Texans with loved ones in the hospital often visit them frequently. While the hope is that their loved one will show improvement with each passing day, a routine visit could turn devastating if they find their loved one is in a coma or passed away due to a brain injury. Physicians may claim that these things happen, and nothing could have been done to prevent them. However, this is not always the case.
There are a variety of ways that a person could suffer a brain injury due to the negligence of a medical professional. For example, anesthesia complications, including improper intubation and improper monitoring could cause a brain injury. Birth injuries and fetal brain injuries could result in long-lasting damages, including cerebral palsy and developmental deficits. Some brain injuries are caused by pulmonary embolism. A misdiagnosis of a heart attack or stoke could cause a brain injury. After a surgical procedure, inadequate monitoring could lead to a brain injury. Finally, medication errors could cause a person to suffer a stroke or seizure leading to a brain injury.
Whatever the cause, a brain injury could effect a person for the rest of their life and could even result in death. When it is a medical professional who is responsible for the injury, the brain injury victim or his or her family may want to explore their options for compensation. For some, this means pursuing a medical malpractice claim.
At our firm, we feel duty-bound to fight for those who suffered a brain injury or passed away due to an act of medical negligence. We understand that these cases can be complex, but we approach them with the goal of helping victims recover the compensation they deserve. Our firm's webpage on brain injuries may be a good starting place for those who want to learn more about how we approach this topic.