Brain Injury

Medical mistakes involving lack of oxygen, anesthesia or surgical errors can cause brain and nerve damage which limit a person’s ability to function normally and may require years of medical treatment and physical therapy. There are also lost wages and other economic damages that result when a brain injury victim can no longer work or care for a family. On top of that is the loss from pain, suffering, disfigurement, disability and diminished quality of life that often results from brain injury. BWMK lawyers have won judgments to compensate individuals and their families for brain damage, paralysis or death that would not have occurred without negligence by the care provider. We know that brain injuries are devastating, life changing, and may not be readily apparent. With our knowledge of medical procedure and standards, we understand the high barriers that have to be cleared to prove that malpractice occurred — and have the investigation and litigation skills to meet the standard of proof in brain injury claims.

Successes

$1.7 Million Settlement for Psych Unit Fight Injury

A patient with a long history of mental illness struck a 57-year-old patient in the head several times during an argument and fight in the…

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$11 Million Brain Injury Verdict After Appeal, Retrial

A 64-year-old man — who suffered severe brain damage after a ladder he was using collapsed — won an $11 million federal verdict during a…

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$6.75 Million Brain Damage Settlement

A 68-year-old woman was admitted to Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin after experiencing headaches for two weeks. Family members indicated that, on that day,…

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$17 Million Emergency Room Error Settlement

A male with a history of and a severe risk of developing bacterial endocarditis went to the University of Chicago Medical Center complaining of severe…

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$5 Million Settlement for Brain Injury from Gastric Bypass Surgery

We were  lead counsel representing the guardian of a 47-year-old woman who developed extensive bleeding and clotting and digestive tract trauma following gastric bypass surgery….

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$10 Million Settlement for Misdiagnosed Brain Injury Resulting in Paraplegia

Our client, a 41-year-old married father of two, suffered an injury on the right side of his head while playing touch football at a youth…

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$35 Million Settlement for Brain Injury at Birth

We represented the mother of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury during birth. The child’s injuries were sustained as doctors performed an…

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$5.5 Million Settlement for Birth Injury

A woman’s son was born with severe brain damage after delays in delivery caused him to be deprived of oxygen.  

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$2 Million Settlement for Brain Damage and Quadriplegia Due to Medical Negligence

We represented the daughter of an 89-year-old woman who was suffering from multiple medical problems (including diabetes, renal failure, congestive heart failure, sickle cell disease…

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$6.3 Million Settlement on Behalf of Brain-Injured Infant

Our client was an infant who, a month after her birth, began having seizures at home. She was hospitalized and given initial medication that halted…

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