Common causes of traumatic brain injury include car, motorcycle, and truck accidents as well as serious falls. A second, but related cause can arise from the medical mismanagement of the original brain trauma by the treating physician and hospital.
This secondary cause is medical malpractice and it is especially prevalent in “closed head” injuries where signs of brain injury are not always obvious. Both primary traumatic injuries, and the secondary malpractice in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury cases are both considered possible legal causes in brain injury litigation cases.
Brain injuries are life-changing events for both the victim and his or her loved ones. The future is mostly uncertain because the full extent of brain damage is rarely known right away.
Take comfort in reaching out to our firm for support, help and answers. We have the medical expertise, trial skills, and litigation resources necessary to obtain the financial compensation you deserve within the shortest time possible.
Kenneth Drake has over thirty-five years of medical malpractice trial experience, and has received among the highest professional ratings among his peers for his depth of medical knowledge and trial skills.
Equally important, Ken is dedicated to providing each and every client with personal care, responsiveness and a deep sense of compassion rarely found in today’s busy legal profession.
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A major focal point in most brain-injury litigation will be whether the plaintiff can prove he or she actually sustained brain damage. In most cases this means demonstrating visible evidence of such damage. Unless the jury can actually see the damage, usually through an MRI, insurance companies and their defense lawyers will try to prove your alleged symptoms are either contrived or was the result of a pre-existing psychological disorder.
It is easy to see why litigating a brain damage case requires attorneys with extensive medical knowledge, trial experience and expert resources. It requires knowing about the most current scientific methods of detecting neurological injuries and further having the contacts to renowned physicians who are willing to testify on your behalf.
There are no fees or expenses unless and until there is a financial recovery in your case. Be mindful however, that every potential claim has critical time deadlines. Delay in filing your case on time can preclude your right to ever sue or recover damages relating to your injuries. In this regard we urge you to contact us as soon as possible.
To better serve you, if you or a loved one is physically unable to visit our office, one of our attorneys will visit you at your home or hospital. The time we take in reviewing your case and travel time is without charge or obligation.
Other than trauma, there are other possible scenarios involving medical malpractice such as the mismanagement in prenatal care, labor and in the delivery process. In addition, surgical errors such as failing to provide an anaesthetized patient with adequate levels of oxygenation can cause severe brain damage. Neurosurgical procedures such as removal of a brain tumor can significantly increase the chances for malpractice to occur.
When you seek medical care, doctors are required to make the right diagnosis and properly treat your condition in sufficient time so you can recover as quickly as possible. Doctors that make the wrong diagnosis or delay in making the right one, especially involving cases of closed head injuries, can risk serious injury to the patient and even death.
A common form of closed head injury, such as that which is caused by a hard fall, can cause the brain, if sufficiently jarred, to strike and scrape against the interior wall of the skull upon impact.
While the skull may not be penetrated or fractured, the forces can be sufficient to cause brain damage. Closed head injuries can be, and often are, problematic to detect without diagnostic testing such as a MRI, and if left untreated, the patient’s condition can dramatically worsen and even result in death.
Loss of Balance
Difficulty Alternating Tasks
Speech and Swallowing Difficulties
In brain injury litigation, once liability and damages have been proven, you will be able to recover full and fair compensation for all your damages legally caused by the negligent party including: money damages for past and future pain and suffering, reimbursement for past/future lost wages, and payment for past and future medical care.
When tragedy strikes, so does fear and confusion. You don’t know where to go or who to turn to for answers. We can help you sort out the immediate and urgent details while we get on with the business of protecting your legal rights. This will afford you the opportunity to begin the healing process.
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