Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by Medical Errors

Traumatic brain injuries can result in devastating consequences for the victim. In many instances, they can result in permanent damage requiring a lifetime of ongoing care. This can take a financial and emotional toll on your entire family.

While many traumatic brain injuries are the result of a serious blow to the head, there are also many instances where these injuries were either caused or exacerbated by a preventable medical error. If a health care professional’s negligent care is responsible for your injuries, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim to recover damages.

The best way to learn about your rights and options is to speak with the attorneys at Golomb & Honik in person. Please call (215) 278-4449 today to schedule a free consultation at our Philadelphia office.

Common Medical Errors that May Cause a Brain Injury

Some common medical errors that can lead to traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a condition
  • Failure to prevent infection
  • Surgical error
  • Leaving a medical device implanted in your body after surgery
  • Surgery without informed consent
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Negligent prenatal care resulting in a birth injury
  • Medication errors
  • Improper monitoring of oxygen levels
  • Miscommunication between health care professionals
  • Delayed treatment of a condition

Multiple Opportunities for Error

Hospitals are high stress, fast-paced environments. Often, there are many medical professionals responsible for the treatment of each patient. When a medical emergency arises, it is important for each member of the medical team to perform his or her job accurately and promptly to ensure proper treatment. If there is a breakdown in any part of the treatment process, the consequences can be disastrous for the patient. Frequently, medical malpractice cases will involve a variety of medical professionals, including:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Internists
  • Nurses
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Nurse practitioners

In order to prove medical malpractice has occurred, you will need to establish that an error committed by a medical professional directly resulted in the injuries you have sustained. When so many people are involved in your treatment, it can be difficult to prove the exact cause of the medical error. The attorneys at Golomb & Honik have decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases involving a brain injury, and we can effectively evaluate medical records in order to determine fault..

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury from medical malpractice in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, please contact Golomb & Honik today to schedule an initial consultation.