Iowa Epidural Hematoma Attorneys
Any head trauma requires immediate medical attention. When a patient suffers a blow to the head or upper body, it may cause bleeding and tissue damage in the brain. The full extent of the damage may not be fully apparent right away, but prompt medical action can help relieve the pressure caused by a brain bleed and improve the patient’s overall chances for a healthy recovery.
Hospitals and emergency rooms must have straightforward policies to ensure that patients suffering from head trauma are admitted immediately and provided essential diagnostic screening. These patients frequently require immediate surgery.
An epidural hematoma may cause severe injuries. The effects of an epidural hematoma may be compounded when doctors and hospitals fail to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner, and these delays may constitute medical malpractice.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been helping malpractice victims and their families get the resources they need for over four decades. Our trial attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, a rating agency that lists outstanding attorneys whose achievements have been acknowledged by their peers. We are AV Rated by Martindale-Hubble, which is an honor only bestowed on lawyers with the highest ethical standards and legal ability.
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The dura is the outermost membrane that covers and protects your brain and spinal cord. An epidural hematoma is bleeding that occurs in the dura, which may then compress the spinal cord. Physical trauma causes blood vessels to rupture, resulting in swelling, and blood begins to pool up in the dura. The longer treatment is delayed for a patient with an epidural hematoma, the greater the chance they will suffer a fatality or permanent injury.
Trauma that causes an epidural hematoma may result from the following events:
- Back surgery
- Automobile collisions
- Motorcycle crashes
- Big rig truck collisions
- Bicycle crashes
- Workplace injuries
- Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
- Patents dropped by nursing home staff
When a patient who has suffered head or back trauma goes to a hospital, clinic, or emergency room, they should be sent to the front of the line. The medical professional responsible for admitting patients must check for the following signs of an epidural hematoma right away:
- Diluted pupils
- Vision problems
- Weakness in limbs
- Memory loss
- Difficulty speaking
- Increased blood pressure
- Loss of consciousness
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured because a medical professional failed to provide the standard treatment that would have been administered by a reasonably competent medical professional in the same situation. Hospitals may also be held liable when their personnel fail to properly screen patients.
There are several ways that a doctor or hospital may provide substandard treatment to a patient suffering from an epidural hematoma that results in medical malpractice, including:
- Failure to order standard medical tests
- Refusal to admit patient
- Delayed treatment
- Negligent hiring
- Medication errors
- Failure to monitor the patient
- Failure to consider the patient’s medical history
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we’ve won landmark medical malpractice lawsuits across the country. Our Iowa medical malpractice lawyers will investigate your situation by interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, and consulting with medical experts. If we discover that you or your loved one was injured due to medical malpractice, our firm will file a claim or a lawsuit against anyone whose negligence contributed to the injuries.
An Iowa epidural hematoma medical malpractice claim may include the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Reduced earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Wheelchair access for your home
- Reduced quality of life
- In-home nursing care
- Occupational therapy
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has won record-breaking verdicts and settlements for our clients. When we take on a client, we give them our full attention.
We understand that you are going through a difficult time, and we will treat you and your family with kindness and respect. We make ourselves available for our clients, and we always have time to speak with you about your case.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more.