The Philadelphia brain damage medical malpractice lawyers at Feldman & Pinto handle catastrophic personal injury cases involving brain injuries or damage caused by medical malpractice.

Brain injuries damage the normal functioning of a person’s brain and can have life-changing (catastrophic) consequences. Brain damage can compromise a person’s:

  • attention span
  • memory
  • coordination and balance
  • learning ability
  • communication skills
  • hearing and vision
  • personality and impulse control

These serious effects often prevent victims from continuing in their former employment and from finding alternative employment. In addition to the loss of wages / salary and reduced earning capacity, a brain injured person may also experience:

  • the need for long-term medical care and hospitalization
  • multiple surgeries
  • occupational and other types of therapy
  • chronic and debilitating pain

(Brain injuries can also result from use of defective drugs and medical devices. For information about brain injuries caused by dangerous drugs and devices, see Philadelphia Brain Injury Drug and Medical Device Lawyers.)

Brain Injury Types

Catastrophic Brain Damage Caused by Medical Malpractice

Our Philadelphia brain damage medical malpractice lawyers offer representation to people who suffer from brain injuries due to preventable medical mistakes or errors. These injuries can occur as a result of negligent:

  • surgery and /or administration of anesthesia
  • prescription and / or administration of medications
  • medical care during childbirth
  • prenatal care

A baby can sustain catastrophic brain injuries due to negligent medical care during childbirth (childbirth malpractice). A child’s brain injuries frequently result from:

  • a doctor’s negligent failure to order a C-section when a fetus is deprived of oxygen
  • health care providers’ negligent failure to appropriately monitor the oxygen supply to both mother and fetus during labor and delivery
  • negligent failure to recognize and handle the fetus’s oxygen deprivation from nuchal cord (wrapping of the umbilical cord around the fetus’s neck)
  • negligent failure to recognize and handle placental abruption

See Philadelphia Childbirth Malpractice Lawyers for more information about childbirth malpractice injuries and lawsuits.

A baby can also sustain catastrophic brain injuries, including cerebral palsy (CP), due to negligent medical care during the mother’s pregnancy (negligent prenatal care). Brain injuries to a fetus can result from the negligent failure to detect and respond to the following complications during pregnancy:

  • nuchal cord
  • mother’s decreased blood pressure
  • mother’s breathing difficulties
  • placental problems

See Philadelphia Prenatal Care Lawyers for more information about negligent prenatal injuries and lawsuits.

Our Philadelphia brain damage medical malpractice lawyers file cases on behalf of clients who sustained catastrophic brain injuries due to negligent surgery. These injuries can occur as a result of negligent:

  • puncture or penetration of brain tissue during surgery
  • puncturing or penetration of heart or lungs, resulting in oxygen deprivation
  • performance of brain surgery
  • performance of heart or lung surgery, resulting in oxygen deprivation

See Philadelphia Surgery Mistake Lawyers for more information about surgical malpractice and surgical injury lawsuits.

Negligent medical care during anesthesia frequently causes catastrophic brain injuries to patients. Anesthesia mistakes / malpractice that can cause patients’ severe brain injuries include negligent:

  • insertion and removal of airway tubes (incubation)
  • provision and control of anesthesia medications
  • failure to recognize and handle patient’s reaction / complications from anesthesia medications
  • failure to provide patient with sufficient oxygen
  • failure to monitor patient’s vital signs

See Philadelphia Anesthesia Error Lawyers for more information about anesthesia malpractice injuries and anesthesia mistake lawsuits.

Errors in prescribing, administering, and monitoring medications can also cause serious brain injuries to patients. These injuries can occur, for example, from errors in:

  • dosage prescription or administration (resulting in overdose to patient)
  • prescription or administration of drugs to which patient is allergic

See Philadelphia Medication Mistake Lawyers for more information about medication error injuries and lawsuits.

Contact our Philadelphia Brain Damage Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia brain damage medical malpractice lawyers fight for justice on behalf of people who suffered brain damage or injury due to medical malpractice. If you or a family member sustained a brain injury in this manner, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.