Portland Epidural Hematoma Lawyer

Epidural hematoma is bleeding that occurs between the skull and the membrane surrounding the brain (dura matter). The blood pools up and, if it becomes severe enough, can lead to a number of different conditions such as permanent brain injury, paraplegia, and subfalcine herniation. In some cases, epidural hematoma is caused by medical negligence. In other cases, epidural hematoma damage results from a doctor’s failure to diagnose and treat the condition. A Portland epidural hematoma lawyer can fight for justice for you or your injured loved one.

Contact the Portland medical malpractice attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC today for a free consultation regarding your case.

Cranial Bleeding Caused by Medical Malpractice

The majority of epidural hematoma cases are caused by head trauma. Blunt force to the head, particularly force that is strong enough to fracture the skull, can damage the blood vessels and lead to hematoma. Blood thinners or anti-coagulants can also put patients at an increased risk of hematoma. Anti-coagulants, such as “Heparin,” are administered to thin the blood to prevent or treat blood clots. Malpractice-related epidural hematoma could be the result of a mistake during cranial/brain surgery or the result of an improper anti-coagulant dosage.

Failure to Diagnose Epidural Hematoma

If epidural hematoma is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it could lead to serious or permanent injury such as increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, brain damage, or death. People who experience epidural hematoma might display one or a combination of multiple symptoms, such as:

As soon as a patient displays these symptoms, they should be tested for epidural hematoma. Diagnosing epidural hematoma might involve a CT scan or MRI scan. Immediate treatment should follow – often surgery is necessary to remove blood and relieve pressure from the brain as well as to stop the bleeding. In some cases, a epidural hematoma may prove fatal and result in a wrongful death lawsuit in Portland.

Contacting a Portland Epidural Hematoma Attorney

Medical malpractice cases are complex and should be evaluated by an experienced attorney. Due to the complex nature of these claims, no two cases are exactly alike. If you or someone you love experienced epidural hematoma leading to debilitating injury or death, we invite you to contact the attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC for a free evaluation of your case.

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The Portland personal injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice. Not only do our results speak for us, but we have also been recognized as some of the top medical malpractice attorneys in the region by U.S. News & Best Lawyers. Our firm was selected as one of the Best Law Firms in America® and Attorney Chuck Paulson was voted “Lawyer of the Year” for plaintiffs medical malpractice. To learn more about your legal rights and options, get in touch with us today.