What Causes Pennsylvania Brain Injuries and Strokes?
Brain damage caused by medical malpractice may be the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain. This might occur when an anesthesiologist gives you too much medication during surgery. Misdiagnosis of heart attacks and strokes can also lead to a lack of oxygen for an extended period of time.
Strokes occur when there is a lack of oxygen to the brain caused by either a blot or obstruction in a vessel in the brain that leads to a lack of blood flow to the brain and restricted oxygen. It can also be caused by an increase in blood pressure to vessels in the brain that result in a bleed limiting oxygen flowing to the brain.
A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment either by medicines or surgery to stop bleeding and relieve pressure on the brain. Medical malpractice in diagnosis and treatment of a stroke can cause greater damage to the patient or even death.
Brain Injuries Due to Medication Errors
Medication errors may also result in brain injuries and strokes. If a doctor, physician assistant, nurse, or pharmacist gives you too much medication or the wrong medication, it can cause damage. Medication interactions may also lead to brain damage.
Brain Injuries at Birth & Other Causes
Brain injuries sometimes happen during birth. Babies may get stuck in the birth canal or sustain brain damage when the doctor uses forceps on their heads. Mothers may be given medication during childbirth that results in brain injuries or stroke.
Medical malpractice also includes the failure to provide appropriate treatment. Untreated infections can result in severe damage to the brain.
Brain surgery can also damage the brain if there is a surgical error. Doctors and surgeons are not infallible, and they are sometimes careless.
If you or a loved one experienced any of these situations, you should contact a PA brain injury attorney right away. The doctors and hospitals have powerful teams of attorneys and insurance companies that will work to mitigate (or reduce) their responsibility. You deserve to have someone on your side too.
The Results of Brain Damage & Strokes
Severe brain injuries and strokes can impact every area of your life. You can have long-term effects that make it more difficult to complete activities of daily living.
The symptoms of brain damage and strokes include:
- Changes in speech
- Loss of memory
- Reasoning problems
- Problem-solving issues
- Disturbed sleep
- Blurry vision
- Convulsions and seizures
- Personality dysfunction
- Motor problems
Compensation for Brain Injury & Strokes in Pennsylvania
Your brain injury lawyers in Lancaster can help you determine who is liable for your damages after medical malpractice. You may be able to get compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium (spousal relationship)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
However, it can be hard to fight cases against medical providers and their employers. We will conduct an investigation and hire experts to issue opinions about your case. We will collect evidence to show who is responsible for your condition and who should be held accountable.
Contact a Pennsylvania Brain Damage Lawyer for Help
If you’re suffering from a botched medical procedure or your loved one was harmed, you need to find a brain injury law firm that can help right away. Atlee Hall understands that you’re still healing and need guidance through a claim. We will help you get the compensation you need to move forward.
Call our Lancaster personal injury attorneys at (717) 393-9596 or use our online contact form to reach out.