Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often caused by a blunt force. A serious car accident, truck accident or concussion can cause damage to the nerves with life-altering effects. Brain injuries are also caused by a lack of oxygen, sometimes resulting in severe brain damage. This lack of oxygen may be a result of medical negligence.
In the rush of emergency room trauma and other hospital settings, nurses, doctors and other medical professionals may neglect to check on patients as often as necessary. If the patient stops breathing and doesn't get help immediately, severe brain damage could occur. If a baby is deprived of oxygen during or after birth, the result may be cerebral palsy or another birth injury.
At Richards & Richards in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we take seriously a physician's responsibility to do no harm. If a doctor is responsible for a preventable injury we seek justice, truth and improved patient safety.
Contact our firm for a free case evaluation. Call 866-740-3999 today.
Signs Of Traumatic Brain Injury
People with head trauma or brain injuries show a variety of signs and symptoms. At first glance, these symptoms may be identified as symptoms of other medical conditions. As a result, a head trauma could be misdiagnosed causing further problems. Signs and symptoms of TBI include:
- Mood changes
- Loss in judgment
- Blurred vision
- Balance problems
- Personality changes
- Speech and memory problems
Attorney Veronica A. Richards, our managing attorney of the medical malpractice department, is a nurse practitioner and respected trial lawyer. She knows when misdiagnosis occurred and when it worsened or caused medical conditions. She has the skills and knowledge needed to take your case and if a fair settlement can not be reached she will take your case to trial.
If you or someone you know suffers from TBI caused by medical malpractice, contact our law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We will examine your claim and guide you through the legal process as we seek full compensation for your injury.