A brain injury can be life-altering and can have a significant impact on the victim and their family. In many cases, a timely and accurate diagnosis of a brain injury can be critical to ensuring that the victim receives appropriate medical treatment and care. Unfortunately, a medical professional may fail to diagnose a brain injury, leading to devastating consequences for the victim.
Why Choose Our Brain Injury Misdiagnosis Lawyers in Atlanta?
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury and you believe that medical negligence may have played a role, it is important to speak with an experienced Georgia medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, P.C., we have extensive experience representing victims of medical malpractice, including cases involving a failure to diagnose a brain injury.
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Types of Brain Injuries
A brain injury can result from a variety of incidents, including car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and medical errors. Some of the most common types of brain injuries that may be subject to a medical malpractice claim include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): These are caused by a blow or jolt to the head and can result in long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments
- Anoxic brain injuries: These occur when the brain is deprived of oxygen and can be caused by medical errors, such as anesthesia errors or birth injuries
- Infections: Serious infections, such as meningitis or encephalitis, can cause brain damage if not diagnosed and treated promptly
- Tumors: If a brain tumor is not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, it can lead to serious brain damage and even death
Common Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries
The signs and symptoms of a brain injury may vary depending on the type and severity of the injury. However, some of the most common signs and symptoms of brain injuries include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Confusion or disorientation
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating or speaking
- Sensory disturbances (e.g., numbness or tingling in the limbs)
- Changes in mood or behavior
When a medical professional fails to diagnose a brain injury promptly, it can lead to delayed treatment and permanent damage. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above after a possible brain injury, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately.
Compensation for Brain Injury Victims
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to a healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including:
- Medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctor’s visits, and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, including physical and emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
An Atlanta brain injury misdiagnosis attorney from our law firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We understand how overwhelming and stressful it can be to deal with a brain injury. We will handle your medical malpractice claim, so you can focus on your recovery.
Proving Failure to Diagnose a Brain Injury in Atlanta
To prove medical malpractice due to a failure to diagnose a brain injury in Georgia, we must establish that:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship
- The doctor failed to meet the standard of care by failing to diagnose your brain injury
- You suffered harm (physically or financially) as a direct result of the doctor’s negligence
Our attorneys will work closely with medical experts to analyze your medical records and determine the appropriate standard of care. We will also conduct a thorough investigation and consult with other specialists to build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to a healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose, it is important to act quickly. In Georgia, there is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims, which means you have limited time to file a lawsuit.
Contact Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, P.C. at (770) 865-8654 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Atlanta. We will review your case, answer your questions, and help you understand your legal options.