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Cerebral Anoxia and How to Implement a Malpractice Lawsuit
If you haven't heard of cerebral anoxia, it's no surprise. While not widely known, the effects of this type of brain injury are devastating to the sufferer and those who love them.
Simply put, this condition is what happens to the brain when it is starved of oxygen for a period of time. With symptoms ranging from mild to severe, the results are almost always life changing. On the milder end of the spectrum, victims complain of dizziness and problems with short-term memory. They may find it hard to concentrate and suffer from poor co-ordination. As symptoms get more severe, they may experience seizures and confusion. In the very worst cases anoxia can lead to a coma and even death.
However severe the effects of cerebral anoxia, sufferers will likely need lifelong support through medical rehabilitation and from loved ones. This can prove a massive toll on the health, life and finances of all around them.
How Does Cerebral Anoxia Occur?
In most cases this kind of brain injury stems from an accident or from a serious medical condition such as a heart attack or stroke. But in some cases this type of injury comes as a result of medical malpractice.
Surgeons and doctors are only human and mistakes do happen. Unfortunately, when they do the effects can be devastating and sometimes even deadly.
Why You Should Claim
Suing for malpractice isn’t greedy. Neither is it a way of punishing those involved. You are securing a safer, better future for your loved one. Alone you stand little chance of being able to afford the round-the-clock care they need. They won’t get access to the rehabilitation programs that could improve their condition and you may have to choose to give up work. It’s not realistic and it’s not fair.
Instead with some financial compensation and the cost of ongoing care covered, you can sleep easier knowing they are receiving the best support and care. With Baltimore Maryland medical malpractice lawyers, you’ll get a dedicated service and a team who understands the trauma that anoxia causes, not just for the victims but also those supporting them.
What is the Process?
In general, you need to be able to prove three elements to successfully sue for medical malpractice. First of all you need to show that the medical professional’s actions were outside the standards of care set out in law and in the hospital or clinic they were treated in.
Secondly, you need to show that this lack of care or negligence was the direct cause of the patient’s injury. Lastly, you need to show that this injury was significant. This final element means you need to show that the injury has caused you or your loved one severe emotional, financial or physical damage.
When you sue for medical malpractice you’re starting a process that can take some time to complete. There will be a lot of paperwork and testimony on all sides and the whole thing can take its toll. Having the right lawyer to walk you through the process is crucial.
You’ll find that the vast majority of cases are settled out of court. You might be offered a sum to walk away from taking legal proceedings any further.
Having a loved one cope with the consequences of cerebral anoxia or losing them to this brain injury is a traumatic time. There are questions that you need answering. Finding a lawyer to help you get those answers and the financial compensation they deserve is why you should contact WM&W for a free consultation. Call 410-941-3504 or visit: www.wmwlawfirm.com
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