Denver Brain Injury Attorneys
Brain injuries are among the most serious and life-altering injuries a person can suffer. When they happen as a result of avoidable medical malpractice, they are even more tragic.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury at the hands of a medical professional, you can take legal action. However, navigating the complexities of the court system in addition to the healthcare system can be daunting, which is why you need a top Denver medical malpractice attorney by your side. Call Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. at (303) 759-9945 for a free consultation. Tell us what happened, and we can discuss your options.
You would not think that brain injuries due to trauma, such as concussions, are common in a hospital setting. However, preventable falls are a big cause of medical malpractice claims in the United States. Many of these victims, often elderly, end up striking their heads and suffering traumatic brain injuries.
In addition, we often see the following brain injuries that are more common in healthcare facilities:
- Hypoxia: Hypoxia is a condition where the oxygen to your brain is restricted, leading to brain cell death within minutes. Hypoxia may be the result of a stroke, cardiac arrest or due to an anesthesia error. In any surgery, the physical condition of the patient must be closely monitored, including breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate to protect the health of the patient and avoid the risk of hypoxia.
- Anoxia: Anoxia is a very serious condition in which all oxygen flow is cut off from the brain. Anoxia can result in the patient going into a coma, permanent brain damage, or loss of life due to the lack of oxygen to the brain.
- Penetration Injury: External objects entering the brain, including surgical errors, can lead to permanent brain damage. The extent of the injury and the area of the brain accessed in the error affects the long-term effect on the patient.
Severe injuries can cause sensory loss, including blindness and deafness, nerve issues that can make movement difficult and impair speech, changes in personality, inability to function on a day-to-day basis, and much more. Minor brain injuries can result in confusion, loss of memories, and other issues.
It is not right when negligent healthcare providers harm patients, and justice must be served. Our top attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., take on these providers to ensure that victims receive just compensation for the rest of their lives, and that a mistake like this will never happen again.
A concussion is a brain injury caused by hitting or strong back-and-forth motion in which the brain gets twisted or shaken around. Concussions are not considered to be life-threatening, but they can have serious effects on your life if they are left undiagnosed and untreated.
Concussions may or may not result in unconsciousness, and the symptoms can sometimes take a few days to appear – making this condition difficult to diagnose. Some of the common symptoms include:
- Headache or a feeling of excessive pressure in your head
- Confusion and memory loss
- Ringing in your ears
- Nausea and vomiting
- Lowered reaction time
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Difficulty concentrating
A severe concussion can result in lifelong disability if not diagnosed and treated, resulting in a lifetime of headaches, behavioral changes, chronic irritability, lowered awareness and reaction time, and more.
After a patient suffers a brain injury in a healthcare setting, liability often comes down to who made an error, how it occurred, and why it occurred. Very rarely is just one individual wholly responsible for what happened. One of our medical malpractice cases involved a 4-day-old baby girl who was given the wrong dose of medication by a nurse and suffered cardiac arrest, , leading to permanent brain damage, including cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. However, we proved that the hospital was also to blame for this shocking error, and the girl’s family received the largest medical malpractice verdict in the state of Colorado - $17.8 million.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. we have handled hundreds of medical malpractice claims across the United States, many involving brain injury to a patient. We know that after you have suffered a form of medical negligence, you are in shock. You find it hard to trust anyone. But we are here to help you. As attorneys who work on a contingency fee basis, we do not take any money from our clients until we get them compensation. Our clients and their families come first.
Call Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. for a no-cost initial consultation at (877) 433-3906.
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