Brain Injury and Medical Malpractice

Apr 15, 2013 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Brain Injury

Brain injuries are among the most serious and life-altering injuries a person can experience. When it comes to minimizing the consequences of a traumatic brain injury, timing is of the absolute essence. Medical professionals must be able to diagnose and begin treatment of brain injuries in as timely a manner as possible.

If you or a member of your family has sustained a brain injury that should have been, but was not, diagnosed by your physician in a timely manner, and this led to unnecessary suffering, losses, and expenses, you may be entitled to compensation under the law. The Brooklyn personal injury attorneys of the Law Office of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., can fight for your right to compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim on your behalf. Our attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to present the strongest case possible and are willing to take on the largest and most powerful hospitals and medical professionals in the area, whether we are able to reach a favorable settlement or have to pursue the case to verdict.

Medical professionals are obligated to provide care of at least a reasonable standard. If you and your family have been harmed due to the failure of a physician to meet this standard, we encourage you to contact our personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn today.

Failure to Diagnose Brain Injury


Brain injuries generally occur as the result of trauma to the head. When the injury results from the penetration of the skull by an object, it is more obvious when there is damage to the brain. However, closed head injuries can be more difficult to gauge, especially immediately after an accident.

Many brain injuries do not manifest symptoms immediately. Many victims of auto accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, violent crimes that involve blows to the head, sports accidents, and other accidents are unaware that they suffered an injury to the brain until the damage has progressed. This is why it is important for victims of accidents to seek medical help even if they believe that their injuries are minor or non-existent.

When accident victims turn to their doctors, those doctors are obligated to act upon the circumstances of the accident rather than a patients self-diagnosis (I feel fine). If the patient sustained a blow to the head, the doctor must consider the possibility of a brain injury and conduct the appropriate examinations and tests. The failure to diagnose a brain injury that a competent medical professional could reasonably be expected to diagnose under the same circumstances constitutes negligence. If the patient suffers further damage or dies due to this failure to diagnose, our Brooklyn medical malpractice attorneys can step in to ensure that justice is served.

At the Law Office of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. in Brooklyn, brain injury litigation is among our areas of specialty. To arrange for an evaluation of your potential brain injury medical malpractice claim, please contact our personal injury law firm today. We would be pleased to analyze your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.

 

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