One of the most important organs in the human body is the brain, and without it, life is literally impossible. Any injury to this crucial organ, no matter how minor, can potentially disable a person for the rest of his or her life. Brain injuries can cause speech problems, affect thinking abilities and impair basic motor skills. Each year, 2.5 million people in Delaware and across the United States suffer traumatic brain injuries. A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit after a surgical procedure allegedly left her with a brain injury.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was undergoing surgery on her wrist. During the procedure, the lawsuit says a nerve block made its way into the woman's bloodstream, causing complications. Allegedly, the woman stopped breathing, had several seizures and went into cardiopulmonary collapse.
The woman suffered permanent injuries and now has trouble speaking, focusing and remembering things, according to claims. She accuses the defendants of negligence and says proper safety precautions were not followed. The plaintiff is seeking $750,000 in total damages.
Any injury to the brain can have significant and permanent impacts. Tragically, negligent medical care is responsible for countless brain injuries every year across the country. Those in Delaware who have suffered brain injuries or other injuries due to the negligence of another party could benefit by seeking the services of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. A successfully litigated claim could result in a substantial monetary award that could provide financial relief to victims and families during this difficult time.