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What signs should I be looking out for regarding brain injury?

Like many injuries, a brain injury should be investigated and treated as soon as possible in order to prevent conditions from worsening or further health complications. But unlike most other injuries, brain injuries can be difficult to detect, and the effects that they can cause even if they are treated immediately can alter the entire course of your life.

Wrongful death suits filed in Pennsylvania against the NFL

It's been more than a year since we first mentioned about cases being brought against the NFL regarding concussions.  Football players had suffered these concussions as a result of their playing career. Two wrongful death lawsuits that have been brought in Pennsylvania concerning former player Junior Seau have now been consolidated with these concussion litigation matters brought against the NFL.

Surgeon operates on wrong side of skull

A 67-year old woman suffering from a brain malady called trigeminal neuralgia went under surgery twice for this same syndrome. The reason why she had to undergo the procedure twice is because the first time the surgery was performed the surgeon reportedly performed it on the wrong size of the woman's skull.

Failure to respond left patient brain damaged

A patient remained untreated for nine minutes after going into cardiac arrest at a medical center. Though the patient was revived, he suffered severe brain injury and his family later decided to remove him from life support.

Boy suffers brain damage during outpatient surgery

One particular county has decided to settle out a medical malpractice lawsuit for $20 million. The patient was a 3-year old boy that underwent outpatient surgery at one of the county's hospitals. However, because the boy was reportedly deprived of oxygen for between 5 to 7 minutes, the child is now described as "profoundly" brain damaged.

Anesthesia errors and brain injuries

A study of 9,500 complaints filed against anesthesiologists found that most injuries experienced by patients were preventable. Though no fault was found on the part of the anesthesiologist in close to half of the claims, many of the injuries were blamed upon the specialist as "not following directions or not being vigilant."

Young mother suffers brain injury during child delivery

A mother of a newborn child may have received too much anesthesia while undergoing a Cesarean section. It has been reported that after two hours of labor without any progression, the woman was then administered an epidural to provide local anesthesia. However, because the epidural apparently became dislodged, the woman was then additionally given a spinal anesthesia.

Failure to insert tube results in fatal brain injury

A jury recently returned a $1.9 million verdict to the family of a deceased man that died three days after surgery. The patient had undergone an endoscopy procedure to repair a tear to the stomach, but he subsequently died of brain injuries.

Pennsylvania man dies after administered anesthesia

A Pennsylvania man died after undergoing cataract surgery. The patient, who had a history of heart disease, suffered a loss of blood pressure shortly after the surgery began. It is now claimed that the general anesthesia brought on cardiac arrest and caused the patient to suffer brain damage.

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