Brain Injuries Due to Medical Errors in Pittsburgh, PA
Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorneys Seeking Compensation for Victims of Malpractice Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Traumatic brain injuries can have lifelong effects that include expensive treatment and rehabilitation, disabilities, relationship difficulties, movement issues, and debilitating pain and suffering. If you have suffered such injuries due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, then you may be entitled to sue.
Healthcare professionals are held to a very high standard of care. Though most healthcare professionals do their best to provide adequate care to their patients, some fail to act in a way befitting of their important position.
Brain injuries can have enormous effects on the lives of a patient and their entire family support system. The suffering and frustration associated with traumatic brain injury is difficult to put a price on, but we can try. To take that first step towards obtaining justice and recovering the damages you’re entitled to, contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC, to speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys today.
Common Causes of Brain Injury in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Brain injuries can be caused in a variety of ways.
A tired surgeon may refuse to reschedule a surgical intervention and make a string of mistakes during surgery. A doctor may only glance at your medical history, allowing a tumor to go undiagnosed. An anesthesiologist may fail to properly monitor you after administration of anesthetic drugs, resulting in a lack of oxygen and permanent brain damage.
In the medical malpractice context, the most common causes of brain injury include:
- Anesthesia-related errors
- Failure to diagnose, or misdiagnosis of brain injuries
- Mistakes made during neurosurgical intervention
- Brain and spinal infections
- Hypoxia, which can result in widespread brain damage
- And more.
Victims of brain injury may have difficulty understanding how the brain injury occurred. It is therefore important to consult with a medical malpractice attorney from Berger & Lagnese, LLC, for a complete evaluation of your claims.
Consequences of Brain Injury
The brain is easily damaged and difficult to repair. Though recent research suggests that humans have a surprising ability to grow and adapt, most victims of traumatic brain injury recover only partial function.
The consequences of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Short-term and long-term memory loss
- Reduced cognitive function and reasoning ability
- Emotional distress relating to loss of brain function
- General weakness in the extremities
- The development of serious movement disorders
Brain injuries that lead to a loss in mental or physical function can have serious, life-altering effects. Brain injury cases often involve wage loss and a loss in earning capacity, as the victim may no longer be able to perform their job properly. These problems can lead to damaging psychological issues and relationship issues.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Firm Today
If you’ve suffered brain injuries resulting from the errors of healthcare professionals, you may be entitled to recover damages to compensate you for your losses.
In order to obtain maximum compensation, you should consult with an experienced team of litigators who can claim nearly three decades of successful medical malpractice lawsuits under their belt. To set up a free consultation today with the Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC, call our office directly or submit your claim through our online contact form.