Acquired Brain Injuries

Source: The Verdict – Issue 174 / Fall 2022
Author: Lindsay McGivern
Verdict issue 174

This is the third article in our series examining the challenges and pitfalls in different types of medical negligence lawsuits and approaches to overcoming them. Lindsay McGivern focuses on cases of acquired brain injury in adults caused by medical negligence. A common feature of these cases is that often the injury is the result of a missed diagnosis. The medical team had an opportunity to intervene and prevent the progression of the medical problem prior to the onset of permanent brain injury. Missed diagnoses are easy to see in retrospect. Succeeding in a medical malpractice claim for missed diagnosis, however, requires overcoming a series of obstacles.

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