Brain Bleed Injuries

Brain bleed injuries can be the result of medical malpractice.

An injury that causes bleeding in the brain is a critical, time-sensitive medical crisis. When doctors treat patients who are prone to brain bleed injuries, they must exercise the utmost caution and professional care. When they fail to do so, the patients can suffer severe and catastrophic injuries, and in many cases, wrongful death.

At CHH Law, we help people who have suffered brain injuries as a result of medical malpractice. Our firm is focused exclusively on medical malpractice law, and dedicated to helping our clients obtain monetary compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Brain Bleed Injuries and Medical Malpractice

In general, there are three types of people who are at risk for brain bleed injuries:

  1. Those with local bulges in the blood vessels in the brain (aneurysms).
  2. Those with high blood pressure who have sustained damage to the blood vessels over time.
  3. Those who are on anticoagulants because they are at risk for blood clots.

Everyone in these groups face the risk of a hemorrhagic stroke in which blood vessels burst and bleed into the brain and surrounding areas or outside the brain but within the skull. Bleeding between the skull and the outer layer surrounding the brain (the Dura) is called an epidural bleed. This is almost always due to trauma.  Bleeding under the dura but on the outside of the inner layer is called a sub-dural bleed. This can be due to trauma or can occur spontaneously.  Bleeding under the inner layer is called a sub-arachnoid bleed.  This is often due to a leaky or ruptured aneurysm. It is important for doctors to be aware of such risks and to take immediate action when problems occur.

When bleeding to the brain or the surrounding areas is left unchecked, the resulting pressure can cause serious, even life-threatening brain damage. Many brain bleed injuries result in wrongful death. Patients who survive can suffer catastrophic long-term damage, including impairments to mobility, speech and cognitive functions.

With two physician attorneys on staff who are also attorneys, and another attorney who is a respiratory therapist, our firm is well-versed in the medical aspects of brain bleed injuries. We will carefully review the medical records and other evidence surrounding your injury to determine how this injury occurred and who was at fault. We will do everything we can to help you obtain full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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