One of the most serious consequences of severe head trauma, which sometimes occurs in car and trucking accidents, falls on dangerous property or other catastrophic accidents, is the occurrence or risk of brain swelling. In medical terms, brain swelling due to the accumulation of fluid is called edema. Although brain edema is not always obvious and can be difficult to diagnose, the risks associated with the intracranial pressure that edema creates should be well known to medical professionals. Constant monitoring of an edema patient—with constant readiness to perform surgery if necessary—is essential.
If you believe a medical provider or facility was negligent in treating you or a loved one after a brain injury, contact us at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson today. Our award-winning Salt Lake City edema lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for injury victims throughout the state of Utah. We know what it takes to substantiate these claims and will work with medical experts to ensure we make a compelling case for compensation.
It is possible to hold the responsible parties accountable in these cases. Call our team at (801) 845-9866 today to learn more.
Brain Injuries & Edema
In addition to traumatic brain injury, brain edema can result from stroke, infection or various other causes. Symptoms vary across a wide range of types and severity, from headaches and vision loss, to memory loss to seizures or loss of consciousness. Treatments used to relieve dangerous intracranial pressure and prevent permanent brain damage or death include medication and surgery to drain the fluid or repair its source.
An experienced Salt Lake City brain injury lawyer at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson will listen to you and investigate to determine whether medical malpractice may have been a factor in your adverse outcome. As a firm with brain injury litigation as a primary focus, we call on an extensive network of medical experts to discuss standards of care and other factors relevant to your specific case.
The time to start to start exploring your legal options is now. Contact our team to request a free case evaluation.