Brain Damage Can Be the Result of Medical Malpractice When There is a Lack of Oxygen to the Brain
Anoxic/hypoxic brain injuries are a type of brain injury that can happen as a result of medical malpractice. This type of injury means there is a lack of oxygen to the brain itself.
How Do Anoxic/Hypoxic Brain Injuries Happen in DC Area Hospitals?
Anoxic/hypoxic brain injuries happen in DC hospitals when there is not enough oxygen going to the brain for a time period long enough that causes brain damage. This can happen in the hospital during an emergency that is not tended to quickly enough; either in the emergency room, during surgery, or in other parts of the hospital or facility. Brain injuries can also happen if the wrong medication is administered.
We recently settled a case for a gravely injured man who was given a medication to which he was allergic, and as a result of some serious consequences he experienced a hypoxic brain injury. When he was admitted to the emergency room he was walking, talking, eating, and making his own decisions. A short time later he had irreversible damage to his brain and kidneys and was incapacitated. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers were able to get his wife a settlement from the hospital that will pay for his care for the rest of his life.
What Can a Medical Malpractice Suit Do for My Loved One with Brain Damage?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are not something that should be pursued lightly. These types of claims are complicated and can take years to resolve. That’s why you need the right medical malpractice lawyer who will investigate the case properly before filing the claim to make sure that the case is worth pursuing for you and your family.
Our number one goal in representing those who have been seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice is to get the responsible party to pay for the results of the injury. People who have had serious brain injuries can be fully incapacitated, injuries that could require full-time nursing and be incredibly expensive. The family that relied on the expertise of the medical staff or facility shouldn’t have to pay for the mistakes made on their loved ones or negligence in their care.
What Are The First Steps to Take to Having My Brain Injury Case Investigated?
The first step to having any medical malpractice claim investigated is to request your medical records. You should request the records as soon as possible because medical records can get lost. These records are the base of your evidence against a doctor or hospital so you need to have a complete copy in your posession. And the records are the first thing we will review to see if you might have a viable claim.
We will do a full investigation of your case before we file a claim against a hospital or provider (or both). That means we will be reasonably certain that we can make a recovery for you before we sign you and your family up for a long, drawn out malpractice case. And you should be certain too - which is why we develop our relationship with you and your family along the way so you can get to know us before we file and feel good and confident about moving forward.
If Believe Your Loved One’s Brain Damage May Have Been the Result of Malpractice Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
You can be certain that when you contact us you will speak to a real person who wants to hear your story, and we will help you right away. After speaking with us you should have a good idea of what your next steps might be, and if we will be able to review your claim. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys have won large settlements and verdicts on behalf of families and equipped them with resources they need to take care of their loved ones who have been gravely injured at a hospital or by a provider.