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How can a brain injury result from medical malpractice?

Brain damage caused by a medical mistake can require emergency care, even surgeryYou sought medical attention to ease your pain or to cure your condition. You never expected that your decision to get medical care would result in traumatic brain injury that would greatly impact, and perhaps even threaten, your life.

But Brain Injuries Can Occur When Doctors, Nurses, and Other Medical Providers Are Negligent

Generally, traumatic brain injuries that are caused by medical malpractice occur in one of two ways. A traumatic brain injury may be the result of:

  • Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen to the brain. This may occur when a doctor fails to diagnose or fails to treat a medical condition or when there is an anesthesia error.
  • Chemical damage. Typically, chemical damage occurs when a patient accidently receives too much of a medication or when a dangerous combination of drugs is provided by mistake.

If you have suffered a brain injury because of medical malpractice, or your loved one has died because of such an injury, then it is important to know more about your legal rights.

You May be Able to Recover Significant Damages

If a medical provider’s negligence caused your brain injury then you may be able to recover for your past, current and future medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other damages. However, you will first have to prove that medical malpractice was the cause of your brain injury, and you will have to establish the amount of your damages. This may require complicated evidence and convincing arguments either in settlement negotiations or in court. If you would like help protecting your rights, then we encourage you to contact our experienced medical malpractice brain injury lawyers via this website today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham