Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice and Negligence

By Larry A. Tawwater on June 14, 2015

A stethoscope and gavelAt Tawwater Law Firm, our attorneys are committed to helping the injured and their loved ones throughout the state of Oklahoma. Offering strong legal counsel for personal injury matters, our lawyers will fight diligently to ensure that justice is served.

Lawyers are especially helpful in medical malpractice lawsuits, which takes doctors and surgeons to task for negligent actions or failures to act. In some cases, these can result in brain injuries or brain damage. Let's consider some common kinds of brain injury that can be sustained as a result of medical negligence.

Injuries During Childbirth

Brain injuries can be sustained very early in life, including during the childbirth process. It's tragic, but errors during childbirth can cause brain damage to a baby or affect oxygen levels in a newborn's brain, causing major issues for the baby later in life.

Surgical Errors Resulting in Brain Damage

When operating on the brain or the cervical spine, it's important for surgeons to be as precise as they possibly can be. Yet there are times when a surgeon makes a costly mistake, and this can cause major problems with the overall health and wellness of the brain. Serious surgical mistakes can lead to neurological problems.

Mistakes with Prescription Medications

When it comes to prescription drugs, instructions for use need to be provided so patients are not harmed from using a medication. In addition, it's important that doctors consider contraindications that may occur if a patient takes two or more different prescription medications at once. The failure to provide proper instructions or consider contraindications can lead to major brain damage.

Improper or Delayed Diagnosis

Sometimes it's not an issue of improper medical treatment that causes a brain injury. In these cases, the brain injury is the result of a doctor's failure to act in a timely manner. If a patient shows signs of a brain tumor or a potential blood clot in the brain, for example, the failure for a doctor to diagnose this problem can result in major neurological health issues. Doctors who miss clear early warning signs of a cancer or other serious health problems need to be held accountable for this negligence.

Poor Treatment of Major Head Trauma

When you have sustained a major head injury following an accident, a doctor should take x-rays and check for any lasting damage to the brain. If a doctor does not administer proper treatment for the head or brain trauma, such as a concussion or brain swelling, the consequences can be potentially deadly.

How Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help You

Patients and their loved ones can face a number of challenges when it comes to serious cases of medical negligence. That's why having skilled attorneys on their side is so important. Our legal team will seek justice on your behalf, and will help you receive just compensation and damages following a medical injury that has been sustained. The damages will help cover additional medical expenses and other losses or hardships associated with the brain injury that was caused by a doctor, surgeon, pharmacist, etc.

Learn More About Brain Injuries and Medical Malpractice Cases

For more information about your legal rights following a major medical mistake of some kind, it's important that you contact our team of medical malpractice attorneys today. The legal team at Tawwater Law Firm will work with you to ensure that you receive strong legal counsel throughout the litigation process.

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