Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
When a patient suffers a brain injury due to medical malpractice, life changes dramatically. The lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, understand the enormous impact that a brain injury can have for victims and their families. There are a large number of medical and surgical conditions that, if not properly treated, can result in permanent brain injury or other impairments. In these circumstances, the physician or other health care providers may be held accountable for the consequences of a failure to give proper treatment.
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury as a result of errors on the part of a medical caregiver, we may be able to help you get compensation to help pay for future treatment and care for the victim. Our medical-legal staff understands how to identify and prove the cause of a brain injury, and how to work with the appropriate specialists to determine the costs of lifetime care. Our Massachusetts brain injury attorneys represent families throughout New England, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Do I Need a Brain Injury Attorney?
If a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake that causes a patient to suffer a brain injury, the patient or the family can hold the provider responsible for the impact the injury has had on the person’s life.
However, proving that the medical personnel made a mistake can be extremely difficult. Even in cases where it seems clear that the medical professional made an error, health care providers have access to experienced legal teams and insurance adjusters who are skilled at minimizing patient’s claims.
Victims of medical malpractice are usually not familiar with how the legal system works. Usually, victims are at a disadvantage and hiring an attorney can help you have a better understanding of how to protect yourself. Our experienced and compassionate team will get the details of your injury, determine who is at fault, and make sure you receive the compensation you are owed.
Why Should I Choose Crowe & Mulvey, LLP to Handle My Case?
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, an entire team of professionals will be assigned to your case, including attorneys, nurses, paralegals, law clerks, and legal secretaries. Our team of medical-legal professionals works hard to put together an individualized approach for each case. Our firm has recovered more than $300 million for our clients by going the extra mile to ensure our clients receive fair compensation.
Crowe & Mulvey, LLP has a team of outstanding lawyers, including founding partners Philip J. Crowe Jr. and Elizabeth N. Mulvey. Philip has achieved multi-million verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases. He also has achieved verdicts for the largest medical malpractice and the largest dental malpractice awards in the country. Elizabeth has tried more than 250 cases in courts throughout New England. Since 2015, Elizabeth has been honored by “Super Lawyers” magazine as one of the top ten lawyers in Massachusetts.
Causes of Brain Injury
The brain is a very sensitive and important organ. Many medical conditions and complications, if not properly managed, can result in brain injury. Some of the more common medical causes of brain injury include:
- Lack of oxygen
- Hemorrhage or blood clots
- Blood pressure changes
- Metabolic abnormalities
- Anesthesia error
- Heart attack misdiagnosis
- Birth injury
- Medication error
If you or someone you love has suffered these or another brain injury, do not hesitate to take action.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider acts negligently and causes injury. If you have been misdiagnosed, incorrectly treated for your medical issues, or have not been provided sufficient aftercare, our attorneys can help you recover adequate compensation.
A claim must have the following characteristics to be considered medical malpractice:
- Standard of care violation – Certain medical standards must be in place for medical treatment to be deemed acceptable. The standard of care is the type of care that a reasonably prudent healthcare professional would have provided under the same or similar circumstances. In most cases, a qualified medical witness will testify as to what the appropriate standard of care should have been under the same circumstances, and how the doctor who performed the malpractice deviated from that standard. If the doctor did not meet the standard of care then negligence can be established.
- The negligence caused an injury – In order to have a valid medical malpractice case, a medical professional must do more harm than simply breach the standard of care. The patient must also prove that the medical professional’s negligence caused the injury.
- The negligence resulted in significant damages – The patient must prove that significant injury resulted from medical negligence.
Our lawyers have the depth of experience necessary to help you recover significant damages for disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.
Crowe & Mulvey, LLP brain injury attorneys know the devastation that a brain injury can cause for the patient or the family. Our team of attorneys works hard to prove medical negligence to provide our clients with the compensation they deserve.
Compensation for Brain Damage Caused by Medical Malpractice
Brain injuries can cause significant hardship for patients and their families. And while this is a traumatic time for victims of medical malpractice, they still face a limited amount of time to take legal action. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the brain injury to get the legal representation you need for compensation.
If you or someone you know has suffered brain injury because of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Long-term disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Current and future loss of wages
Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have experience helping clients get through experiences just like your own. Call us today to speak to an attorney to determine if a doctor performed medical malpractice and caused a brain injury or death.
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury that you feel may be due to a health care provider’s negligence, we may be able to help you find out more about what happened, and whether you are entitled to compensation.
Contact a Massachusetts brain injury attorney at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, by calling (617) 404-3417 for a free consultation with an experienced member of our medical-legal team.