Did You Suffer A Brain Or Spine Injury?
There has been much researched and reported on traumatic brain injuries, from the battlefield to the football field. As a society, we are coming to understand the consequences of concussions, which range from loss of motor skills to personality changes. Extreme trauma to the brain and spinal cord can cause permanent, devastating injury, including paralysis and death.
While accidents and acts of violence are the major causes of brain and spinal injury, medical and surgical malpractice can also cause or exacerbate damage to the central nervous system. For more than 30 years, the medical malpractice attorneys at Dillon & Findley, P.C., have helped injured patients recover compensation when they need it most.
When Medical Malpractice Causes Brain And Spinal Cord Injuries
There are three major areas where medical malpractice can cause or worsen damage to the central nervous system:
- Medical error – Failure to diagnose a disease, such as meningitis, at a critical juncture exposes a patient to severe risks. Effects of meningitis include blindness, deafness, headaches, memory loss, cognitive problems, motor coordination problems, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, paralysis and even death.
- Negligent emergency care – When a patient has experienced severe trauma from an accident or violent attack, timely and competent emergency care is essential to arrest and ultimately reverse the damage. If responders move a spinal cord injury patient improperly, they may cause irreparable harm to the nerves. In the case of a head trauma patient, caregivers must intervene to prevent or reduce swelling of the brain or hemorrhaging that could cause permanent damage or death.
- Elective surgery error – Many back-pain patients opt for surgical procedures that promise to alleviate their suffering and restore mobility. While many advances have been made in surgical techniques, human error is always a possibility. A slip of a scalpel may consign an otherwise healthy patient to a wheelchair for life. Anesthesia errors or excessive blood loss can cause hypoxic or anoxic brain damage.
Lifetime Compensation For Lifelong Pain
Brain and spinal cord injuries are often permanent, requiring a lifetime of therapy and assistance. Your medical malpractice law firm must set a firm goal of obtaining adequate compensation for your injuries to last a lifetime. This requires the type of exhaustive research and consultation that only an experienced injury attorney can perform. Dillon & Findley, P.C., has achieved settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars for injured clients.
Call Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys For Help
From our office in Anchorage, Dillon & Findley serves all of Alaska. For brain and spinal cord injury cases, our firm advances all litigation costs. You do not pay our attorney fees unless the case resolves favorably.