Suffering from a brain trauma or brain injury due to an accident or neglectful medical care is a complete devastation for those injured and their families. Not only do people have to live with the aftermath of the catastrophe, but they also have to find a way to pay for the misfortune going forward.
Continual medical care, lost wages and loss of employment due to injuries or having to care for a person suffering from a brain injury, can be very expensive, especially over a person’s lifetime.
The personal injury lawyers at Stewart, Murray & Associates represent people and children who have unfortunately been victims of negligent medical care or have suffered a traumatic accident resulting in brain injury or brain trauma.
We are compassionate attorneys who want to help answer your questions and determine the best way of holding those responsible for the brain injury accountable. We are aggressive injury lawyers and will work to find a solution in order for you to collect compensation for the current and future medical costs of the injury and other damages.
We represent people and families who have suffered all types of brain injuries and head trauma, from concussions caused by work injuries and auto accidents to brain trauma stemming from medical malpractice, such as cerebral palsy victims due to improper medical treatment at birth.
All case evaluations are free and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not collect any fees unless we make a recovery for you.
There is no cost to you for talking to our experienced Pittsburgh brain injury attorneys. We are committed to helping victims and their families find answers and cope in their struggles. Contact us today.
Our brain injury attorneys are here to answer your questions and provide advice about which options may be available in order for you to try to make a recovery for your medical bills, pain and suffering or other damages.
If you or your loved one suffered from brain trauma or a head injury, you may be able to seek compensation for the following:
Our brain injury lawyers are available to help answer your questions in all types of accidents resulting in brain injury or brain trauma.
Some types of accidents resulting in brain injury may include:
Brain injuries can include concussions, swelling of the brain, internal bleeding, torn tissues, damage to the brain cells, blood clots, internal bruising and skull fractures.
There are three main causes of brain injuries: traumatic, hypoxic and as the result of a medical condition.
Traumatic head injuries are the result of a physical accident resulting in concussion, skull fracture, contusion or internal bleeding. These can stem from slips and falls, an explosion or blast, workplace accidents, auto accidents, sports injuries, combat injuries, falling equipment or debris, or an object penetrating the head, such as a bullet.
Hypoxic head injuries simply means an insufficient amount of oxygen to the brain, which could be the result of chemical exposure due to defective products, a near drowning, or medical malpractice, for example when anesthesia is improperly administered during surgery.
Brain injuries can be temporary or permanent. Some brain injuries are obvious and can affect a person’s behavior and debilitate them from talking, walking, thinking or speaking.
Some symptoms may not be evident until days or weeks after the initial trauma. If you or your loved one has suffered a head injury, it is important to speak to a doctor and a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Brain injuries can also put a person in a coma or a vegetative state, a minimally conscious state or in “locked-in syndrome” or even cause death. Oftentimes brain injuries require long-term rehabilitation and around-the-clock care from nurses.
In other instances, brain injuries may not be evident or the symptoms may not be immediate, especially with what may have seemed like a “mild” concussion.
Symptoms could include changes in personality and memory loss or other emotional changes. If a medical professional or neurologist overlooks the symptoms, a more serious injury could occur. See a more complete list of traumatic brain injury symptoms and read our page on traumatic brain injuries and concussions.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional (doctor or other medical professional) has been negligent or provided below standard health care or treatment resulting in a worsening condition, injury or death to the patient by either making a medical error or failing to act at all.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury during a medical procedure, surgical procedure or hospital visit or due to a misdiagnosis, our Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys may be able to file a claim against the negligent hospital or medical professionals involved.
However, in Pennsylvania, there is a statute of limitations in medical malpractice claims, which means you have a limited amount of time to file your claim.
Generally, you have two years to file a claim. If the victim is a child, the claim must be filed within two years of the child turning 18. There are certain exceptions to the law, but it is important to speak to a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible about the injury.
Too often people wait too long before taking action and filing a claim against the negligent party. Symptoms may take a while to develop and people may trust what their doctor says about the new unusual symptoms before they start to suspect the injury was caused by medical mistreatment.
Don’t wait to call for a free case evaluation. Our lawyers can meet with you in your home, at the hospital or in our downtown Pittsburgh location.
Whether you or your loved one was injured in an accident or is the victim of medical malpractice, we are here to guide you and your family through a difficult time.
Everyone has unique situations and we take the time to really listen to the details of your case to fully understand the surrounding circumstances.
We will aggressively push the car insurance companies and health insurance companies to get the maximum coverage they owe for your injuries. If applicable, we will take action against any negligent medical care workers.
At SMA Law Group, we will evaluate your claim thoroughly and retain the medical experts needed to evaluate and validate your case. Our job is to thoroughly investigate your case and speak with neurologists, psychologists, doctors and other medical professionals to build a strong and winnable case.
We will meticulously go over your medical records and consult with the medical experts to determine if the brain injury was preventable and whether it derived from a medical mistake or substandard health care.
If you were in an accident, we will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident in order to hold those responsible for your injuries, and their insurance companies, accountable for the money they owe you.
Proving fault of the accident and demonstrating the medical costs for the lifetime of a brain injury patient requires extensive neurological and medical knowledge. You will need a qualified team of experts and lawyers to present a strong case.
Our Pittsburgh Brain Injury Attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay us anything unless we win your case. There is no fee in simply talking to us and letting us hear your story.
We are here to listen and answer your questions.
Our primary goal is to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Brain injuries more than often require long-term care and a lengthy rehabilitation period, making medical care very expensive. When we represent clients with brain injuries we pull together a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers to work for you.
We understand your rights and how to fight for the money you deserve.
Our attorneys are not just here to collect a paycheck – we are here to make a difference. Contact us today.
Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.
SMA Law Group attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.