Other than car accidents and “slip and fall” accidents, medical malpractice is perhaps the most common situation where a brain injury results in a civil lawsuit. The Chicago brain injury attorneys at our firm work with many residents who have themselves suffered one of these injuries because of medical negligence or have a family members who fell victim. Each case is tragic, and they are all reminders of the importance of improving patient safety efforts.
End of Brain Injury Lawsuit
For example, Penn Live reported this week on the end of a medical malpractice trial involving a young child who suffered a brain injury following surgery. The plaintiff in the case was only eleven months old when he was tested for a sleep condition known as sleep apnea The condition is somewhat common, affecting individuals of all ages. Sleep apnea essentially involves stoppages in breathing while one is asleep. The boy in this case, for example, was tested and apparently had 50 “episodes” in a single night where his blood oxygen level dropped.