Undetected Brain Trauma: Can You Bring A Case Against The Emergency Room Doctors?

If emergency room doctors didn't detect your brain trauma after your car accident, contact a personal injury attorney for help. Although auto accidents can cause internal and external injuries, it's not always easy to see internal injuries right away, such bleeding from your brain. This is why it's critical that emergency room doctors use CT scans and other diagnostic tools to examine the inside of your body. The problems they find at the time of your accident gives the doctors you see after your initial exams a chance to treat you properly. Here's what you need to know about undetected brain trauma and what you can do to obtain compensation for it.

How Dangerous Is Brain Trauma?

Although brain trauma can cause internal swelling and bleeding, you may not experience any signs of the injury right away. A number of accident victims go days or even years without the proper diagnoses and treatments for their brain injuries until they develop symptoms or worse. 

When you do develop symptoms of brain trauma, you may decide to pursue a case against the emergency room doctors who misdiagnosed you. But if doctors' insurance company may deny you benefits by placing the blame on your current physicians. The insurer may say that your doctors should've performed diagnostic tests on you during your follow-up exams and treatments. 

To avoid problems like those above, it's essential that you see a personal injury attorney as soon as you experience the symptoms of brain trauma. A attorney may help you secure the medical evidence you need to prove that the emergency room doctors didn't follow the correct procedures for auto accident victims.

How Do You Obtain New Medical Evidence of Your Brain Injury?

During your case against the emergency room doctors, a personal injury attorney may order new CT scans of your head, even if your current doctors already completed them. To avoid complications during your case, an attorney may use the services of third-party doctors to secure additional evidence of your injury. Third-party doctors don't work for the emergency room doctors, you or the attorney, which makes their opinions and exams unbiased in your case. 

After an attorney has the evidence they need for your case, they can pursue compensation from the emergency room doctors' insurance company. If the insurance company doesn't accept the new medical evidence, an attorney can take the company to personal injury court and file a medical malpractice suit against them.

If you need more information about your particular case, contact a personal injury lawyer for answers.