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Fighting For Those Who Have Suffered Brain Injuries Due To Medical Malpractice in Ohio

Medical malpractice can lead to brain injuries in a number of ways. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to physician error, hospital negligence, or any medical mistake, it is important to consult with an experienced Ohio medical malpractice lawyer.

At The Becker Law Firm, attorneys in our Cleveland and Elyria offices have significant experience handling medical negligence cases for clients from Ohio and nationwide. We understand the causes of brain injuries and can help you pursue justice and compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Contact our caring legal team to seek full justice in your case. Our Cleveland brain injury lawyers can be reached at (440) 252-4399.

Types of Brain Injuries

  • Hypoxia: One of the most common causes of brain injury is lack of oxygen to the brain or hypoxia. The results of hypoxia can be severe, including memory loss, paralysis, cognitive loss, and brain death.
  • Bleeding brain injuries: Doctors must take special precautions when treating patients at risk of bleeding brain injuries or hemorrhagic stroke. Patients with weakened blood vessels and high blood pressure are especially at risk for this type of brain injury.
  • Blood clots: Surgical errors can lead to blood clots, which travel to the brain and cause catastrophic damage.
  • Untreated stroke: Undiagnosed or mistreated stroke can lead to severe brain injuries.
  • Anesthesia errors: Errors in administering anesthesia can lead to permanent brain damage.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Brain Injury Claim?

A brain injury can have a profound effect on a person's life, impacting their physical well-being and emotional and financial stability. When considering a brain injury claim, it's essential to understand the various damages that may be recovered. These damages encompass economic and non-economic losses, reflecting the full impact on the victim's life.

Medical Expenses: The costs of treating a brain injury can be astronomical. Recoverable damages include expenses for emergency medical care, hospital stays, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing therapy.

Lost Wages and Future Earnings: Brain injuries often significantly disrupt a person's ability to work. Compensation may be sought for the income lost during the recovery period and for the anticipated loss of future earnings because of long-term or permanent impairments.

Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages encompass the physical and emotional pain endured by the victim. This category is subjective and may include:

  • Compensation for mental anguish.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • The overall impact on the victim's well-being.

Loss of Consortium: In cases where a brain injury has strained familial relationships, spouses or family members could seek compensation for the loss of companionship, support, and services that the injured person provided.

How to Determine Liability for a Brain Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice?

Establishing liability is critical to pursuing a brain injury claim, particularly when medical malpractice is involved. At The Becker Law Firm, LPA, our experienced Cleveland brain injury attorneys possess the knowledge and expertise to navigate the complexities of medical malpractice cases.

  • Proving Negligence: Medical malpractice claims often hinge on proving that a healthcare professional or facility was negligent in their duty of care. This negligence may include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, or failure to provide appropriate treatment.
  • Establishing a Standard of Care: To establish negligence, it must be demonstrated that the healthcare provider turned from the standard of care expected in their field. This involves comparing the healthcare professional's actions to what a reasonably competent professional would have done in comparable circumstances.
  • Causation: Establishing a direct connection between the medical professional's negligence and the brain injury is crucial. It must be shown that the negligent actions directly resulted in the injury suffered by the patient.

At The Becker Law Firm, LPA, we understand the deep impact that a brain injury can have on the lives of victims and their families. Our dedication is to vigorously advocate for our clients, holding those responsible accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, don't hesitate to contact us for a confidential consultation. We provide the legal guidance and support needed to pursue justice and secure the compensation you deserve.

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Contact Our Brain Injury Lawyers in Cleveland Today

A brain injury is a life-changing condition that can leave the victim unable to work, relate to others, and enjoy activities. Our attorneys will work to fully assess the damage this brain injury has had to you or your loved one’s life. We have significant trial experience and will work to help you obtain full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered. Our lawyers do this work because we care about our clients and a just verdict or settlement will make a positive difference in their lives.

 Please contact us at (440) 252-4399 to arrange a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Cleveland brain injury attorneys.

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