Brain injuries that cause significant damage and significant disability or even death can be caused by medical mistakes including failure to monitor patients, hospital pharmacy drug mistakes, traumatic head or brain injuries, smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, or other instances where the brain does not get enough oxygen or is subjected to blunt force trauma. As a Hypoxia and Traumatic Brain Injury lawyer, Jason Coomer helps families seek compensation for negligence that results in traumatic brain injuries and hypoxia causing serious brain damage to infants, children, or adults.
If you have lost a loved one through a traumatic brain injury and have a question about a traumatic brain injury lawsuit or hypoxia lack of oxygen lawsuit, feel free to use our contact form or send an e-mail message to Texas Head Injury and Lack of Oxygen Brain Injury lawyer, Jason S. Coomer to send your question.
Brain death occurs when the brain stops functioning altogether. A brain injury is suffered by someone in America every 15 seconds. Each year, approximately 100,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries and about a half of million more people suffer are permanent impairment. It is estimated that approximately 5.5 million Americans are living with a disability from a traumatic brain injury.
Brain injury lawsuits, brain death lawsuits, hypoxia lawsuits, and other brain damage lawsuits can be caused by several reasons. For more information on a specific type of brain injury lawsuit feel free to go to the following pages: smoke inhalation lawsuits, vehicle accident lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits, drug interaction lawsuits, construction accident lawsuits, serious fall lawsuits, or carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits.
Hypoxia, lack of oxygen, and traumatic head injuries can cause death, comas, paralysis, limited capacity, brain swelling, extreme pain, numbness, loss of control of bodily functions, and loss of identity. In handling brain death lawsuits and brain injury lawsuit there are typically guardianship, conservatorship, and estate matters that need to be handled in order to proceed with the lawsuit. For more information on guardianship and conservatorship matters, please go to the following web page, Guardianship Applications and Guardianship Contests.
The catastrophic injuries and damages that a brain injury or brain death can cause to a person and their loved one can cause significant damages including loss of a loved ones ability to interact with loved ones, loss of income, large medical expenses and the need to have significant home or other nursing care. In addition to dealing with the grief of losing a loved one, there are often guardianship issues, living will, or estate issues that have to be handled as well as being aware of insurance adjusters and risk managers that may attempt to take advantage of grieving family members to limit the guilty defendant's liability.
It is estimated that approximately 1.4 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury each year in the United States. Of these traumatic brain injuries, 50,000 people die; 235,000 people are hospitalized; and 1.1 million people are treated and released from an emergency department. The number of people with Traumatic Brain Injury who are not seen in an emergency department or who receive no care is unknown.
For people that have suffered traumatic brain injuries, the last thing that they or their families need while seeking medical treatment for the injured person is to deal with insurance adjusters or risk managers making unexpected telephone calls or visits to ask questions and take recorded statements. For these families, having an experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer or a Hypoxia Lawyer protecting them and guiding them through a lawsuit or insurance claim, can make a huge difference.
Several reasons can cause an unborn child to suffer hypoxia resulting in a brain injury during the birthing process including a difficult labor, unreasonable delay in performing a C-section, delay in delivering an extremely large baby, gestational diabetes in the mother, failure to properly and timely resuscitate the baby, maternal or fetal bleeding complications, excessive administration of Pitocin, and placenta previa. It is important during any birth to have medical professionals that are able to protect the safety of the mother and child by not allowing any of these factors to become a problem. If problems arise and these difficulties occur during the birth of your child and the child sustains a brain injury, you may want to explore an Infant Birth Injury Lawsuit or Infant Death Lawsuit.
Serious brain injuries can occur through traumatic impact to the head caused by an automobile accident, serious fall, falling object, construction accident, accidental gun shot, boating accident, or a vicious attack. Severe trauma to the head can cause the brain to move inside the skull and injure the brain. The skull typically protects the brain from injury, but because the inside of the skull is rough a traumatic event that causes the brain to move or to swell inside the skull can cause the brain to press up against the skull and cause serious brain damage.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage can be caused by trauma and is often described as the worst headache you can have. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding between the middle membrane covering of the brain and the brain itself. Specifically it occurs within the cerebrospinal fluid-filled spaces surrounding the brain (also known as the subarachnoid space).
Subdural hematomas are usually the result of a serious head injury. When they occur from head trauma, it is called an "acute" subdural hematoma. Acute subdural hematomas are among the deadliest of all head injuries. The bleeding fills the skull area very rapidly, leaving little room for the brain, and are associated with brain injuries.
