TBI Caused by Medical Malpractice

Irvine Brain Injury Lawyer – Call (714) 701-8182

When we visit the hospital we are putting our health, and sometimes our lives, in the hands of numerous medical workers. Doctors and nurses are becoming increasingly overworked and are not always able to provide patients with optimal care. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers an injury or wrongful death due to the neglectful actions of a medical worker. A traumatic brain injury is among the most serious injuries which a person can sustain and it can leave victims with chronic health issues.

Brain injuries from medical malpractice can stem from:

  • Surgical or emergency room errors
  • Wrongful administration of medication or anesthesia
  • Errors during childbirth
  • Failure to monitor or treat patient illness

If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury as the result of medical negligence, our Irvine brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett can help. Our lead attorney has been included in the prestigious Super Lawyers® list which underscores his commit to excellence and the professionalism he brings to each case. We have more than 25 years of experience helping people in your situation and can fight to get you the settlement you deserve.

Do not wait to seek justice for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation with our firm today.

Medical Malpractice Liability

Medical malpractice can extend to include the negligent action of any worker who provides health care services. This includes not only doctors but medical workers such as nurses and pharmacists. There are several factors that you must prove in order to hold a medical worker liable for negligence.

Factors leading to medical malpractice include:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed
  • The doctor acted negligently
  • The negligent action directly led to your injury
  • Specific damages caused by your injury

You should also be aware of the legal deadlines placed on personal injury cases such as medical malpractice. In California, you must file a claim within one year of discovering an injury or three years from the date an injury occurred. Missing this deadline can result in your forfeiture of legal compensation. If are unsure if your case falls within this deadline or constitutes a medical malpractice claim, do not hesitate to contact our offices.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A brain injury can be caused by external trauma, such as blow to the head, or internal conditions such as lack of oxygen to the brain. The brain is an extremely fragile organ and even a minor event can potentially lead to permanent damage. Complications due to brain injuries are especially dangerous as they may not always be readily apparent or have a delayed onset. If you or a loved one experiences any of the following symptoms, see a doctor immediately.

Symptoms of brain injury include:

  • Abnormal behavior such as mood swings
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Confusion or difficulty thinking clearly
  • Loss of consciousness

Several methods of recovery may be available to victims of a traumatic brain injury including rehabilitation, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, and surgery. Without legal restitution, these medical treatments can be prohibitively expensive and severe injury can lead to a lifelong need for care. A lawyer from our firm can help you to recover losses due to medical malpractice for current and future medical needs.

Compensation for Medical Malpractice

If you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of hospital staff, our Irvine brain injury attorney can help. When your health is on the line, you need a compassionate lawyer in your corner who will tirelessly fight to help maximize your monetary compensation. Our firm strives to offer personalized and compassionate legal advocacy to ensure you understand what is happening with your case at every step of the way.

We have helped numerous clients claim restitution. Call (714) 701-8182 to see how we can help you.