*Acquired Brain Injury
Acquired Brain Injuries are brain injuries that have already occurred but they could have been prevented or at least significantly reduced had competent medical treatment been afforded to the patient by medical staff.
Neurology is the area of medicine that covers spinal and brain injuries. Treatment for a neurological problem can in itself be deemed as negligent.
If a procedure were to be performed negligently by a member of the medical staff then the patient may have a claim. It could also be the case where an incorrect procedure has been carried out or where sub-standard post-operative care has been provided, to a patient following a neurological operation, that there may be a claim for negligence.
While it is not always possible to prevent the injuries occurring, it is the case that where appropriate treatment is provided, there is an increased chance of a better outcome. Where inadequate medical treatment is provided, there can be catastrophic implications and effects on the patient and his/ her family.