Harrisburg Brain Injury Lawyers
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, surgeon or any other provider fails to provide an expected standard of care and causes injury to a patient. One type of injury caused by medical negligence is traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These injuries are serious and often permanent. Legal advice from an experienced medical malpractice attorney is a crucial step in moving forward after such a tragedy. Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of James R. Moyles in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg are committed to seeking justice for victims and their family members suffering the effects of a traumatic brain injury caused by medical negligence.
Examples of Medical Malpractice that Can Cause Brain Injuries
Some of the more common cases of traumatic brain injuries that are caused by medical malpractice arise out of the following situations:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries including cerebral palsy and improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition such as strokes, aneurysms or tumors
- Failure to monitor a patient’s vital signs
- Hypoxia, lack of oxygen to the brain
- Improper treatment
- Infection from surgery
- Medication errors including overdose
- Surgical errors
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Recovering Compensation for Injuries and Losses
Any injury to the brain has the potential to cause life-altering consequences for the patient. The resulting effects can range from mild to severe. Patients may suffer cognitive difficulties, behavioral changes as well as physical limitations. Ongoing medical care, treatment and rehabilitation are often required.
Family members are faced with the emotional pain of seeing their loved one suffering, but also may have to adapt their own lives to care and support them. Medical expenses accumulate quickly and the need for medications, treatments, equipment and even modifications to the home environment are typically needed and can cause financial hardship.
Pursuing a claim for medical negligence can help. You may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, future care, loss of earnings, earning potential if unable to return to work, and pain and suffering. In the event that a brain injury caused by medical malpractice leads to a patient’s death, the victim’s family may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Law Offices of James R. Moyles: Compassionate and Dedicated Harrisburg and Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury that you suspect was caused by medical malpractice, contact our experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your potential case. With more than 30 years of experience in handling all types of medical malpractice claims, you can count on us to achieve justice and the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Our brain injury lawyers maintain offices in both Harrisburg and Pittsburgh making us easily accessible to serve clients throughout Central and Western Pennsylvania.