Denver Epidural Hematoma Malpractice Attorneys
When a patient is suffering from a brain bleed, time is of the essence. Brain bleeding can cause severe brain and bodily damage. The sooner the patient receives the correct diagnosis and treatment, the more likely they are to avoid a serious brain injury. Brain injuries can lead to paralysis, reduced intellectual function, and death.
A patient who arrives at the emergency room suffering from an epidural hematoma must receive the correct treatment immediately. However, sometimes a patient is told to wait in line or may be sent home and advised to take some aspirin. When these careless mistakes occur, it has devastating consequences for the patient and their family.
The Colorado medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Treatment errors are catastrophic for patients suffering from an epidural hematoma. Our team will file a claim against anyone whose negligence or wrongdoing contributed to needless injuries you or a loved one suffered.
Call (303) 759-9945 to schedule an initial case consultation with us at no charge. You don’t have to go through this alone.
An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed typically caused by physical trauma, infection, or medication error. The bleeding accumulates between the skull and the dura, the outer layer of tissue that protects the brain.
The following types of physical trauma may cause an epidural hematoma:
- Motorcycle crashes
- Automobile collisions
- Truck crashes
- Bicycle collisions
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries
- A pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle
When a patient is suffering from an epidural hematoma, the doctor must recognize the symptoms and order brain imaging right away. If the results are positive, the patient must be provided with prompt medical treatment, which may include surgery to relieve swelling in the brain.
Medical malpractice occurs when doctors and hospitals fail to provide the accepted medical treatment, and the patient is harmed as a result. If a reasonably competent medical professional would not have performed the same actions under similar circumstances, then medical malpractice may have occurred. Doctors, administrators, nurses, pharmacists, and other hospital staff can all be held liable for medical malpractice.
Any type of brain bleed requires immediate medical attention. When a patient endures an epidural hematoma, the dura fills with blood. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are required to prevent serious harm, such as permanent brain damage and death. Examples of medical malpractice involving an epidural hematoma include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Delayed treatment
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Failure to order the appropriate tests
- Failure to review a patient’s medical history
- Improper dosage for blood thinners and anti-coagulant medication
- Administering or prescribing the wrong medication
Hospitals must have the correct procedures in place to quickly screen patients suffering from an epidural hematoma. When a patient comes to the hospital exhibiting signs of a brain injury, the medical team must act with speed to ensure a swift transition from diagnosis to treatment.
It’s essential for hospitals to establish effective treatment protocols that ensure immediate treatment for patients who demonstrate symptoms of distress, which may include:
- Dilated pupils
- Loss of consciousness
- Increased blood pressure
- Difficulty speaking
- Confusion and memory loss
- Difficulty walking or standing up
- Weakness on one side of the body
There are several ways that a hospital might fail to provide a patient with adequate medical treatment. Improper training, insufficient staffing, negligent hiring practices, and lack of administrative oversight may all contribute to a senseless tragedy. The epidural hematoma malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will conduct a thorough investigation to pinpoint the mistakes that harmed you or someone in your family.
Doctors, administrators, and hospital staff will never freely admit that they made a careless error that harmed a patient. That’s why our team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will review medical records, hospital procedures, and internal documents to find out what really happened. We’ll also interview witnesses and consult with medical experts to reconstruct the actions that displayed medical malpractice.
When a patient doesn’t receive the correct treatment for an epidural hematoma, catastrophic brain injuries may occur. The patient could require months or even years of intensive medical treatment and assisted living care. In many cases, the patient is unable to return to their job, and family members are often required to care for them. This creates tremendous hardship for everyone involved.
Our team will file a medical malpractice claim that includes these types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Medical devices
- Reduced quality of life
- In-home nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Wheelchair ramps for your home
- Rehabilitation and occupational therapy
- Wrongful death
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. is a leading medical malpractice injury law firm. Our team has been recognized by Martindale-Hubble, Super Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers for the superior service we provide our clients.
We proudly uphold the values of treating everyone with respect and compassion and always have time for our clients. If you or a loved one has been a victim of epidural hematoma malpractice in Colorado, we want to hear what happened. We are committed to always putting our clients first and ensuring they receive the sound legal counsel and support they need.
Call us at (303) 759-9945 to set up a case consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at no charge. We’re ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.