Head Trauma • Traumatic Brain Damage
Physician malpractice can cause brain injuries in any number of ways. Brain injuries generally happen when the brain fails to get the oxygen it needs for a certain length of time. The results can be devastating: memory loss, paralysis, coma, persistent vegetative state (sometimes called brain death), and even death. At Cirignani Heller & Harman LLP, our doctor attorneys have handled numerous medical malpractice and wrongful death cases in which doctors-anesthesiologists and surgeons-ER staff, and other medical professionals have been responsible for patient brain damage.
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Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are also medical professionals, well grounded in both legal practice and in the standards by which medical practitioners are judged in medical malpractice cases. During our long years of handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, we have represented clients whose loved ones have suffered brain injury due to doctor and surgeon error in cases involving:
- Surgery: One of the leading causes of death and brain injury related to surgery is blood clots. If the doctor or hospital staff is not vigilant, blood clots can form after surgery and go to the brain or lung and in either case cause disability or death.
- Missed brain hemorrhage: It is surprising how often an injured person who has been drinking or even thought to be drinking will be brought into the emergency room and pushed into a corner to “sleep it off” only to be found later with severe brain damage because the ER staff failed to check for brain injuries.
- Inadequate stroke management
If your loved one has suffered brain damage, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, contact our medical malpractice team at Cirignani Heller & Harman LLP for a consultation with a physician doctor who can analyze the circumstances and advise you whether there is evidence of medical malpractice.
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