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 courts in additions 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 unique to a healthcare facility:
- Hypoxia: When oxygen to a person's brain is restricted. Hypoxia can start causing brain cell death within a few minutes. Hypoxia can occur due to a stroke or cardiac arrest, or an anesthesia error. Medical staff must monitor a patient’s breathing, blood pressure, and heartbeat to ensure hypoxic injuries are avoided.
- Anoxia: When no oxygen reaches a person's brain. Anoxia takes less time to cause brain damage than hypoxia, and its causes are generally the same. Coma, brain damage, and death are common when a person’s brain is totally deprived of oxygen.
- Penetration Injury: When an external object enters a person's brain, such as if a surgeon makes an error while working around the brain. Damage from these injuries depends on where the penetration occurs and the extent of the injury.
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 patients are harmed by negligent healthcare providers. 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.
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 no-cost initial consultation at (877) 433-3906.
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