When the brain is deprived of oxygen, the victim can suffer severe physical and cognitive damage, which are often financially and emotionally devastating for victims and their families. If the brain injury is due to the negligent or careless actions of a physician, surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional, those injured are entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, our lawyers can help. The attorneys at our Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania offices can review your case to determine if circumstances leading up to your brain injury constitutes medical malpractice.
Causes of Brain Injury
There are many situations that can cause injury or oxygen loss to the brain, which can lead to brain damage. The following information outlines some of the most common medical causes.
- Anesthesia Misuse
- Narcotic Overdose
- Fetal Hypoxia
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow to the head or violent shaking; while doctors and nurses can’t undo this initial damage, it is important that they work to stabilize a patient who has suffered a traumatic brain injury and ensure that no further damage takes place. If a medical professional fails to correctly diagnose a traumatic brain injury or fails to prevent further injury during the treatment of a traumatic brain injury, he or she may be liable for disabilities and other injuries suffered as a result.
Our Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help You
Brain injuries can be devastating for both the injured as well as their family members who often comment that their loved one is no longer the same person after the injury. Financial compensation for a brain injury can help to cover the cost of a victim's medical bills, recovery costs, and, if necessary, long-term care. The brain injury lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys at our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based firm will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding a brain injury claim and prepare a case to pursue fair compensation for:
- Pain, suffering, and emotional distress
- Loss of wages and future loss of earning capacity
- Permanent disability
- Mental impairment
- Medical bills
GPW’s attorneys have a proven track record of success and a strong desire to advocate for their clients. Our brain injury lawyers are available at our main office, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but also work out of our offices in Michigan and West Virginia and have helped injury victims in many areas of the country.
Contact the Brain Injury Attorneys at Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as the result of negligent or careless medical treatment, our brain injury attorneys and medical malpractice lawyers can help. Contact our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office where our attorneys also serve clients from West Virginia, Michigan, and beyond.
Last Updated: January 26, 2017. 02:43:46 pm.