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When a patient experiences a blow to the head or upper body, immediate medical attention is required. Head trauma may cause the patient’s brain to bleed, and this condition must be diagnosed and treated right away to help reduce the impact it will have on the patient’s health.

Medical professionals who admit patients to hospitals and emergency rooms must be trained to send patients with brain injuries to the front of the line. Hospitals must develop protocols to ensure that patients suffering from a brain bleed are seen by a qualified doctor immediately.

Doctors and hospitals are required to follow standard admittance and treatment policies for patients who are suffering from a potentially devastating condition such as an epidural hematoma. When treatment is delayed, the consequences can be devastating. Patients who don’t receive the proper treatment for an epidural hematoma may suffer catastrophic injuries that require lifelong medical treatment and in-home nursing care.

If you or a loved one was injured due to substandard medical treatment, it may be medical malpractice. Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been helping malpractice victims get the resources they need for over four decades, and we have won record-breaking settlements for our clients.

The experienced trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have been recognized by Super Lawyers, a rating agency that only accepts attorneys whose achievements have been acknowledged by their peers. We are AV Rated by Martindale-Hubble, which is an honor only bestowed upon lawyers with the highest ethical standards and legal ability.

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What Is an Epidural Hematoma?

The dura is the outer layer of tissue between the head and brain, and a hematoma is a severe bruise that causes blood to well up under the skin. An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed located in the dura. Any type of brain bleed is a serious issue that demands prompt medical attention.

An epidural hematoma may be caused by physical trauma, infection, or a medication error. Types of physical trauma that causes epidural hematoma include:

  • Automobile crashes
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Bicycles collisions
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Truck crashes
  • Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
  • Assault
  • Falls from height
  • Explosions

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Symptoms of Epidural Hematoma

There are several observable signs that should alert hospital and ER admitting staff that a patient may be suffering from an epidural hematoma. Unfortunately, sometimes hospital personnel will overlook obvious epidural hematoma symptoms such as:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Diluted pupils
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Acting disoriented
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Weakness on one side of the body

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What Is Medical Malpractice in Iowa?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, administrator, hospital staff, pharmacist, or any other type of medical professional administers treatment that does not meet the standard of care in their profession. In Iowa, the standard of care for doctors is defined as how other doctors in a similar situation would provide treatment or perform a medical procedure.

As part of an Iowa medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff must include a certificate of merit signed by a qualified expert witness who certifies under oath that they are familiar with the medical standard of care the defendant’s health care provider allegedly breached.

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Epidural Hematoma and Medical Malpractice

The admitting staff at hospitals and ERs don’t always take a patient’s complaints seriously. They may assume the patient is suffering from some other type of issue, such as intoxication or complications caused by diabetes. There have been cases where hospitals have told a patient suffering from an epidural hematoma to go home, take some aspirin, and return to the hospital if their condition gets worse.

Frequent causes of epidural hematoma medical malpractice include poorly designed patient admission policies, inadequate staff training, and negligent hiring of unqualified or incompetent doctors and other hospital personnel.

Epidural hematoma medical malpractice may result from the following types of medical errors:

  • Failure to order standard tests
  • Delayed treatment
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to consider the patient’s medical history
  • Prescribing or administering the wrong medication or the wrong dosage

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How Your Iowa Epidural Hematoma Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

Medical doctors and hospital administrators are highly trained professionals. There is no excuse for careless mistakes that cause severe injuries. Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will investigate the treatment you received and file a claim or a lawsuit against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries to help you recover compensation for your losses.

An epidural hematoma medical malpractice claim or lawsuit will include the following types of damages:

  • All medical expenses
  • In-home nursing care
  • Lost income
  • Surgery
  • Pain and suffering
  • Doctor’s office visits
  • Medications
  • Wheelchair ramps for your home
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy

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Helping You Get the Resources You Need

The Iowa medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have dedicated our law practice to helping people who were harmed by the careless actions of others. We have collected millions of dollars in awards and judgments for our clients.

We will treat you and your loved ones with compassion, and we are always available to speak with our clients.

Reach out to us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.

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