Accidents resulting in serious brain injuries can be devastating and cause permanent health problems or even death. Often, accidents causing brain injuries are preventable and happen because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another. In these instances, victims are typically entitled to compensation for their brain injuries and should contact an attorney who can help them file a medical malpractice or personal injury claim.

Types of Brain Injuries

Any trauma to the head or neck region can cause brain injuries. Types of brain injuries include:

  • subdural hematoma
  • closed head injury or concussion
  • hemorrhaging
  • intracranial pressure and swelling leading to global hypoxia
  • anoxic brain injury
  • hypoxic brain injury
  • brain damage
  • cognitive impairment
  • coma or persistent vegetative state

Brain Injuries at Birth

Many babies incur brain injuries just before, during, or shortly after birth. In fact, brain injuries are the most serious form of birth injuries and are typically caused by oxygen deprivation or bleeding within the skull or brain. Brain injuries at birth can cause various medical problems, including permanent brain damage, disabilities, or death.

Although some brain injuries at birth are unavoidable, brain damage and brain injuries are often caused by mistakes made by doctors, hospitals or other medical professionals during the delivery process. For example, brain injuries can result from an unwarranted delay in performing a necessary C-section delivery. In addition, brain injuries can result from complications with a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-Section) delivery, such as uterine rupture, use of excessive force during the delivery, or a miscalculation in the size of the baby, causing a traumatic delivery.

Brain Injury Lawyers

Our lawyers and experienced co-counsel should be consulted if you or a loved one has suffered brain injuries and you suspect the injuries were caused by medical negligence.

We and our co-counsel can answer your legal questions and inform you of your legal rights and options. In addition, attorneys can help you seek compensation for you or your loved one’s brain injuries. For example, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • medical bills
  • future medical care costs
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of income 

Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Published November 17, 2011 by