Washington Epidural Hematoma Attorneys
There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Washington. If you’ve suffered from an epidural hematoma, Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will do everything we can to provide you with the resources you and your family need to start enjoying your state again. We want you to be able to experience all the great attractions Washington has to offer, like the Space Needle, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Columbia River Gorge.
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.
For over 40 years, the experienced litigators at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have been helping people injured by medical malpractice. We win record-breaking verdicts and settlements that help malpractice victims get the resources they need to care for themselves and their families.
There is no charge for your initial consultation—call (877) 433-3906 to learn more.
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
There is no excuse for careless mistakes that lead to catastrophic injuries. When doctors and hospitals fail to provide proper care, patients with an epidural hematoma may suffer serious physical and intellectual disabilities.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will review your medical records, interview witnesses, and examine hospital policies and procedures to find out what went wrong. Our Washington medical malpractice attorneys will also check the employment records of the people who treated you to find out if anyone has a history of incompetent behavior.
When our investigation is complete, Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will file a claim or lawsuit that may include the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Reduced quality of life
- In-home care
- Occupational therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Wheelchair access for your home and automobile
The seasoned Washington trial lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. fight for justice when patients are injured by medical malpractice. We understand that you are going through a difficult time, and we will always treat you and your family with respect and compassion.
Call us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.