BRAIN INJURY

A Guide

AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Brain injuries have a profound impact on the lives of those who must live with them.

Infants, children, and the elderly are most at risk.

Of all injury related deaths result from a brain injury

Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

Non-traumatic brain injuries are caused by something other than physical trauma. 

Most brain injuries caused by negligence are non-traumatic, including:

UNTREATED INFECTIONS

NEGLIGENCE

SURGICAL ERRORS

FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE

Most brain injuries caused by negligence are non-traumatic, including:

MEDICATION ERRORS

NEGLIGENCE

ANESTESIA ERRORS

MISDIAGNOSIS

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is an acquired brain injury caused by a physical blow to the head.

Newborns and elderly individuals are most at risk for traumatic briain injury due to negligence. 

Of all reported falls at nursing homes result in head trauma

Common symptoms of brain injury:

COGNITIVE: Affecting communication, reasoning, and information processing

PERCEPTUAL: Affecting balance, vision, and ability to sense time accurately

Common symptoms of brain injury:

PHYSICAL: Headaches, fatigue, seizures, sensitivity to light, and slurred speech

BEHAVIORAL: Increased aggression, reduced stress tolerance, and irritability

Brain Injury in Newborns

Brain injuries are often the result of oxygen deprivation or trauma inflicted upon an infant during delivery. Often, these are preventable.

Brain injury in newborns

Failure to view imaging materials properly Failure to monitor fetus size and position Failure to recognize and act on fetal distress Improper use of birth-assisting tools Delayed C-sections

NEGLIGENCE

CAUSES INCLUDE:

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