Medical Malpractice > Stroke and Brain Injury


Brain injuries are more common than you might think. They range from mild concussions to stroke to coma and/or death. The latest data from the Center for Disease Control reported that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the US requiring hospitalization numbered more than 200,000 cases. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury and think you might be entitled to compensation due to medical malpractice of another, you need an Indiana brain injury lawyer with deep knowledge and experience to represent you and seek the full and fair compensation you deserve.  

A brain injury is different from a congenital brain defect, a defect brought on by age, or other inherent factors. It is most often the result of trauma brought on by intentional harm or negligence.

What are the 4 types of traumatic brain injuries?

  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Penetrating injury
  • Anoxic brain injury (the absence of oxygen)

Traumatic brain injury can manifest immediately or over time. Symptoms often include blurred vision, headaches, vomiting, light or noise sensitivity, difficulty sleeping and more. A stroke, one of the most common of brain injuries, is due to rapid onset of loss of brain function due to the interruption of blood supply to the brain. In the US, stroke is the third most common cause of death.

Some common causes of brain injuries: 

  • Vehicle collisions
  • Firearm injuries
  • Slip and fall
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Stroke

What to do if you have suffered a brain injury

Traumatic brain injury treatment is extremely time sensitive. The first few hours are critical. Without quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment, the chances of a positive outcome diminish. In those cases where it appears there has been medical negligence or malpractice, we consult with neurologists and carefully review patient records to determine all the facts of the case including diagnosis, timing and administration of medication.

Types of traumatic brain injury settlements 

Because there are many types and levels of brain injuries, there are also many types of brain injury settlements. Therefore, it is hard to estimate the answer to “What is the average settlement for a traumatic brain injury?” Many factors go into settlement amounts, and compensation for a brain injury can include, but is not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Lost wages

The settlements and traumatic brain injury compensation figures will vary, but can be illustrated through historical precedent and case examples

Court cases involving traumatic brain injury are not only emotionally difficult for the victim, they can be highly complex and technical. Brain injury is life-altering. Having compassionate counselors with broad medical malpractice and personal injury experience on your side can help you begin to find a way forward.





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