Understanding How Acquired Birth Injuries are Medical Malpractice in Oregon and Minnesota
Many people are familiar with brain injuries due to a fall or other traumatic event. However, there is another type of brain injury, known as an acquired brain injury that is caused by a pathological cause or deprivation of oxygen. Acquired brain injuries may occur at birth, or at anytime during the course of a person’s life. While some of these causes may be consequences of other factors (i.e. environmental factors), there are times when a person may suffer from an acquired brain injury due to a physician or other healthcare provider’s error. When this occurs, acquired brain injuries are medical malpractice.
Here at CK Legal, we work with families and their loved one who suffered serious personal injuries as the result of an acquired brain injury or other birth injuries. We work with leading experts throughout Oregon, Minnesota, and the United States to help prove liability and fault against a negligent healthcare provider. We also use experts like economists, vocational experts, life care planners, and other professionals to help prove damages to ensure victims and their families recover the compensation that they deserve under the law.
While it can be daunting to handle any type of brain injury case, especially one due to medical malpractice, now that you can hire our experienced lawyers with NO UPFRONT COST. This is because we accept cases, especially brain injury cases, on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not get paid until we recover compensation for you in a settlement, verdict, or court award. And we only get paid a percentage of what we recover, meaning that you will be entitled to recover some money and compensation for your losses. Learn how we can help you and your loved ones during a FREE consultation if you have acquired brain injuries are medical malpractice and affected your family.
Effects of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can affect people in many ways. It affects the way a person is able to think, speak and active. A brain injury can cause mood changes and behavioral changes as well. Consequences of brain injuries from birth injuries include the following:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty organizing
- Balance issues
- Poor judgement
- Difficulty performing activities
- Mood swings
- Inability to perform job duties
- Inability to maintain relationships
These are just a few of the many ways that a person who experiences an acquired brain injury may be permanently affected.
Causes of Acquired Brain Injuries
There are many different causes of acquired brain injuries, but the most common causes include the following:
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Stroke due to a blood clot
- Electric shock
- Metabolic conditions
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Lead poisoning
- Other infectious diseases.
Unfortunately, many of these causes are preventable because they could be due to medical malpractice in Oregon. This means that victims and their families will have to pay extra money out of pocket to ensure their loved one has the medical care and basic needs met all due to the negligence of a defendant. This is not right and we will fight back to ensure that we can protect the rights of victims in Oregon. Learn how we can help you today during a free consultation with our law firm.
The How and Why: Acquired Brain Injuries Are Medical Malpractice
While there are many cases of acquired brain injuries that are not due to a physician or other healthcare provider’s error, there are times when the acquired brain injury could have been prevented, or much less significant. Examples of medical errors leading to acquired brain injuries include the following:
- Medication errors
- Medication overdoses
- Cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice
- Infections from surgical procedures
- Failure to diagnose an infection
- Failure to treat an infection
- Failure to recognize signs of stroke, aneurysm or heart attack, leading to an acquired brain injury
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to recognize a person is in respiratory distress
- Failure to treat a patient in respiratory distress
- Failure to diagnose a condition that can cause acquired brain injury (i.e. brain tumor, metabolic condition, etc.)
- Failure to properly treat seizures, leading to an acquired brain injury
- Failing to control excessive bleeding during a procedure
- Failing to properly monitor a patient during surgery
- Failure to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism
- Failure to use proper extraction tools during labor and delivery
- Failure to monitor for signs of fetal or maternal distress during delivery, leading to brain damage
- Failure to perform a c-section when indicated
- Allowing prolonged or arrested labor to continue, creating unsafe conditions for the mother and baby
- Overuse of labor inducing drugs
- Failure to diagnose jaundice, leading to kernicterus in an infant.
A victim’s family will need to prove this liability which can be done to prove the negligence of a healthcare provider. That will allow a family to recover compensation for his or her injuries in Oregon as a result of the negligence.
Acquired Brain Injuries are Medical Malpractice, and CK Legal Can Help You Today
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.