Brain Injury Errors
External forces such as car accidents, falls, and sports or birth injuries can cause a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. A traumatic brain injury can often result in long-term disability, affecting the sufferer’s ability to work, drive, and perform other normal daily activities.
What is a Brain Injury Error?
Patients trust their medical providers to give them the care they need to stay as healthy as possible, and in the case of a brain injury, prompt diagnosis and treatment is of utmost importance. If a doctor misdiagnoses or fails to diagnose a brain injury, the patient may not get the treatment they need as a result. Specific errors made by medical professionals include the following:
- Failure to identify a traumatic brain injury
- Failure to order the appropriate tests (CT scan or MRI)
- Error in communicating with other medical staff
- Error in follow-up and tracking test results
- Lapse in treatment
- Utilizing an inappropriate treatment method
- Mismanagement of medication
- Inappropriate use of birthing instruments (in the case of birth injury)
When such errors occur, the brain condition can worsen, causing additional physical and emotional suffering, along with extensive medical bills. In some cases, brain injury errors on the part of medical staff can even be fatal.
Thurswell Law Will Represent You
In the case of a brain injury error, the victim and their family may feel helpless. The financial strain placed on the individual in addition to the already present physical and mental distress may seem almost unbearable. This is why the individual needs the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney to hold the medical professional or professionals responsible for the pain they have caused. Contact Thurswell Law today for a consultation; we can help determine if you have a case and secure the financial compensation you need.