Tuesday, March 20th, was Head Injury Awareness Day. Head injuries can range from a simple bump of the head to a severe brain injury. Since it is almost impossible to tell how serious an injury is without medical treatment, those who have suffered a head injury should seek medical advice as soon as possible. Typically, prompt medical care is critical in recovering from a head injury. In many cases, failure to diagnose a head injury can lead to irreversible damage or even death. Medical malpractice lawyers work to earn victims of missed head/brain injury diagnoses the compensation they need to provide themselves the necessary treatment.
About half of all head injuries each year are caused by motor vehicle, bicycle or vehicle-pedestrian accidents. Other common causes are falls and injuries as a result of violence. An estimated five percent of people each year suffer brain injury after an accident or unknowingly bumping their head.
Head injuries can cause many problems for the affected individual and their families. Some signs of a head injury or brain injury include severe headaches, slurred speech, irritability (especially in children), loss of consciousness, seizures, memory problems, difficulty sleeping, cognitive disabilities, nerve damage, language difficulties, confusion, and nausea or vomiting.
If you or a loved one has recently suffered a head injury and has been experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you should immediately seek medical treatment to avoid further injuries.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases resulting from delayed or failed head or brain injury diagnosis. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice lawyers and medical experts are dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries as a result of a medical error in failing to diagnose or treat a head injury or brain injury or any other type of negligent care received by a medical provider, contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.