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Aug 11

Brain Injuries

A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain of a living organism.

There are a number of good resources related to the injury to the brain. Some of them are:

Traumatic brain injury and damages

Traumatic brain injury that occurs when an outside force traumatically injures the brain or damages to the brain that occurs after birth could be a case due to negligence or tort (intentional) acts of someone. In that case, you may claim for damages against the person liable for the negligence or tort.

Link — Related: Encephalomalacia – Definition, Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Some of our big wins for brain injury damages

If you have a brain injury case and looking for a brain injury lawyer, you will find here is brought to you by the Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, P.C. a Personal Injury Law Firm whom you can trust to handle your case with expertise, experience and sensitivity. The competence of our handling with brain injury cases is reflected by the compensations we have got for our client in the past. Some of them are listed below:

  • 47 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving failure to properly resuscitate a child that went into cardiac arrest while in a hospital. The child suffered terrible brain damage.
  • $4 million in a medical malpractice case involving pediatric open-heart surgery where defendant failed to realized the breathing tube was clogged after surgery, and the child went into cardiac arrest and suffered brain damage
  • 4 million dollars in a case involving claims that the State of New York failed to make a roadway safe for a bike-a-thon.
  • 2.9 million in a case involving claims that a Caesarian section was delayed for 2 hours after the baby was in fetal distress. The baby suffered brain damage.
  • $2.75 million in a medical malpractice case involving failure to properly manage labor resulting in brain damage. The mother came into the hospital in labor in the early morning hours, and despite clear indications that the baby was not getting enough oxygen, no one paid any attention until 5 hours later when the new shift came on. Despite an emergency caesarian section at that time, the child was brain damaged from lack of oxygen.
  • $1.8 million in a case alleging post-mature delivery of an infant resulting in brain damage. This case was handed to us after 18 years of lawyers rejecting it as too difficult to prove. We had to show that the child’s condition and appearance at birth was consistent with “post-mature syndrome,” which was in no way documented in the hospital records. After a pain staking search, we located the women who shared a room with our client at the hospital 18 years earlier, who actually remembered the unusual appearance of the child following the birth.