A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very severe injury that can cause serious change in a person’s life. Typically, this type of injury occurs after a severe blow, a spinning jolt, an object penetrating the skull, or bleeding in the brain. While most traumatic brain injuries are a result of car accidents, trucking accidents, falls, sports, violence, and war, some brain injuries have actually been caused by medical professionals.
How Healthcare Professionals Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries
While a traumatic brain injury caused by a surgeon, nurse, or other medical professional may sound rare, it can and does happen as a result of negligence, carelessness, and recklessness. The following are some of the most common medical mistakes that cause traumatic brain injuries:
- Misdiagnosing or delaying a brain injury diagnosis
- Failing to diagnose a subdural hematoma or aneurysm
- Penetrating a portion of the brain during surgery
- Failing to monitor oxygen levels during or after surgery
- Mismanaging anesthesia or medications during surgery
Contact a Virginia Brain Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury because of a health care provider's mistake, you need to learn about your rights and if you should file a medical malpractice claim. To learn more, you are welcome to request a free copy of our book, What You Need to Know Before Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Case, or call our office at 703-691-5919.