Subdural hematomas can occur after a very minor head injury, especially in the elderly. The subdural hematomas go unnoticed for many days or many weeks, and are called "chronic" subdural hematomas. During a subdural hematoma, tiny veins between the surface of the brain and its outer covering (the dura) stretch and tear, allowing blood to collect. In the elderly, the veins are often already stretched because of brain atrophy (shrinkage).
There are several types of brain injuries. Two common types of head injuries are Concussion, the most common type of traumatic brain injury and a Contusion, which is a bruise on the brain. Concussions are fairly common and can occur with any blow to the head, whether or not unconsciousness occurs. If someone has received a blow to the head, they should be watched closely for signs of possible brain damage. Things to watch for include repeated vomiting, unequal pupils, confused mental state or varying levels of consciousness, seizure-like activity, weakness on one side of the body or the inability to wake up (coma). If any of these signs are present, immediately call your health care provider.
More severe brain injuries can result in unconsciousness, vegetative states, limited capacity, or a coma that can last for days, weeks, months, years, or are permanent. More severe brain injuries can result in brain death and death.
A coma is a state in which the person seems to be asleep but cannot be woken up and does not respond to stimuli or offer any reaction. A person can remain in a coma for days, weeks, months, even years, and in some cases never come out of the coma.
A Vegetative state is where the person is unable to react with the environment although he or she can still feel and recognize stimuli. The body of someone in this state will still react to sensations by way of perspiration, heart rate, etc. but the patient my not react outwardly. If this condition lasts for more than one month, it is known as a persistent vegetative state.
A limited capacity state is where a person that has suffered a traumatic brain injury is no longer in a vegetative state or coma. However, as the name suggests, responses from the person does not have the brain or neurological capacity that they had prior to the brain injury. Reasoning, movement, and other basic functions or emotions are no longer available. It can take years of therapy and medical treatment to recover all or part of the person's abilities.
Locked in syndrome is a condition where the person is unable to move any part of their body except for the eyes. The person’s consciousness and emotions remain intact but the person is unable to make any physical movement other than eye movements and blinking. This is a rare neurological condition.
Severe brain damage can be caused by a lack of oxygen getting to the brain, a hemorrhage inside the brain, or damage to the skull. These serious brain injury claims can occur because of medical negligence when careless health care providers do not provide proper monitoring of patients, prescribe incorrect drug combinations, do not recognize fetal distress, or fail to recognize a patient has stopped breathing. Through drug interactions or respiratory failure, lack of oxygen to the brain can cause severe and permanent brain injuries.
Lack of Oxygen Brain Injury Lawsuits, Failure to Monitor Hypoxia Lawsuits, and Infant Death Brain Death Lawsuits can come under Federal Tort Claims Act and be Medical Malpractice Malpractice Lawsuits. As a Federal Torts Claims Act medical malpractice birth injury lawyer that has handled medical malpractice claims, I have worked with other Federal Medical Malpractice Failure to Monitor Brain Injury Lawyers and Federal Tort Claims Act Medical Mistake Lack of Oxygen Lawyers. I also commonly work with Traumatic Brain Injury, Infant Death, and Birth Injury lawyers from other parts of the United States including Illinois Medical Mistake Brain Injury Lawyers, Chicago Failure to Monitor Medical Mistake Lawyers, Illinois Infant Death Lawyers, California Hospital Mistake Death Lawyers, New York Brain Injury Lawyers, Nevada Medical Negligence Brain Injury Lawyers, Georgia Medical Mistake Birth Injury Lawyers, and other lawyers throughout the United States to seek compensation from negligent doctors, negligent health care providers, and other negligent or careless parties that have severely injured or killed infants, children, or adults through medical mistakes and medical carelessness during prenatal care, the birthing process, surgeries, or other medical procedures.
Traumatic brain injury
lawyer, Jason Coomer handles a variety of Texas brain
injuries cases and works with other attorneys throughout the
United States including Illinois Brain Injury Lawyers,
Chicago Brain Death Lawyers, Illinois Infant Death Lawyers,
California Brain Damage Lawyers, New York Brain Injury
Lawyers, Nevada Brain Damage and Disability Lawyers, Georgia
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers on catastrophic brain injury
and fatal brain damage lawsuits including automobile
accident claims (car wrecks, truck collisions, bus
collisions, run over bicyclists, and motorcycle accidents);
serious falls; falling objects, electrocutions; fires; smoke
inhalation; toxic exposure; industrial accidents; misuse of
equipment; falling objects; explosions; and shattered
glass. If you have a question
about a Traumatic Head Injury Lawsuit or Hypoxia Lack of
Oxygen Lawsuit, feel free to contact
Texas Brain Injury Lawyer and Texas Hypoxia Lawyer Jason
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the accident, location of accident, the type of injuries
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