Brain Injury

Scranton, Pennsylvania Brain Injury Attorneys

Accidents, blunt trauma, and violence often cause brain injuries. However, many brain injuries result from doctor negligence and medical malpractice. Failing to diagnose a patient with low oxygen rates often leads to unnecessary and irreversible brain injury. The trauma causes emotional uproar, and it takes literally a few minutes to forever alter your life.

Medical mistakes do not only cause brain injury, but they can make existing conditions even worse as well. If a doctor does not properly treat a brain injury, an individual can suffer severe complications including mental impairment, paralysis, stroke, and even death.

If you or your loved one has suffered brain injury resulting from a medical professional’s negligence, you may be facing a lifetime’s worth of stress and costly medical bills. Caputo & Mariotti’s brain injury lawyers can help you recover financial compensation to ease your financial burdens. Call Caputo & Mariotti’s attorneys at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us now for a FREE Consultation.

With our extensive legal experience, we possess the skills necessary to help you get the just financial compensation you deserve. We represent victims from all areas of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Types of cases where individuals may suffer brain injury include:

Undiagnosed blood clots. Blood clots are a significant cause of brain injury. Medical professionals must diligently monitor for blood clots, which might travel to the brain or lungs and cause serious physical injury or death.

Anesthesia. Nurse anesthetists, nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists must be properly experienced and certified to administer anesthesia. Improper administration of anesthesia causes deprivation of oxygen, which can lead to brain injury, coma, stroke, and death.

Surgical error. Poor pre-operative care and planning is often the cause of surgical mistakes. A doctor must investigate a patient’s medical history, medication, and other lifestyle choices before determining the best surgical course. A surgeon must ensure the procedure’s safety by closely monitoring his team. In short, the surgeon’s team must be experienced and wise enough to minimize any unnecessary risk to the patient.

Emergency room error. Brain injuries get commonly misdiagnosed in the stressful and fast-paced setting of an emergency room. Common claims of emergency room error include:

  • Failure to appropriately diagnose diseases and conditions
  • Failing to order tests
  • Failing to monitor a patient after discharge
  • Improper discharge
  • Misinterpreting x-rays
  • Misreading test results
  • Surgical error
  • Trauma error

Infant delivery error. Delivery complications caused by medical professionals may result in inadequate oxygen delivery to the infant’s brain. A loss of oxygen causes cerebral hypoxia, cerebral palsy, or other significant impairments in sensory and motor functions.

Medication error. Patients can be given too much conscious sedation medication, which unfortunately can slow breathing rates and cause brain injury.

Failure to Intubate. If a patient is having respiratory distress, a ventilator can often help the patient quickly reduce the potential loss of oxygen and his or her chances of brain injury. Medical professionals can deviate from a professional standard of care, resulting in brain injury for the patient.

Failure to diagnose. If a patient’s oxygen rates are not closely monitored in certain treatment scenarios, catastrophic brain injury is almost a guarantee to happen. Failing to monitor a patient’s oxygen levels can leave him or her with very severe brain injury.

Diagnostic and treatment errors can cause new injuries or make existing ones even worse. Brain injuries resulting from a doctor’s negligence can cause paralysis, stroke, speech impairment, heart attack, psychological and behavioral disorders, cerebral hypoxia, sensory and motor impairment, cerebral palsy, persistent vegetative state, and death. While litigation will not fix an injury, it certainly can provide lifelong financial stability for victims of brain injury and other medical malpractice.

If you or your loved has been the victim of brain injury medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, you may be legally entitled to financial damages including lost wages, medical expenses, attorney’s fees, and other compensation. Call Caputo & Mariotti’s attorneys at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us now for a FREE Consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t receive a fee until you’ve received monetary compensation. Hurry! The statute of limitations may be running out on your claim!