Medical Injury & Negligence

Doctors and other health care providers are expected to provide patients with appropriate medical care. However, when a medical professional acts negligently and causes harm to a patient, the patient has a right to take legal action. Medical malpractice can often leave victims suffering severe, life-changing injuries that require ongoing treatment or result in death.

Medical negligence and injury can result in catastrophic harm,
such as:

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be divided into two classes: traumatic and non-traumatic.

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external impact such as a blow to the head, penetration by a foreign object, or violent shaking. Examples of TBI include concussions, diffuse axonal injuries, and hemorrhaging (bleeding in the brain).
  • Non-traumatic brain injury is caused by conditions within the body such as lack of oxygen, infections, or tumors. This type of brain injury is particularly likely to have been caused by medical malpractice.

If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury that you believe may have been caused by or exacerbated by medical negligence, now is no time to sit around. The sooner you begin pursuing your claim, the better your chances will be.

Paralysis

Paralysis can affect the part of your body or all of it. You can lose function just on one side of your body or on both, or just in one part of your body. How paralysis affects you depends upon the nature of the underlying injury or damage. Some forms of paralysis include:

  • Quadriplegia paralysis of your arms and legs
  • Hemiplegia Paralysis of one side of the body
  • Paraplegia Paralysis of both legs
  • Facial Paralysis paralysis of the muscles in the face

Oftentimes paralysis may be related to an accident or a degenerative illness, but sometimes it may be the result of negligence by a medical provider. Some types of mistakes that might lead to paralysis include:

  • Spinal or back surgery errors
  • Chiropractic Errors
  • Failure to diagnose or treat a medical condition

If you or someone you know has been affected by paralysis or quadriplegia as a result of a medical practitioner’s negligence, contact us today.

Paraplegia

The nervous system is a fragile system in the human body. A single mistake made by an anesthesiologist or a surgeon during an operation can result in permanent damage to the spine and central nervous system that can leave the patient paralyzed for life. If someone in your family has suffered serious spinal cord damage or paralysis after surgery, there may have been negligence on the part of the hospital, surgeon, or staff.

Quadriplegia

It is crucial to diagnose and treat a spinal cord or associated nerve injury as soon as possible. In some cases, untreated injuries can lead to spreading or swelling that further compromises the spinal cord.

Quadriplegia can be indirectly or directly caused by:

  • Failing to diagnose and cure a condition that leads to quadriplegia
  • Negligent or improper treatment of a curable spinal cord injury
  • Lack of oxygen resulting from an unrelated procedure
  • Spinal cord pressure from a blood clot resulting from an unrelated procedure

Organ Damage

Serious accidents may cause damage to internal organs when these body parts slam against one another or into other structures of the body, or are penetrated by foreign objects. Victims of medical malpractice particularly surgical errors are also vulnerable to internal organ damage and bleeding.

If you or your family member have suffered internal organ damage in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other losses

Nervous Disorders

Neurology is a field in which many medical malpractice claims arise. Neurologists rely on various neurodiagnostic tests that are relatively new, as well as relatively new invasive procedures. There is a greater difficulty in treating neurological disorders than some other types of disorders. We can look at your situation and determine whether you have a case.

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