Wyoming Brain Injury Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The human brain is a remarkable organ. It’s crucial for thinking, moving, and regulating body functions. When a person’s brain is damaged, it can have devastating consequences.
Brain damage can be caused by infection, trauma, or lack of oxygen. And all three of these conditions may result from a medical error. Patients of all ages are vulnerable to medical mistakes that cause brain damage, and this can happen in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and delivery rooms.
If your loved one is suffering from brain damage that was caused by medical malpractice, they will probably require extensive medical care for the rest of their life.
When a medical professional makes a mistake that harms a patient, it’s important to investigate the matter as quickly as possible.
The experienced Wyoming medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have won record-breaking settlements for our clients. We’ll provide you with a free consultation where we can go over all your options.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, administrator, or anyone else working in a medical facility or nursing home harms a patient by breaching the duty of care. To establish that medical malpractice has taken place, your personal injury attorney will demonstrate that the actions committed were outside the medical standards of care.
Let’s say parents bring their daughter to the emergency room because she is suffering from flu-like symptoms and she also has a rash. It’s standard practice to test a patient for meningitis when she exhibits these symptoms. If the doctor fails to do so, the patient could suffer from brain damage caused by meningitis, and the doctor may be liable for the child’s injuries.
The following lapses in care may result in brain damage:
- A misdiagnosed stroke
- Oxygen deprivation during or after childbirth
- Misidentified seizure disorder
- Anesthesia error
- Surgical error
- Medication errors
- Physical abuse (which happens in nursing homes)
- Patient falls
- Intubation negligence
- A misdiagnosed infection
- Untreated kernicterus (jaundice) in newborns
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Failure to perform timely C-section
- Misuse of forceps or vacuum extraction during childbirth
- Failure to provide oxygen to a newborn
You may notice that your loved one is acting differently or suffering physical ailments after receiving inadequate medical treatment. Detecting and diagnosing brain damage that was caused by medical malpractice requires a second opinion, and it’s best to get one right away.
The hospital and its staff are likely to close ranks when medical malpractice occurs. Your Wyoming medical malpractice lawyer will consult with specialists if your loved one is suffering from these types of symptoms:
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of motor function
- Cognitive impairments
- Hearing or vision loss
- Difficulty speaking
- Mood disorders
- Change in personality
It’s horrible to find out that someone you love is suffering from a serious ailment that was caused by somebody’s careless actions. But you don’t have to face this alone.
Our team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will conduct a thorough investigation to find out what really happened. Then we will file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior resulted in medical malpractice.
Damages in a Wyoming medical malpractice brain injury claim include the following types of expenses:
- Current and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Medical devices
- Physical therapy
- Wheelchair access for your home
- Long-term care
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we help people who’ve been harmed by the careless actions of others. And we always have time for our clients.
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Wyoming is two years, but it’s important to get the ball rolling as soon as possible so we can begin our investigation.
Call (877) 433-3906 today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.