Our brains need oxygen to function properly. If at any time, the brain is deprived of oxygen for a significant amount of time, it could cause an irreversible brain injury. Such an injury could have numerous effects that can alter an Illinois resident's life.
The human brain is still somewhat of a mystery to the medical community. There is no real way to predict what parts of the brain will be affected by a lack of oxygen. People have lost the ability to speak, process information or even perform ordinary tasks such as eating or drinking.
Some even lose the ability to retain information for any length of time. A person's personality can even be altered by a brain injury. Other organs in the body can also be affected.
Oxygen deprivation can occur under many circumstances, including while under a doctor's care. Some of the most common medical errors occur during child birth, while a patient is under anesthesia or if a doctor fails to correctly diagnose a medical condition. If this has happened to you or a family member, you may be able to file a medical malpractice case seeking damages that could help pay for current or future medical costs, along with other financial needs.
The effects of a brain injury on your life and the lives of your family members can be devastating. You deserved better care from the medical professionals whose care you were in when the damage occurred. By seeking restitution in an Illinois court, you are not only fighting for your rights, but also advocating for the next patient, who could suffer similar consequences due to a doctor's negligence.