Anyone who has taken a CPR training course in Delaware has likely been taught to remember "ABC". ABC, in this instance, refers to airway, breathing and circulation when checking a person who has stopped breathing or has no pulse. Trainees are taught to access the person's airway first before any other system because the other systems will not work if the airway is blocked. Sadly, one family in another state now knows the unfortunate reality of how essential the airway was for their daughter's quality of life. Their daughter's medical team was not able to provide an airway for their daughter quickly enough, and she suffered disabling brain injuries.
Any Delaware professional is human and can make errors in judgment. Unfortunately, when physicians make mistakes, it can result in harmful consequences to patients. A jury in another state awarded one woman's family $12 million for the error in judgment that her doctor made and likely resulted in her permanent brain injuries.
Armed with two frying pans, a woman recently chased and attacked the man she claimed was her boyfriend. The brain injuries he suffered following the assault resulted in his death less than a month later. Complicating his case was the care and/or lack of care by hospital emergency room staff that may have had the chance to prevent his death. Delaware personal injury attorneys frequently review cases such as this one to assess whether negligent actions may have resulted in a wrongful death.
The term elective surgery may sometimes lead one to assume that it will be a relatively simple procedure performed by an experienced and competent provider. However, any invasive operation that requires sedation can have significant and long-lasting consequences -- including the risk of brain injuries in some circumstances. Sadly, some Delaware families have witnessed loved ones changed forever due to this type of medical mistake.
Unfortunate and tragic accidents occur in Delaware and across the country every day. Accidents often result in life-changing injuries, which are sometimes fatal. Recently, a family in another state was awarded $8.8 million in a wrongful death lawsuit for the brain injuries their loved one suffered at his workplace.
Understandably, Delaware residents may not comprehend the life-change that may result from an unexpected accident until it becomes personal. When brain injuries result from an accident, some symptoms can last a lifetime and impair basic daily functions such as driving and working. In addition to dealing with chronic symptoms, the inability to work and the loss of income may result in financial stress for many victims. Through therapy and persistence, one injured victim has become determined to regain her previous way of life.
Delaware residents may experience traumatic physical injuries as a result of any type of accident, forever changing a person's life. Brain injuries can especially be life-changing, often making it difficult for victims to regain basic life functions. Unfortunately when injuries occur, victims not only struggle to heal, but they may face financial burdens to finance necessary medical treatment.
Some Delaware residents may fear flying in an airplane for many reasons. Being injured by a beverage cart likely is not one of them. Unfortunately for a man in another state, he suffered serious brain injuries after being struck in the head by a runaway beverage cart while the American Airlines plane was ascending into the air. He has filed a lawsuit in civil court requesting $10 million in physical and emotional damages.
Most Delaware parents experience a myriad of emotions as they anticipate the birth of a child. Some of those parents may experience more fear and worry regarding their child's well-being when they are prematurely born. A premature birth can result in multiple health conditions, additional medical treatment and expenses. Any medical mistake on a fragile premature baby could result in unnecessary physical harm, brain injuries or even death. Recently, a family in another state was awarded a $2.3 million settlement for the injury of their baby that they asserted was caused by hospital staff negligence.
Attempting to justify care or therapy for an injury years after healing has occurred may be difficult for some Delaware residents. That difficulty may occur for many young adults who suffered traumatic brain injuries as a child. It has long been believed by medical professionals that once a child's brain injury healed, that children would not likely suffer any long-term effects. A recent study performed in another country has produced data that challenges the current medical thinking.