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.