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Brain Injury

brain mri scanWhen you or your loved one incurs a brain injury leaving them unable to work and dependent on family support, it has a devastating effect both financially and emotionally. Seeing someone go from being a fully functioning child or adult to needing full time care is not something any family should have to go through but unfortunately it is all too common and often the result of medical negligence that entitles the victim and their family to financial compensation. Our team of qualified California-based brain injury lawyers can advise you if you have a viable claim.

What causes a brain injury?​

The basic definition of brain damage is an injury to the brain caused by various conditions such as head trauma, inadequate oxygen supply, infections, or intracranial hemorrhage or bleeding. Signs and symptoms may appear immediately, but it may take days or even weeks after the injury for them to show. Sometimes the symptoms are mild and a person may notice a problem but not relate it to the injury. Some people will appear to have no symptoms after a traumatic brain injury, but later their condition declines. There are different types and levels of seriousness when it comes to brain injuries, ranging from mild concussion to severe traumatic brain injuries. While concussion is the most common type of brain injury, resulting in thousands of emergency room visits every year, it is rarely serious enough to warrant legal liability. However, some concusive injuries do not resolve fully and can have permanent, life-long implications.

How are you compensated for a brain injury in California

Dr Steven HeimbergIf you have sustained a head or brain injury due to a traumatic accident or due to the negligence of a third party, our highly-qualified team of brain injury attorneys can help by handling all aspects of your lawsuit to ensure you are awarded the maximum financial settlement available to you.

Our leading medical malpractice lawyer, Dr. Steven Heimberg, is both a physician and an attorney. He has dedicated his career to helping people and fighting for justice exclusively on behalf of the injured throughout California and the whole of the United States.

Some of the different causes of compensable brain injuries include: brain trauma caused by car accidents or the results of falls or accidents. Medical negligence also may lead to brain injuries, such as:

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  • Missed or delayed diagnosis and treatment of stroke
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to treat an infection
  • Failure to treat ongoing brain issues such as a seizure disorder
  • Medication errors

How do you prove brain damage liability in California?

In addition to providing complete copies of all relevant medical records and other supporting documents, you may be required to undergo a CT scan or MRI to uncover evidence of bleeding in the brain (hemorrhage), blood clots (hematomas), bruised brain tissue (contusions), and brain tissue swelling.

Our highly-qualified brain injury legal team has secured hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of its clients, including:

  • $68 million verdict against a surgeon who prematurely left the OR after heart surgery which resulted in brain damage to the patient
  • $17 million verdict in a birth injury case that resulted in brain damage
  • $14 million verdict against LA Fitness for brain damage suffered by a patron due to improper CPR and lack of emergency response plan
  • $9 million malpractice verdict for a woman with congenital brain problems, whose brain shunt became infected, leading to near-paralysis and additional brain damage
  • $8.95 million medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose a developing hydrocephalus in a 16 year old with a history of brain tumor leading to permanent brain injury
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Our Location

Stalwart Los Angeles Office

8752 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 954-2000

How to get to our office

To get to our office from downtown Los Angeles we recommend the following methods.

Subway -The journey time between downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood is roughly 18 min. It’s operated by Metro Los Angeles, the Los Angeles to Hollywood subway service departs from Civic Center / Grand Park Station and arrives in Hollywood / Vine Station. Normally 524 subways run weekly.

Taxi -The journey time between downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood is roughly 8 min, depending on traffic, and depending on pickup location, is roughly 6.5 miles. Some of the taxi companies in the area are United Taxi, LA City Cab and Rosie Taxi Cab.

Bus -The journey time between downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood is roughly 30 min. It’s operated by Metro Los Angeles, the Los Angeles to Hollywood service departs from Broadway / 1st and arrives in Santa Monica / Bronson. Normally the bus runs run daily.

Car – Driving time from downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood is roughly 10 minutes depending on traffic. On average, parking lots and garages charge $1.00 per hour and $6.00 per day. On street parking costs $1.00 per hour. 

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