According to the Madison County Record, a brain injury lawyer has filed a complaint on behalf of an Illinois woman who suffered serious brain and brain stem injuries as a result of medical malpractice by a Belleville neurologist.
The medical malpractice lawsuit report explains that the woman was seriously injured after her neurologist failed to refer her to another doctor, a neurosurgeon, for consultation after he discovered a lesion in her carotid artery. The carotid arteries supply blood to a person’s brain. The Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit further alleges that due to this failure, her lesion doubled in size and this growth caused her to suffer severe brain and brain stem injuries.
Brain injuries can manifest in many different ways and have varying affects on the victims. Brain injuries can be caused by medical malpractice, such as this case, but also in car and truck accidents, in sports related accidents, or events such as a fall. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, over 795,000 people suffer non-traumatic brain injuries every year. Every injury is different and can cause different symptoms. In this woman’s case, she suffered from headaches, memory loss, and vision impairments. The lawsuit also claims that she suffered permanent disability pain.
When someone suffers a brain injury due to another’s person’s negligence, the victim may be able to seek compensation for their injuries. Victims have a right to recover economic and non-economic damages. Our Chicago brain injury attorneys have helped brain-injured victims across the state seek compensation by holding wrongdoers accountable for their mistakes.