Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyer

Louis Jay Arnold’s Philadelphia brain injury lawyer represents people who have suffered brain injuries due to:

Brain injuries can fall into one of two main categories: traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries. Serious, or catastrophic, brain injuries can lead to long-term dysfunction, permanent disability, or even death. In addition to other life-changing effects, learning ability and communication skills may be compromised, leaving victims with:

  • chronic pain
  • the need for repeated surgeries
  • reliance on extended therapy, medical care, and hospitalization
  • inability to maintain previous lifestyle and occupation

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawsuits

Our Philadelphia brain injury lawyer handles cases involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by some form of negligent conduct. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) generally result from:

  • blows to the head
  • violent jolting of the brain inside the skull
  • penetration of the brain

Negligence that leads to a TBI can include carelessly caused accidents and several forms of medical malpractice. Certain types of defective products can also cause a TBI.

Acquired Brain Injury Lawsuits

Our Philadelphia brain injury lawyer also represents clients who have suffered “acquired” brain injuries. Acquired brain injuries are caused, not by blows or penetration, but by a deprivation of oxygen to the brain. Acquired brain injuries may be caused by:

  • total oxygen deprivation (anoxic injuries), or
  • partial deprivation (hypoxic injuries)

Both forms of acquired brain injury can result in serious disability or death. Acquired brain injuries can occur as a result of negligence related to childbirth, other forms of medical malpractice, and drugs and other defective products.

Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

Brain injuries may result from several forms of medical malpractice. Common causes of actionable brain injuries include:

  • negligence during anesthesia, resulting in oxygen deprivation and acquired brain injury
  • negligence during surgery, resulting in oxygen deprivation or penetration injury (TBI)
  • negligent prescription or administration of medications

Children can also sustain serious brain injuries due to negligence during prenatal care, labor, and / or delivery. Childbirth related brain injuries are often “acquired” brain injuries caused by a lack of oxygen during pregnancy or childbirth, or by medical malpractice following childbirth.

For additional information about childbirth and prenatal injuries, see Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyers.

Brain Injuries Caused by Drugs and Other Defective Products

Defective products, including dangerous pharmaceuticals, can cause TBIs or acquired brain injuries. Defective products that may lead to consumers’ brain injuries include:

Dangerous drugs can also lead to brain damage in users. Drugs that have been associated with brain injury / damage include:

  • Xarelto
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (such as Prilosec or Nexium)
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Contact a Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has sustained any type of brain injury due to negligence or a defective product, our Philadelphia brain injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a cost-free evaluation of your case.

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