The brain is one of the most sensitive and delicate organs in the human body. Our society's recognition of the seriousness of brain injures is reflected in efforts to avoid them, such as the mandatory use of helmets in certain sports like baseball and as well as the law in Louisiana making it compulsory for motorcyclists to wear a helmet. Still, despite the precautions, brain injuries remain something that claim many accident victims every year.
When a medical patient shows signs of a possible brain injury the number of medical personnel who become involved in his or her care can grow rapidly. Generally the patient’s family doctor will recommend a specialist, and that specialist will likely have a nurse who participates in examining the patient.
Based on the diagnosis of any extant brain injury, if surgery is required an anesthesiologist will be present and it is also possible that a pharmacist will deliver post-surgery or treatment related medications.
Because so many people may be involved in the care of a patient suffering from a head or brain injury the possibility of miscommunication concerning the patient's file is not uncommon, and that can lead to instances of medical malpractice or hospital negligence.
Tracking down where a misdiagnosis or negligent behavior occurred and how it may have worsened a patient’s brain injury can be a difficult task. Our law firm has the experience and means to investigate incidents of possible medical malpractice, particularly with regard to brain injuries. Please visit our webpage to learn more how our firm can assist you in a possible medical malpractice claim.