Any injury to the brain is a devastating, life-changing event, often resulting in physical disability and neurological impairment. Initial symptoms of a brain injury can be subtle or profound, and may consist of loss of short term memory, loss of mental orientation, loss of balance and coordination, loss of motor functions, paralysis, vertigo, dizziness, fatigue, mood changes, personality changes, vision defects, seizures, tremors and many more.
Medical mistakes are frequently involved in causing a brain injury to patients, and timely diagnosis and treatment is crucial. Otherwise, the underlying injury can be exacerbated or the patient’s recovery – requiring special care from skilled physicians and specialists – can be severely compromised.
Causes of brain injury due to medical negligence may include:
- Anesthesia overdose
- Improper monitoring and observation during surgery
- Excessive bleeding caused by medical mistakes
- Failing to properly manage low blood pressure
- Failing to timely diagnose and treat infection
- Failing to properly manage low blood sugar
- Failing to timely diagnose and treat brain tumors
- Failing to timely diagnose and treat meningitis
- Excessive medication causing respiratory depression
- Failing to timely diagnose and treat heart disease
- Failing to maintain adequate brain perfusion during bypass surgery
- Negligence during labor or delivery resulting in hypoxia or ischemia causing cerebral palsy in the newborn
Unlike other law firms who advertise that they handle medical malpractice cases, Sommers Schwartz investigates and litigates all of its own cases, and has been helping brain injury victims for over 40 years.
When you contact our office with your potential brain injury case, we conduct a detailed interview and your case will be given serious attention by a team of experienced lawyers and nurses to insure a thorough review of your case. Our firm has access to some of the leading experts in neurology, neurosurgery, and neurosciences, experts that will carefully examine your medical records to determine the cause of your brain injury and the appropriateness of your treatment. Should our investigation determine that your care was not reasonable or appropriate, our attorneys will pursue your case vigorously to insure that you and your family receive the compensation that you deserve.