A brain injury is one of the most serious types of injuries that an accident victim can suffer from. These devastating injuries often have long-term or permanent effects on the injured as well as the victim’s family. If you believe a surgical error or medical mistake caused your brain injury or your loved one’s death, it is important for you to explore your options with a catastrophic injury attorney. At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore brain injury lawyers understand the specific challenges that you may face when making a medical malpractice claim. We can advise you on your full range of legal options and fight for your rights with the tenacity that you deserve.Pursuing Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries may result from a variety of different types of accidents, including car crashes, slip and falls, and medical malpractice. Traumatic brain injury (also known as TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function caused by an external force. A TBI is caused by an external bump, violent blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. In addition to being caused by an external force, a brain injury may also be due to a lack of oxygen. A brain injury that results from a lack of oxygen is known as hypoxic or anoxic brain injury. Anoxic brain injury occurs when there is a total lack of oxygen to the brain while hypoxic brain injury is a partial lack of oxygen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI contributes to more than 50,000 death each year and is a diagnosis in more than 280,000 hospitalizations and 2.2 million emergency department visits.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be able to bring a negligence claim against the at-fault party. To establish negligence in Maryland, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, the defendant breached the duty owed, and as a direct result of the defendant’s negligence the plaintiff suffered actual damages.
Under Maryland law, a victim of a brain injury may be able to seek compensation for his or her harm. Typically, a victim will be able to obtain reimbursement for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, speech and occupational therapy, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, disability, and more. It is important to note that the statute of limitations in Maryland is three years from the date of the accident, so it is important to act quickly in bringing a claim. Failing to file within the appropriate time frame could mean losing your legal right to pursue compensation.Consult a Brain Injury Lawyer in the Baltimore Area
At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore brain injury attorneys thoroughly understand the laws that affect your right to compensation and can put our knowledge to use in your case. Over the years, we have helped many accident victims bring negligence claims to favorable conclusions in a wide range of situations. We will make every effort to pursue the maximum amount of compensation available under the law. Arfaa Law Group represents the victims of medical malpractice throughout the State. Call 410-889-1850 or contact us online to discuss your case in more detail with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.