Patients in North Carolina may wonder what happens when their physician fails to diagnose their symptoms properly. This may have considerable impact on their ability to recover and cost them time away from work and increased medical expenses. It may also lead to irreparable harm.
In the United States alone, one person suffers a brain injury every few seconds. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, around 1.4 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually nationwide. Many people are under the false impression that unless someone loses consciousness, he or she could not have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Medical professionals could fail to diagnose a TBI or fail to provide proper care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service has given the North Carolina TBI Program a four-year grant to be used on integrated care.
When a newborn is injured during his or her birth, determining who is at fault for the injury is an essential part of a medical malpractice case. There are several professionals who could be held liable individually, including doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists in addition to the facility where the act of negligence took place.
Birth injuries can occur when medical professionals fail to recognize babies' needs or identify potential risks to a baby before, during or after birth. Two birth injuries that could be caused by physicians' mistakes include cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy. Although they sound similar, these conditions are very different, but the common denominator in both might be a medical error.