Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers frequently represent children who suffer brain injuries due to trauma from medical errors. These errors can consist of failure to diagnose a head injury sustained after a fall or car accident, or they can consist of failure to treat a properly diagnosed head injury. In other cases, the error can consist of failing to refer the child to see a brain injury specialist, who may have specialized knowledge necessary to prevent further injury to the child.
Children often have the same traumatic brain injury symptoms as adults, but it can be more difficult to determine how a child is suffering. The child may have greater difficulty in communicating the symptoms of the brain injury to an adult. Watch for any of the following symptoms for childhood bran injury:
Tiredness or listlessness
Irritability or crankiness
Changes in eating habits
Changes in sleep patterns
Changes in the way the child plays
Changes in performance at school
Lack of interest in favorite toys or activities
Loss of new skills, such as toilet training
Loss of balance and unsteady walking
The injuries resulting from traumatic brain injuries are often permanent, and result in a variety of traumatic brain injury damages. Cases involving brain injuries have substantial value for both jury verdicts and settlements. This is because of the tremendous costs and expenses related to caring for a brain injured child and the loss of a child's earnings over his or her lifetime.
There are many excellent support groups for brain injury patients in their families throughout the United States that promote treatment, prevention, and education. Most states have strong local chapters of the national associations, including a Michigan chapter.
Parents of children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury should contact Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately to determine their legal rights. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the evidence to prove and win your case.
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