There is no question that the brain is central to all of life's daily functions. Anyone in Delaware who has cared for a loved one with a brain injury can attest to the intensive medical and therapeutic care that is often needed to assist a loved one with daily activities. Unfortunately, for most families, needed care can be difficult to fund. In cases where the negligence of another may have resulted in brain injuries, families may be able to recoup some financial loss through a lawsuit in civil court. Recently, a family in another state received disturbing news that their son had been injured at the hands of a caretaker, possibly changing his life forever.
Sometimes, there is a negative connotation surrounding personal injury lawsuits. For those in Delaware that suffer unexpected injuries due to the negligence of another, it is not always about seeking financial compensation. Some may view a lawsuit as a way to help prevent future unnecessary accidents and injuries. One family in another state is considering a lawsuit against Amtrak for similar reasons after their son suffered traumatic brain injuries following a train derailment.
Injuries occur across the United States and in Delaware on a regular basis due to unfortunate accidents or poor judgment. When an accident results in traumatic brain injuries, it can completely change the way of life for the victim and his or her family. One family in another state has been helping their son work through the recovery process regarding his own injury that he suffered earlier this year.
The permanent damage that players in the National Football league sometimes suffer has recently become public knowledge. Many former and current football players are suffering serious brain injuries during games and practice. While most people in Delaware will not likely suffer brain injuries from playing football, the knowledge gained from studying football players' brains will likely increase the understanding of how the brain heals following injury.
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.