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Types of Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

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What to do when medical negligence contributes to a TBI

During Brain Injury Awareness Month, Pajcic & Pajcic is committed to raising awareness about the various types of brain injuries resulting from medical malpractice. By shedding light on these issues, we hope to put a spotlight on the potential risks associated with medical errors.

Here’s what you need to know about the types of brain injuries that can be caused by medical malpractice and how an attorney can help you demand accountability.

Brain injuries and medical negligence

Brain injuries usually result from a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head – like what happens in a motor vehicle crash or slip and fall. However, brain injuries due to medical malpractice are not uncommon.

In general, there are two types of medical malpractice cases that involve brain injuries: cases in which a medical professional’s negligent action or inaction causes brain damage, and cases in which negligence leads to a failure to diagnose and/or properly treat the injury.

Here are some common types of brain injuries related to medical malpractice:

  • Anoxic Brain Injury. Caused by a total lack of oxygen to the brain, an anoxic brain injury can occur due to anesthesia errors, surgical complications, or failure to monitor vital signs during medical procedures.
  • Hypoxic Brain Injury. Although it is like anoxic injuries, hypoxic brain injuries occur when oxygen to the brain is limited. This can result from anesthesia errors, complications during childbirth, or respiratory failure during surgery.
  • Stroke. Medical malpractice related to strokes may involve failure to diagnose or treat stroke symptoms promptly, improper medication management, or surgical errors during procedures aimed at preventing or treating strokes.
  • Hemorrhagic Brain Injury. Caused by bleeding within the brain, often due to ruptured blood vessels. Medical malpractice may involve errors during surgery, failure to monitor patients on anticoagulant medications, or mismanagement of head trauma.
  • Infections. Brain infections, such as meningitis or encephalitis, can result from medical negligence, such as failure to diagnose or treat infections promptly or improper sterilization procedures during medical interventions.

Signs and symptoms of brain injuries

A suspected brain injury deserves immediate medical attention. However, symptoms of brain injuries resulting from medical malpractice can vary widely depending on the severity and location of the injury.

Signs may include persistent headaches, memory loss, cognitive impairment, mood changes, and physical disabilities. These symptoms often necessitate comprehensive medical evaluation and may require ongoing rehabilitation to manage effectively.

Brain injuries stemming from medical malpractice can have both short-term and long-term effects, with some individuals never fully recovering. The aftermath often necessitates ongoing care, treatment, and supervision, significantly impacting their ability to work and enjoy life as before. In the most severe cases, brain injuries may lead to comas or even fatalities.

Medical care is expensive, and treatment for brain injuries is even more so. To help ensure the medical care and comfort they deserve, it’s important for brain injury victims and their loved ones to have a clear understanding of their potential legal options.

Our medical malpractice attorneys are here to help

If you or a loved one have suffered from a brain injury or adverse medical condition in Florida due to potential medical negligence, contact Pajcic & Pajcic to schedule a free case evaluation.

Our legal team has been fighting for medical malpractice victims in Florida for decades. We understand the complexities of these cases and are committed to helping you pursue justice, accountability, and the compensation you deserve.

Our case results include a $6 million award for a missed blood clot and other multi-million dollar outcomes in medical malpractice cases. Contact Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville, FL today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. Let us help you navigate this challenging time and help you find your way forward.

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