There must be a basic trust and understanding that accompanies this very important relationship. The care that a doctor provides must be at a level that is consistent with the current standards of care. Failing to provide this level of care may result in injuries that constitute medical malpractice.
When this happens patients have the right to pursue legal action and attempt to recover compensation. Many states either have tort reforms or are actively pursuing tort reforms that may limit the amount that patients could recover in the event of medical malpractice. Missouri has been working on legislation on tort reform for several years. Because of changing legislation and complicated medical malpractice laws, victims of medical malpractice should contact an attorney with experience handling medical malpractice cases. Patients and their families who have experienced malpractice deserve to be compensated for the injuries that they are forced to live with everyday.
Legal Help for Victims of Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence in Missouri, contact a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
To speak with a brain injury attorney at Zevan and Davidson regarding a free and private consultation, call us at (314) 588-7200 or contact us online.
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