Brain Injuries

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Pittsburgh Brain Injury Attorneys

When there has been a serious brain injury caused by medical malpractice or negligence, the effect on the patient and their family is devastating. The Pittsburgh brain injury attorneys of Lupetin & Unatin are dedicated to helping people whose lives have been irrevocably altered by negligence resulting in traumatic brain injuries.

Brain Injury FAQ

Common Circumstances That Result In Brain Injuries

In medical malpractice cases, permanent injury to the brain and spinal cord are often traced to one or a combination of three causes:

Changes in pressure within the brain can cause delicate structures of the brain to shift within the skull.  Increased pressure can cause brain structures within the skull to shift out of place.  This can lead to compression or damage to blood vessels or other portions of the brain such as the cerebrum, ventricles, the cerebellum, or brain stem.

Lack of blood flow to the brain or spinal cord (anoxia)

Brain injuries caused by the lack of oxygen rich blood are known as anoxic brain injury. Anoxic brain injuries are often the result of unexpected yet common medical emergencies such as cardiopulmonary arrest and stroke. Doctors and hospitals may be held liable for medical malpractice causing anoxic brain injury in the following circumstances.

Bleeding and hematomas

Permanent brain injury often arises due to medical errors in diagnosis or treatment of bleeding and hematomas.  Medical malpractice in the context of brain bleeds or hematomas might arise in the following situations

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