We often visit healthcare service providers hoping that they will bring our health problems to an end. It may be through carrying out regular diagnoses, surgery, or even a normal drug prescription. But the moment doctors, nurses, or surgeons fail to maintain the medical standards while we are under their care, and we suffer more injuries as a result, they can be held liable for their actions in a court of law. If you have suffered more complications such as head trauma due to a hospital’s negligence, our Pearland brain injury lawyers can help you recover for the injuries sustained.
As expected, the aftermath of a brain injury is often disastrous, especially to the family members close to the victim. Apart from the heavy financial burden imposed upon them, they must carry the heavy responsibility of looking after the injured. This may include feeding them, helping them maintain body cleanliness, and carrying out normal activities. Our accident attorneys understand these setbacks and more so the moral and psychological disturbance that comes with it.
In any civil case, there is no better result to such mental and financial trauma than having the financial burden lifted. Apart from using the money to purchase prescribed drugs and carrying out regular medical assessments, a brain injury settlement can be effectively used to hire the services of a qualified nurse to take care and look after the victim at home. This can go a long way in restoring normalcy in the injured party’s life.
There are many ways in which a brain injury can occur. Many brain injury cases occur as a result of trauma to the head. Some of these injuries are accidentally self-inflicted, while others result because of another’s negligence.
Additionally, some cases can occur as a result of medical malpractice and negligence. It may be from a doctor, surgeon, or even a nurse. Unfortunately, some of the worst brain injury cases have occurred during surgery.
These surgeries do not necessarily have to be brain surgery. A procedure to rectifying an error in the skull may result in a brain injury if the doctor fails to follow proper medical standards. The effects of the brain injury may be noticed shortly after the surgery or much later after the surgery has finished.
There are many parties that can be held liable for brain injuries. For example, a driver who fails to pay attention to the road could cause a crash that results in a brain injury. The other common cause is from doctors or hospital management.
Proving liability for a brain injury can be daunting given the expansive nature of proving injuries that cannot be seen. For this reason, you and your Pearland lawyer will be expected to prove more likely than not that the brain injuries sustained were as a result someone else’s negligence.
Some doctors have been blamed for not adhering to existing medical care standards while operating on their patients. Some doctors have operated on a patient while using a mobile phone or while attending to other duties. Others do not follow the proper medical procedures. A brain injury attorney in our area can help you establish fault by expounding on all possible avenues and help you prove the damages sustained while under their care.
On the other hand, a local hospital can be directly held responsible for your injuries if your lawyer establishes fault by proving that some of the administration’s actions contributed to your injuries. It may be through hiring incompetent medical practitioners, purchasing defective medical equipment and drugs, or through not following standard procedures for patient treatment. If this is the case, your attorney will prepare all evidence within reach to hold them accountable.
If you have been a victim of medical negligence and sustained head injuries as a result, our Pearland brain injury lawyer have the time and resources to help you file a claim against the parties at-fault. We will invoke the best minds in our legal team to ensure that you are a step ahead of the defendants’ lawyers. Please call our office today for a free consultation.