Don’t let the name fool you; a non-traumatic brain injury can be just as damaging as a traumatic brain injury. The only difference between the two brain injuries is how they occur. While a traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or injury sustained to the head, a non-traumatic injury occurs as the result of an internal problem, which are usually linked to medical malpractice. Regardless of how a brain injury occurs, it can be extremely serious and damaging. As a result, a non-traumatic brain injury can result in expensive medical bills, extensive time off work, and heavy pain and suffering. For this reason, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries
A non-traumatic brain injury can be the result of cerebral hypoxia after cardiac or respiratory arrest, metabolic disorders, subarachnoid hemorrhages, ischemia, epidural hematomas, encephalitis, hydrocephalus, and meningitis. One major difference between non-traumatic brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries is that the effects of a non-traumatic injury have the ability to spread to all areas of the brain.
Medical Errors That Result in Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries
While non-traumatic brain injuries can occur naturally, such as from drowning or poor health, medical negligence unfortunately results in a number of preventable brain injuries. Below are a few examples of how a doctor can to meet the standard of care and cause a non-traumatic brain injury:
- Medication errors
- Lack of monitoring oxygen levels
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to prevent an infection
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
If you have suffered a non-traumatic brain injury as the result of a heath care provider’s negligence, contact our Austin non-traumatic brain injury lawyer at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC. We can help you get the compensation you deserve and best of all, you won’t owe us a dome unless we win your case.
Call (512) 271-5112 or contact us online today.