A brain injury can have lifelong repercussions that affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life. Some of the most common causes of brain damage include motor-vehicle collisions, sports injuries, falls, strokes, and drug abuse. Medical negligence can also cause brain damage—even when the procedure does not target the central nervous system.
If you are being sued for a procedure you performed that allegedly resulted in brain damage, you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible so you can start planning your defense. The Florida medical malpractice defense attorneys at Lubell Rosen have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you navigate the claims process and fight for the best possible outcome. Call (954) 880-9500 to discuss your case.
How Can Medical Malpractice Result in Brain Damage?There are two kinds of brain injuries, and medical malpractice can cause both. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are those that result from some kind of external force pushing the brain into the skull. The improper use of vacuum extractors and forceps during delivery are examples of how substandard care can cause a TBI.
Acquired brain injuries (ABIs), on the other hand, develop at the cellular level and are often the result of pressure on the brain. Healthcare providers can cause an ABI by failing to monitor a patient’s vital signs. If the patient does not get enough oxygen, it can lead to hypoxia and subsequent brain damage.
In some scenarios, doctors are not responsible for the actual brain injury but may be liable for the resulting damage. If they fail to diagnose a stroke, tumor, or aneurysm, for example, the patient or his or her loved ones might have grounds for a claim.
Of course, for every case in which brain damage was avoidable, there are several scenarios in which no practicing physician could have anticipated the complications or taken measures to prevent them. For this reason, it is always wise for doctors who are facing such lawsuits to seek legal counsel. Even if the plaintiff seems to have a strong case, a skilled attorney may be able to build an effective defense.
Call (954) 880-9500 to Discuss Your Case with a Florida Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer
If a patient is suing you for medical malpractice, contact Lubell Rosen. We will conduct a comprehensive investigation of the incident, answer all of your questions, and aggressively defend your interests at every stage of the claims process. Call (954) 880-9500 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a case evaluation with a medical malpractice defense attorney in Florida.