A traumatic brain injury can leave an individual permanently disabled. And on top of these physical disabilities, an individual may also have their personality, memory, finances, work situation, personal relationships, and their overall day-to-day life affected. Read on to discover the common causes of traumatic brain injuries and how a seasoned Toronto medical malpractice lawyer at Merricks Law Group can help you prove medical malpractice.
What are the different types of traumatic brain injuries in Toronto?
Importantly, there are two recognized types of traumatic brain injuries. They are as follows:
- Closed head injury: a head injury where damages cannot be seen. That is, it is caused by the rapid back-and-forth movement or shaking of the brain inside the skull that results in bruising and tearing of brain tissue and blood vessels.
- Penetrating head injury: a head injury where the wound to the head is obvious due to an object breaking the skin. That is, it is caused by high-velocity projectiles or bone fragments from a skull fracture that are driven into the brain.
What are the common causes of traumatic brain injuries in Toronto?
Unfortunately, there are a number of ways in which a traumatic brain injury may occur. In Toronto, commonly reported causes are as follows:
- A slip and fall on another party’s premises (i.e., sidewalk, restaurant, supermarket, parking lot, stairway, airport, etc).
- An auto accident (i.e., car, motorcycle, truck, public transportation, etc).
- A sports-related injury.
- An intentional act of violence.
- An explosive blast or another combat injury.
However, the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in Toronto is known to be associated with birth-related injuries. With this, they may be considered due to medical malpractice.
How do I prove that medical malpractice caused my injury?
If you believe that your traumatic brain injury is related to medical malpractice, then you may be able to take legal action to recover your damages. And to prove medical malpractice for your claim, you must prove the following:
- You must prove that you were indeed the medical professional’s patient.
- You must prove that, as the medical professional’s patient, you were owed a duty of care.
- You must prove that the medical professional breached the duty of care by acting in a way that a reasonable medical professional would not.
- You must prove that the breached duty of care directly resulted in the harm you sustained.
- You must prove that the harm you sustained caused you to incur other significant damages.
As you can see, a great deal of evidence may be needed to support this chain of events as true. So, if you require further assistance, pick up the phone and call a competent Ontario personal injury lawyer today.