Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney

As you can probably guess by the name, brain injuries are often severe, life-altering, and permanent. If your newborn or young child has suffered a brain injury and you believe it was due to medical malpractice, reach out to Dr. Bruce Fagel today. For a complicated issue like a brain injury, you need a lawyer who is well-versed in the law but also in medicine. Dr. Fagel is a licensed physician in California. For a medical malpractice case, it can’t get much better than hiring a lawyer who is also a doctor. Call (800) 541-9376 for a free consultation with a Los Angeles brain injury attorney from The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates.

Why You Need a Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer

If you believe that a doctor’s professional negligence has caused a brain injury to your newborn or young child, it’s essential to contact an experienced attorney immediately. There are many complexities in brain injury cases, such as filing deadlines, how much you can recover in compensation, and obtaining different medical records and documents. Dr. Bruce Fagel is a Los Angeles doctor and a lawyer, so it will be hard to find someone better to hire for a complex medical case like this.

Two Main Categories of Brain Injuries

When it comes to brain injuries that occur due to medical malpractice, there are two common types of brain injuries in a newborn or young child:

1. Progressive Brain Injury

A progressive brain injury usually occurs as a result of an underlying genetic or developmental problem in the brain. The injury and the symptoms get worse as time progresses.

2. Non-Progressive Brain Injury

A non-progressive brain injury is generally caused by a specific incident, such as hypoxia (lack of oxygen). While a non-progressive brain injury usually occurs at one particular time, the consequences are most often life-long. An example of this type of brain injury is cerebral palsy.

Compensation for a Brain Injury

Although no amount of money can ever make up for a brain injury caused by a doctor’s negligence, it’s important that you get the compensation that you deserve and hold the doctor and/or hospital accountable. In a brain injury medical malpractice case, you may be entitled to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include reimbursement for medical expenses, including expenses for treatment and rehabilitation required to address the injury. There is no cap on economic damages in a brain injury medical malpractice case.

Non-economic damages are usually awarded for pain and suffering, inconvenience, scarring and disfigurement, loss of enjoyment, and loss of the use of a limb or organ. There is a cap of $250,000 for non-economic damages.

Punitive Damages

The court will only award punitive damages in this type of case if your attorney can prove to the court by clear and convincing evidence that the medical professional engaged in fraud, malice, or oppression. In a medical malpractice case that relies on proving negligence, your lawyer will need to show that the defendant’s conduct was despicable, and either done intentionally or with a willful and conscious disregard of the rights and safety of others. In other words, your lawyer will have to provide evidence that the defendant acted recklessly or with gross negligence.

Call a Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer Today

If you’re looking for a medical malpractice attorney who can help you with a traumatic brain injury case, look no further. The Los Angeles brain injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates have the experience and compassion you need. Call 800-541-9376 for a free consultation.