Our Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers Share the Most Common Causes of Head Injuries Due to Medical Errors
Head injuries are some of the worst injuries that a victim of negligence could sustain. This is particularly true at hospitals and healthcare facilities where individuals expect to get healed not harmed. But the truth is many hospitals and medical professionals causes serious and debilitating head injuries. Some of these head injuries could even result in catastrophic injuries or even the wrongful death of an innocent person. Learn about the different causes of head injuries due to Oregon medical malpractice from our Oregon medical malpractice lawyers.
Types of Head Injuries
Head injuries come in several different forms. Many times a head injury, even a minor one, could have catastrophic results. An open head injury is when the skull is fractured and the brain may have sustained penetrating injury. A closed head injury is when the skull is not fractured but the brain still sustained injury. Both types of head injuries are very serious. Both types of head injuries could also result in a traumatic brain injury or TBI. These TBIs can lead to a lifetime of debilitating disability.
Generally, head injuries are also classified in severity. Mild or minor head injuries will have a temporary impact but usually not a long-lasting effect. Whereas moderate head injuries could result in permanent injury and have lasting effects. A severe head injury is likely to also cause a TBI, which means that a victim will likely have severe, significant, and rather catastrophic injuries.
Common Types of Head Injuries Due to Oregon Medical Malpractice
There are several different types of head injuries which could be caused by Oregon medical malpractice. Some fo the work head injuries include the following:
- Anesthesia errors resulting in brain injuries;
- Surgical errors;
- Hospital falls;
- Equipment falling on a patient’s head;
- Labor and delivery injuries;
- Medication errors;
- Birth injuries;
- Misdiagnosed conditions, including Kernicterus in babies;
- Dropping a patient;
- Failing to protect a fall risk patient;
- Improper use of surgical equipment;
- Failure to supervise patients;
- Wheelchair accidents;
- Wandering and elopement in patients; and
- Many other causes.
Why a Head Injury is Serious
A head injury is very serious because it can change a person’s daily functions. Even what may appear like a minor head injury, like a concussion, could result in debilitating issues. In fact, a concussion from being dropped off of the surgical table during a transfer could result in catastrophic injury. This could affect a person’s memory, cognitive functioning, language, senses of smell, and other important functions. Individuals with a head injury could result in traumatic brain injuries or TBIs which could result cause significant hardships. Many times these types of head injuries are irreversible.
Victims Should Ask our Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Help
There is no such thing as a minor head injury. Even a mild concussion causes permanent damage which can permanently mar a person’s brain. This makes future injuries potentially devastating and damaging. 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.
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