Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often caused by serious accidents, such as collisions, falls, or direct impact to the skull. However, medical malpractice can also lead to traumatic brain injury in children. When a medical professional is responsible for a brain injury, it can be difficult for families to know where to turn. In fact, sometimes, the injury may not be identified for months or years later. If your child has suffered a brain injury due to medical negligence, it’s important to know your rights and pursue compensation to help with treatments and care for your child.
You don’t have to fight alone. The child injury lawyers at The Galione Law Firm, P.A. have years of experience taking on healthcare facilities and medical providers to ensure that they answer for their negligence. Schedule a consultation, and let’s start working together to get justice for your child.
Medical Malpractice & Child Head Injuries
The cause of children’s head injuries may not always be immediately apparent. However, an experienced medical malpractice attorney knows the signs to look for to uncover the cause of your child’s injury. Contributing factors of TBI in children can include:
- Failure to properly or accurately diagnose
- Errors in surgery
- A lack of oxygen
- Birth injury
- Prescribing incorrect doses or types of medications
When you entrust your child to a medical professional, you expect the highest level of care to ensure your child’s safety, and that’s exactly what your family deserves. Medical negligence can have serious and long-lasting ramifications on the quality of life for children and their families. Whether it was a hospital, pediatric clinic, or family practitioner, those responsible need to be held accountable for their actions.
Proving Medical Negligence
Brain damage can result in a lifelong disability with a range of costs and burdens that can negatively affect a child and their family. Common examples include:
- Emotional and cognitive therapy
- Physical therapy
- Medical devices, such as respirators
- Special education
- Long-term care facilities
- In-home care
- Surgery and treatments
Proving that a brain injury was caused by medical malpractice can be a difficult thing, especially if you aren’t familiar with the myriad of medical terms, conditions, and regulations. A qualified malpractice lawyer knows what to look for and has a reliable network of experts who can provide testimony in support of your case.
How A Malpractice Attorney Can Help
Brain damage can result in learning disabilities, delayed development, emotional or mood instability, sensory loss, memory loss, hearing problems, and speech difficulties. Brain injury can also result in conditions such as cerebral palsy, paralysis, and seizures. If your child has experienced one or more of these and you believe it is due to medical malpractice, either at the time of their birth or later in their lives, you may be owed compensation.
The attorneys with The Galione Law Firm, P.A. specialize in cases involving children, making us uniquely qualified for handling instances of traumatic brain injury in children. We will fight for your child’s rights and help you receive the compensation that you deserve. We can also help if you believe the injury was caused by defective children’s products or defective toys.