Head Injuries: Let Our Doylestown Medical Negligence Lawyers Help
A severe head injury can occur nearly anywhere: a car accident, slip-and-falls, criminal acts and even in medical settings, such as hospitals. Contact one of the Doylestown medical negligence lawyers at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC today to discuss any injuries you may have suffered due to the negligence or carelessness of another.
Head Injury Factors
According to the Mayo Clinic, a head injury may include one or more of the following factors:
- Damage to brain cells may be isolated or widespread
- A severe blow or jolt can cause multiple points of damage
- Tearing of cellular structures can leave permanent damage
- An object penetrating the skull can cause damage to cells, blood vessels and protective tissues around the brain
- Bleeding in or around the brain, swelling, and blood clots can disrupt the oxygen supply to the brain
Obviously, the greater the head injury the more likely that there will be permanent and long-lasting issues (or even death). If you were injured in Doylestown, you should seek immediate medical attention for any head injuries as proper and timely treatment may be able to limit further damage.
Causes of Head Injuries
The Mayo Clinic found the following to be most common causes of head injuries:
- Vehicle-related collisions
- Sports injuries
- Explosive blasts and other combat injuries
There are some steps that can be taken to limit the potential for head injuries. For example, proper sports equipment (such as helmets) should always be worn during contact sports. Another example is that drivers and their passengers should always wear seatbelts to limit the amount of movement the body and head are exposed to during a car accident.
Medical Head Injuries. A head injury may also occur when a medical professional acts negligently or recklessly when treating the head or brain. For example, a surgeon who is charged with the removal of a tumor in or near the brain must recognize that there is a risk of causing injury to the brain and act accordingly.
If a medical professional fails to appreciate the risks associated with head injuries and causes harm to a patient, then that medical professional should be held liable. Contact us today to discuss any injuries you or a loved one may have suffered due to the carelessness of a medical professional.
Getting Help in Doylestown for Your Injuries
The victim of a head injury can be confused or lack the ability to understand what has happened and what is going on. Seek immediate medical attention if you or a loved one has suffered from a head injury. If possible you will also want to get an understanding of what caused the head injury and who was involved.
Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. This includes those who may have been present during a medical procedure (such as nurses). Make sure to take pictures if there is any damage to the exterior of the head. Furthermore, you will want to begin a journal of how the head injury has impacted your life or the life of your loved ones.
Having detailed documentation of the head injury, its cause, and its impact will help the medical negligence attorneys at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC fight for the appropriate compensation for you and your family. Whether you’re in Doylestown or a nearby area, call us today at 888-777-7098 so we can discuss your case.