Brain damage arising from medical malpractice can be one of the most devastating types of healthcare negligence. In Houston, medical malpractice brain damage can range from what is known as “mild cognitive impairment” to a person left in a persistent vegetative state. Each year, an alarming number of people die as the result of brain damage. If you find yourself or a loved one a victim of this type negligence caused by a healthcare provider, a Doan Law Firm Houston brain damage medical malpractice lawyer is here for you. You can reach us any time, day or night, at (800) 349-0000.
Common Causes of Brain Damage Medical Malpractice
In Houston, there are a number of more commonly occurring medical care and treatment tragedies that result in brain injuries:
Each day across the country, 700 people die as the result of medical errors. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured annually because of medical negligence, oftentimes seriously so. 10 percent of all deaths in the United States arise from medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the country. An alarming percentage of medical malpractice cases involve innocent patients who suffer brain injuries at the hands of their doctors, including catastrophic brain damage. Every year, innumerable people lose their lives because of brain damage arising from medical malpractice.
Any one of these causes of brain injuries has the propensity to result in permanent brain damage. The end result can be a significant, if not total, impairment of a person’s ability to fully live his or her life. In some cases, a disability may resolve over time. However, in a good many cases, a person ends up permanently and profoundly disabled. Our Houston medical malpractice lawyers are here to explain your legal options and fight for your rights.
Medical Malpractice and Birth Brain Injuries
Sadly, a considerable number of brain injuries are associated with the birth of a child. What should be one of the happiest of moments can end up becoming a calamity for a newborn child and parents alike. The cold, hard reality is that nearly 160,000 birth brain injuries each year could have been – should have been – avoided. But for the negligence of a physician or some other healthcare provider, a newborn baby would not have suffered a brain injury, including catastrophic brain damage.
Tracking birth brain injuries reveals that there is about a half dozen events that underlie most instances of newborn birth brain damage:
Failure to diagnose and treat a medical issue with the mother during pregnancy or at the time of childbirth
Administration of improper medications during pregnancy or at the time of childbirth
Failure to monitor properly a fetus
Failure to respond appropriately to fetal distress
Failure to perform a timely c-section
Failure to provide needed oxygen to newborns when necessary
Improper use of delivery instruments, including forceps and vacuum
Seeking Justice After a Medical Malpractice Brain Injury
A Doan Law Firm Houston brain damage medical malpractice lawyer stands ready to fight for your rights. You can schedule an initial appointment and case evaluation by calling us any time at (800) 349-0000. Our brain injury hotline is staffed around the clock, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. As a nationwide law firm, we can assemble a powerful team to fight for your legal rights and for the compensation you deserve.
We can also schedule an initial consultation with you at your home, the hospital, a rehab center, or whatever location is convenient for you. There is no charge for an initial consultation and case evaluation with one of our experienced, knowledgeable, committed Houston personal injury lawyers.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as the result of medical negligence, that last thing you need to worry about is coming up with money to pay a lawyer. The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. We never charge an attorney fee unless we win for you. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.