Easton Head Injuries
Serious head injuries can have numerous and sweeping effects on one’s lifestyle and general enjoyment of life — whether the injury occurred in the medical context or not.
For example, a cosmetic injury to one’s features (perhaps resulting in scarring) might negatively affect the quality of one’s social life and hinder one’s ability to advance in a client-facing career. By contrast, a head injury that affects the nervous system could have broader deleterious effects on one’s ability to earn income and live a normal, happy life. In some cases, it could result in a coma, or even death.
If you have suffered head injuries due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of a healthcare professional, Pennsylvania law may entitle you to damages as compensation. Call (888) 777-7098 to connect with one of the Easton head injury attorneys here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, today.
Examples of Negligence in the Medical Context
In the medical injury context, a wide variety of errors can lead to serious head injuries. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some common acts of medical negligence.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an infection, or cancer, can lead to an advanced form of the condition that is more difficult to treat. Many cancers, for example, are highly treatable in the early stage, but become more aggressive in later stages. This is particularly true of brain cancers, which can be particularly aggressive (and often untreatable) in their later stages.
Even if a cancer or infection is treatable, waiting too long can lead to severe disfigurement. Successful surgical intervention of a cancer that has spread to the face is still likely to result in visible scarring, and may even lead to difficulties relating to sensation.
When surgical intervention is deemed necessary, healthcare professionals must make reasonable efforts to avoid causing further injury. Failure to adhere to the standard of care may lead to careless mistakes, however. For example, if a surgeon performed brain surgery but did not properly consider your prior medical history, this could lead to new and unforeseen nervous system issues.
Clinics and hospitals are generally fast-paced environments with a high-volume of patients, workers, and visitors moving in-and-out throughout the day. Careful patient transportation between rooms and facilities is therefore quite important to avoid exposure to injury. For example, if you are being wheeled around on a stretcher and one of the hospital workers is careless, turning sharply into a corner, you could suffer severe head injury from the collision.
Head Injury Damages
Damages in a head injury lawsuit include, but are not limited, to:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wage loss
- Future income loss
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Consult With an Experienced Easton Head Injury Attorney
Head injuries occurring the medical context can be difficult to litigate, as there must be an extensive investigation into the facts to uncover the particular negligence, recklessness, or even intentional acts that led to the injury. In many cases, the cause of the injury is unclear until consultation with medical experts.
Here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, we have over three decades of experience litigating injury claims and medical malpractice claims, including those involving head injuries. We tailor our litigation strategy to suit the facts of each case, and keep clients engaged in the process throughout.
Call (888) 777-7098 to setup a free consultation with one of our Easton head injury attorneys today.