Brain Injury Medical Negligence Claims
The effects of brain injuries can be devastating. When patients are admitted in hospital for treatment or surgeries, they put their faith in their doctors and expect them to take proper care of their health and safety whilst being treated. They expect to get out of the hospital in a better condition than they had been when they were admitted.
But, sometimes mistakes made by medical professionals during treatment or surgery can result in complications for the patient. The outcome of a serious mistake made by medical professionals can have devastating effects on the life of the victim. Medical negligence which is the failure of medical professionals to provide a reasonable standard of care can result in many different types of injuries including brain injuries.
Brain injuries can cause physical disabilities, memory loss, poor concentration and even permanent brain damage. Brain injuries due to medical negligence can arise under numerous circumstances including:
- Brain injuries caused during surgery – can occur when the head or brain is being operated on. Insufficient supply of blood to the brain is a common cause of brain injury during surgeries.
- Birth asphyxiation – can occur as a result of lack of oxygen during child birth. One of the common conditions resulting from birth asphyxiation is known as Celebral Palsy. Common problems that can be suffered include problems with hearing, learning, writing, talking and controlling muscles as well as problems with balance and coordination.
- Medication overdose – if the dosage of medication is too high, it can cause swelling in the brain.
- Delayed treatment of a condition – some conditions require urgent medical treatment and if treatment is not given in a timely manner, it can result in serious injuries. For example, delayed treatment of a brain tumour can result in permanent injuries to the brain.
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition – if a condition is misdiagnosed, it can result in serious injuries. For example, a misdiagnosed brain haemorrhage or tumour can cause delay in receiving the right treatment which can cause brain injuries.
If you have suffered a brain injury resulting from medical negligence, you may be entitled to make brain injury medical negligence claims.
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