Manhattan Brain Injury Lawyers

Incapacitating brain injuries can be caused by the negligence of surgeons, anesthesiologists and other medical staff.

In any case where someone else was at fault, you have a legal right to sue for damages. Often, tremendous financial stress makes bringing a lawsuit necessary to be able to afford quality medical care. Our experienced New York City personal injury lawyers at Rich & Rich, P.C. can investigate your injury, gather evidence and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Types of brain injuries where other parties are liable

Serious brain damage can occur from oxygen deprivation, because when cells do not receive enough oxygen, they can die. During surgery, brain injury may be caused by:

  • Surgical mistakes. When a surgeon accidentally severs an artery or vein, causing internal bleeding, the lack of blood flow to the brain creates oxygen deprivation and can lead to brain damage if not handled quickly.
  • Anesthesia errors. Correct application of anesthesia requires careful monitoring of the patient's heart rate. When the heart rate drops too low and blood pressure drops correspondingly, the brain can be deprived of adequate oxygen.

When doctors do not follow acceptable medical standards and cause brain injury during surgery, they are responsible for the damage and subject to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Brain injury symptoms

Brain injury ranges from mild to severe traumatic brain injury, and consequently the symptoms may also be slight or extreme. Common symptoms generally include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive problems
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Coordination loss
  • Headache

Holding responsible parties accountable

The purpose of a medical malpractice lawsuit is to make the person whole again — at least as much as possible — and usually through monetary recovery. Whenever another party causes you injury, it often becomes a legal matter, and you have the right to recover damages when you can prove they were at fault. New York law allows injured parties to bring legal action against other parties who cause them bodily harm. Brain injury can be devastating for injury victims, and lead to a lifetime of assistive care along with enormous financial hardship. By pursuing a case, you can offset high medical expenses and hold the responsible party accountable. In this respect, you can seek justice and also lessen the likelihood of someone else experiencing the same or a similar harm.

Don’t wait. Contact a brain injury lawyer in New York City at Rich & Rich, P.C. today

We are conveniently located in Manhattan at 1430 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY  10018
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